After a number of visits to Kelia Beach, above Kapa'a, we noticed alot of people were biking along a paved hiking and biking trail that runs along the coast between Kapa'a and North of Kelia Beach. After we moved from Princeville down to Waipouli during our second week on the island, we decided that we should check out how we could rent a bike so we could spend the day riding, visiting the beaches, and watching the people.
Just outside the Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort there is a small tour business called Wailua River Guides. They rent bikes, kayaks, and other items, as well as provided guided kayak river excurions up the Wailua river. After inquiring about renting bikes and getting an idea how to get to the biking / hiking trail, we rented two beach cruiser bikes ($10 a day) and headed out.
Our first stop along the way was breakfast at the Country Kitchen in Kapa'a. The Loco Moco here is especially tasty because they use Kalua Pig instead of hamburger. Trust me, it's awesome. After breakfast we got back on the trail and headed up to the northern most point (a couple miles north of Kelia Beach). On the way we found a beach just past Kelia Beach that was absolutely deserted. No one on it and it was beautiful. We walked the bikes down to the beach across a dirt trail, parked them, and headed to the beach. It was amazing to be sitting on a beach all by ourselves.The only footprints in the sand were our own. That's worth the trip all by itself.
After getting some sun and exploring the rocky points on our own deserted beach, we got back on the trail and rode down to Kelia Beach and sat out on the beach, caught some more rays and watched the surfers.
Later in the day we headed back to Waipouli and returned the bikes, a little tired, but extremely satisfied with our day's adventure. If you want to see and do something a little different and enjoy the beautiful coastline, see new sites, and visit a deserted beach, we recommend renting a bike and riding up and down the east coast on this fabulous hiking and biking trail. You'll see Kauai in a new light and from a different perspective.