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Hawaii is known for its soft white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters that soothe the soul. However, rapid commercial development on Hawaii’s main islands has tended to take away some of the authenticity people desire from a Hawaii excursion. 

At the northernmost point of the island chain lies a beautiful and remote escape that many people don’t know about: the Garden Island of Kauai. This charming island is dotted with lush green pastures, towering mountain peaks, jagged shorelines, and the Waimea Canyon–an incredible canyon that rivals the Grand Canyon. 

If you want to escape the crowds and go where the locals live, there is no better place than Kauai. And there is no better way to explore Kauai than on the back of a motorcycle. 

Riders Share is here to help make your Kauai adventure more fun and affordable. We offer the largest selection of Kauai motorcycle rentals on the island by renting out from riders like you. 

We are a peer-to-peer network offering Hawaii motorcycle rentals on all islands and include roadside assistance and liability protection to give you greater peace of mind. Choose from brands like Harley-Davidson, Triumph, BMW, and more, and shop among prices to find a bike that fits your budget and riding style!

What are you waiting for? Choose your dream bike and start exploring the remote reaches of “The Garden Island.” 

Requirements to Rent a Motorcycle in Kauai

  • Must be 21+
  • Must have a motorcycle endorsement on the license (foreign licenses are accepted) to rent bikes over 50cc in size.
  • Motorists over 18 years old are not required to wear a helmet but are required by Riders Share.

Best Motorcycle Rides in Kauai

Kauai is widely underdeveloped, meaning many of the trails tend to trail off into dirt paths and are filled with wild chickens–yes, chickens. But that doesn’t mean there are not still some hair-raising hairpin turns and great paved straightaways to cruise down. 

Waimea Canyon State Park:

This incredible canyon off Route 550B offers stunning views that parallel the Grand Canyon. The road leading up is long, narrow, and windy, making for a fun climb, and once you reach the top, you’ll be greeted by spectacular views of this ten-mile-long canyon. There are plenty of places to hike around at the top or even stop for a small picnic. 

The Tunnel of Trees:

Take a trip down Route 520 through the stunning tunnel of eucalyptus trees planted by the locals not too long ago. The route is very scenic, offering a diverse array of green farmlands and towering mountain peaks on both sides of the road. You’ll love the feeling of the wind on your face and the smell of fresh eucalyptus as you ride through the towering trees on each side that form a tunnel. As you near the end, you’ll be greeted by sweeping views of the countryside and the mountains once again, as if you had just escaped from a wormhole. 

Polihale State Park:

Start this route in Poipu and ride around the jagged cliffs of Kaui’s west coast along the Pacific until you reach the Polihale State Park. The road is made of dirt and covers an excellent 100-mile stretch, offering fun off-roading rides for anyone willing to partake, and you’ll also be greeted by incredible views of the turquoise blue waters. 

Princeville to Lihue:

Round off your trip by traveling back to the urban city of Lihue from Princeville in the north. This route down Route 56 takes you around the jagged cliffs surrounding the Pacific Ocean and through several charming native towns. Take a detour off State Highway 580 down a nicely paved road toward the inner jungle on the island. You can even stop off at the Kuilau trailheads for great hiking and picnicking.  

Best Places to Visit in Kauai

We already mentioned Waimea Canyon as a beautiful place to visit on a motorcycle. Still, there are also plenty of great beaches for visitors that rival those of the Big Island. Poipu Beach Park boasts beautiful white sandy shores, or you can go to Na Pali Coast for a little taste of the kind of beaches you’d see in Northern California or Oregon. 

There are also several notable small towns to interact with the locals, principally Lawai and Princeville, which feature luscious botanical gardens. 

Finally, there’s nothing better than driving out to Polihale State Park for great hiking along the beach or even Spouting Horn Blowhole on the South Shore. 

Best Times of Year to Rent a Motorcycle in Kauai

Between April and June features some of the best weather in Kauai and the smallest crowds. While November through January is also less crowded, this tends to be the rainy season and should be avoided by motorcyclists. 

Otherwise, there is no bad time of year to visit, but you will need to book in advance. 

Tips for Renting a Motorcycle in Kauai

  • Watch Your Speed: The maximum speed limit for most roads in Kauai is 50 mph and trends around 25-30 mph on most major roads. However, we don’t recommend exceeding that too often, as you’ll encounter many sudden hairpin turns and long curves that require a bit more balance and tact than the straightaways. There are also lots of chickens that crowd the roads toward the interior. 
  • Be Prepared for Rain: Kauai is considered one of the wettest places on earth. Due to its northernmost location, it’s the island with the highest exposure to traveling weather systems, and the high cliffs tend to invite more moisture, which turns into a steady downpour of rain. It’s another reason speed limits are so low on the island. 
  • Carry Your GPS: Kauai may not be the biggest island in Hawaii, but it also is one of the least developed. For this reason, we recommend bringing a GPS so you don’t get lost, though most highways will be within fairly easy driving distance during your trip. 
  • Mingle with the Locals: There are several small towns all through Kauai in the east toward Lihue that are filled with charming locals who will give you a smile and a classic “Aloha.” Try interacting with them as you pass through for advice and a small glimpse into the native Hawaiian culture that is so charming to all of those who visit. It’s also a great way to hone your traveling skills.
  • Wear Proper Safety Gear: Between the rain and chickens lining the road, we recommend wearing proper safety gear to protect you from an accident. In addition, you must maintain proper visibility, especially during the rain. 

Earn Money from Your Kauai Motorcycle

Do you live in Kauai and want to earn passive income on your motorcycle? Riders who sign up for Riders Share can earn an average of $150 per booking by renting their bike to fellow riders like you. 

Riders Share offers liability protection and 24/7 roadside assistance to keep your bike safe. 

List your bike and start earning money today!