In Port Richey, Florida
Salt Springs Park at Gulf of Mexico
long time ago, there were salt works here. Today it is
park where you can come and enjoy natural trails in original
vegetation. There are lot of palm trees called palmettos. They are
original palms of Florida. Indians used the roots for cooking. The
roots taste like cabbage so it is also called palmetto cabbage. We
sometimes taste palmetto cabbage in Meditation Center after our
bicycling tour is over. Just relax after hours of bicycling in
Snack over fire.
After bicycling tour, relax in Meditation Center.
1 - Salt Springs Park provides hiking trail at Gulf of Mexico. 2 -
kayaks can be lunched here. 3 - Marine and Energy Center is close by -
see the map.
Gulf of Mexico - Island and Green Key Beach:
Entrance to the beach Road to the
island of Green Key Still
This is beach on Green Key island. In early 1900;s this was private
residence where one family resided. Later on there was road made to
this small island. The property became park and public beach is today
here for everybody to enjoy. You can walk among the original vegetation
on wooden deck all the way to the other side of the island.
Sunset at the
Gulf of Mexico Observation
Deck Walk to the other side of the island
The bicycle trip is about 30 - 45
minutes each way - click the map below to see details. You can enjoy the
beach all day long
1- deck and observation point at
Gulf of Mexico, 2
Diamond Head Crater by bicycle.
is one of the closest tours to volcano right next to Waikiki Beach.
This tour is easy until you get to the crater. You will get plenty of
exercise climbing over the edge and top of this volcano.
We will see on the way the park of the Queen of Hawaii with
In the crater is tunnel to the top - Video
We leave Waikiki Beach and we ride along the shore. Then we see
villas and very nice residential homes almost at the crater. We ride
around the crater and we enter it from the north side. We ride into the
crater and we climb to the top. there is absolutely great view of
Waikiki Beach - see the video. After seeing the crater we come back the northern rout where we can get good, original, well priced food in Waikiki Beach.
Manoa Falls by bicycle
Water Falls of Manoa and
hiking in the forest makes this trip always memorable for all. We
bicycle to the end of the road and then we hike about 1 kilometer in
the mountains to Manoa Falls - 150 feet high. We can explore the bamboo forest and old, abundant
. You can see
here thousands of birds, parrots and other loud singing of birds. We
see real Hawaiian jungle! This trip can be steep and we go up the hill
a lot. Check your brakes on the way back. We take swimming in the falls
before going down the hill back to hotel in Waikiki Beach.
Waikiki Magic Island by bicycle
This is local, easy trip
to small island at the shore of Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. We go from
our motel to original Hawaiian restaurant Ono Hawaiian Foods at
Kapahulu where we can get well priced meals before peddling all day
long. These are original Hawaiians dishes! Yes, the cooks are native
Hawaiians! We are heading next to channel Ala Wai Bulevard. McCully st.
left, Kalakaua Ave left, Beachwalk right, after museum of U.S. Army
right and we pass Hilton's Lagune. After lagune we enter over the
bridge to Ala Mona Beach Park - this is Magic Island. You can go around
this island by bicycle enjoying it from each side. Every Friday there
are fire works after 7:30 PM. See Map
Bay by bicycle
This is longer trip to
Hanauma Bay. This is quiet place not in the city where we swim, snorkel
and enjoy the day. On the way we see Waikiki Aquarium, The War
Kapiolani Park, historic residences at the Diamond Head Crater and
Diamond Head Lighthouse. After about 6.5 mills the road 72 gets steep
where on the top is entrance to the Hanauma Bay. You can rent snorkel
equipment here and enjoy the underwater world of Hanauma Bay. See
Wa'ahila Trail by bicycle
This is bicycle tour with
hiking in the mountains. If you want to burn some calories - you will
have the opportunity. We bicycle to the end of the road, we chain the
bicycles in the safe place and we start hiking on Wa'ahila Trail. We
see truly beautifully views of MANOA VALLEY, PALOLO VALLEY, Venter of HONOLULU and hills of KO‘OLAU RANGE.
shows our trip. See Video
Koko Head Crater by bicycle
This is bicycle trip for
all day long for the advanced tourists. After we get to the craters are
from Waikiki Beach, we start hiking up the hill. This is very unusual
hiking on rail road all the way to the top of the Koko Head Crater. The
rail road was built before World War II to the military bunker on the
The hiking is rather in straight line along the rail road but be ready
for thousands of steps. On the top you can enjoy incredible views of
the valleys around - see the video
see the Map
Tantalus Mountain by bicycle
This is about 7 miles
going up the hill on winding road heading to Tantalus mountain. if you
go to gym, you will never get such good, fresh air work out there.
After we get to the observation point and PU’U UALAKA’A STATE PARK
we can leave back to Waikiki Beach - check the brakes or we can
continue go up the hill. This option is not popular - after 7 miles up
the road, we are ready to cool down going nice ride down the road.
Perhaps the best part of the trip is the view, fresh air, good exercise
and enjoyment of the nature. See the - Video
see the Map
Kali'Ou'Ou Valley and Tropical Forest
is long ride and great hiking in original rain forest of Hawaii -
Kali'ou'ou. We leave for all day long trip. Take some food and water
with you. We leave early in the morning. If the weather is not too
rainy we get always great photos of this part of Oahu island.
© - Vacation
with Guide 1994