The famous Tri Travel Hawaii Tour has been running since 2000. During this time we have helped thousands of athletes complete their Kona journey, and are proud to say our athlete finish rate is over 99%, because when it comes to Kona, experience counts. Race week in Hawaii is unique, and Tri Travel help our athletes navigate the event schedule so they can optimize their race preparations.
We are with you to the end no matter what the clock says. This 10-day tour is our biggest itinerary providing support for both first timers and returning athletes to Hawaii. Tri Travel are there to ensure you are ready for the best Ironman experience of your life! This tour is perfect for athletes and their families to enjoy all the spoils of the Hawaii Ironman experience, make new friends and enjoy the best of Hawaii.
Kona Triathlon Travel
Tri Travel make travelling to Kona as easy as possible. We take care of all the logistics of travelling to The Big Island, including making sure your bike and luggage are delivered to your hotel. Even if your bike doesn’t arrive on your flight, as often happens with Hawaii inter-island flights, our Tri Travel tour leaders arrange for your luggage to be delivered to your hotel, while you relax and settle in to your accommodation. All the logistics are taken care of so you have a seamless travelling experience, and arrive fresh and ready to begin your race week preparations.
Tri Travel have been travelling to Kona for the Ironman for over 20 years. We work closely with many hotel partners in Kona to provide our athletes with a wide range of accommodation solutions for all budgets. We have secured the best race event accommodation to suit all needs, and our experienced team are the experts in finding athletes their perfect place.
Ironman Event Week
Race week in Kona is exciting, and full of different activities for athletes and their families. Our experienced Tri Travel team make sure that our tour members don’t miss anything, and our comprehensive itinerary covers all the functions and events during the lead up to race day. All of the transfers to the functions and events are included, and tour members can choose to partake in as much or as little of the itinerary as they wish.
Kona IRONMAN Course
Tri Travel conduct comprehensive course orientations for the swim, bike and run so that athletes are familiar with the course layout, key points and landmarks. With over 20 years experience on this course, our Tri Travel experts provide valuable information, tips and advice to our tour members, including the Hawi turnaround, the Energy Lab and of course, key points along the famous Queen K.
Let Tri Travel take care of all the extras, so you can do what you came to Kona to do – race your best!
Kona is of course most famous for the IRONMAN, but there are many other attractions on the island that visitors and holiday makers enjoy.
Coffee drinkers will recognise Kona as the source of some of the best beans in the world. Get your blood pumping with a walk along the “Royal Footsteps” waterfront stretch of Alii Drive, or take stargazing to the next level with a nighttime visit to the summit of Mauna Kea. Waterfalls, volcanoes, and soft black sands are just some of the natural features that make Kailua unique. Shimmy your hips at a hula-filled luau, or get an eyeful of native history at the Kamakahonu compound.
The west coast of Hawaii is known as the “Kona Side” and Kailua-Kona is the lively center of it all. This historic seaside town sits in the middle of the Kona coast, a few miles south of the Kona International Airport (KOA). Not too long ago Kona was a sleepy fishing village. Now, because of its central location and great weather it has transformed into a lively town that is the activity capital of the Big Island. It is the city on the Big Island that is best equipped for tourism.
There are many shops and farmers markets selling locally produced items and there is a good offering of restaurants. This makes Kona a good and central home base to explore the west coast of the island. Relax and look at the waves crashing over the black lava rocks while sipping from a cup of the world-famous Kona coffee, or have some freshly caught ahi (tuna) while recovering from your busy day.