EagleRider has opened a new location on the tropical isle of Kauai. A teeming rainforest, which contains some of the world’s rarest plants and birds. runs down to powdery beaches, giving the relatively small (552 sq. miles) island its nickname, “The Garden Isle.” The dramatic cliffs and pinnacles of its Na Pali Coast and its have served as a backdrop for major Hollywood films, while Waimea Canyon and the Nounou Trails traversing the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge are hiking destinations.
Attractions include Waimea Canyon State Park, the largest canyon in the Pacific, measuring 10 miles long and more than 3,500 feet deep. The history of Kauai can be seen in the walls and crags of the canyon if you get off the bike and hike some of the more than 45 miles of trails. Hiking maps can be found at the Kokee Natural History Museum next to the Kokee lodge.
Kauai is about breathtaking natural beauty. Enjoy the 4,345 acre Kokee State Park with its Norfolk pines, Koa hardwoods, native plants and wildlife. State operated cabins and hiking by permit is available year-round with advance reservations. Dolphin, shark and whale sighting boat tours are available.
Of course, Kauai, as much of Hawaii, is known for its paradisiacal beaches. At least 28 stretches of soft white sand are spread around the island, some are unofficially clothes optional, at least the ones not backed by hotels or restaurants and have no lifeguard.
Not widely known are dangerous ocean currents that lie just offshore. We would be remiss not to mention these waters can be very dangerous, with strong riptides that can defeat the best swimmer. The tourism board advises: “Choose beaches with a lifeguard; before entering the water check for any warning signs indicating hazardous conditions; avoid swimming during high surf; never swim alone; never allow small children to swim or play in water unattended; never swim in murky water and never swim in river mouths; never turn your back on the ocean, an unexpected wave can knock you down and drag you out; listen to weather and surf forecasts on local radio or check the surf report.” Some beaches, such as Lumahai Beach on Kauai’s north shore, warn against swimming at all. We strongly suggest to heed the warnings.
Motorcycles available to rent include the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide, Street Glide, Road Glide, Fat Boy, Fat Bob, Heritage Softail and 883. Rent by the day, week, or multiple weeks. Rates start at $99/day for a 21-day rental of a Sportster 883. Free use of a helmet is included in motorcycle rentals; apparel is available for sale. Check with the location for the availability of hotel or airport pickup/drop-off.
EagleRider Kauai is an EagleRider Club location. EagleRider Kauai is located at Big Island Harley-Davidson, 3-1878 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue, HI 96766.