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Traveling around the south end of Hawaii from Kona to Hilo and then back up and over the Saddle road is a full day trip. This of course includes lots of stops along the way to see the sights. The volcano national park was closed...More
We travelled along the Mamalahoa Highway from Hilo to Kona, around the south of the Big Island. It is one of the most scenic routes we have travelled.
From Hilo you travel through green subtropical hills and valleys with waterfalls and indigenous forests....More
Quite a nice drive from Kona to Waimea. Lava Lava everywhere. We made a roadside stop as we saw people gathered by what looked like lava tube/tunnel. A vast area to climb and walk without any fee. Near the Kona airport as I recall.
This is the main highway that will get you around the entire island. The highway has scenic overlooks and connects with other roads which lead to beaches, the coast, historic sites. We travelled Mamalahoa Highway (also Hawaii Belt Road) to many destinations. It is a...More
As a long distance cyclist visiting the big island , this scenic highway is necessary to transit to the saddle road. While there is an adequate bike lane, the traffic whizzing by at 60 plus mph is more than unnerving, not for the inexperienced cyclist...More