Families looking for more than the usual sun-and-sand trip to Hawaii might consider a pedal-powered tour of the Big Island.
This six-day itinerary, offered by Bicycle Adventures, is designed to appeal to youngsters who will bike on safe routes (average ride is 20 miles per day), hike to jungle waterfalls, watch lava pour into the ocean and snorkel with green sea turtles.
Other highlights include biking Waimea's cowboy country, trekking into the Thurston Lava Tube, pedaling to black-sand Punalu'u Beach and cruising on a 58-foot catamaran to watch for whales.
Dates: Departures March 9, April 13, Aug. 17 and Dec. 27
Price: $2,695 per person. Includes accommodations, all meals except one lunch, bikes and all other activities. Airfare to and from Hawaii is not included.