Tri Travel Hawaii Tour 2024
Join the Tri Travel 10-day Hawaii Tour and let our experts help you have the best race possible.
Tri Travel will be celebrating 22 years of our Hawaii tour in 2024, catering for athletes, friends and family on our proven and recommended 10-night Hawaii tour. This tour allows time for acclimatisation, allows time for training sessions in the Energy Lab and on the Queen K, helps you avoid the busy times of arrivals and allows you to settle into island life before the big day.
We also offer a 7-night Mini-Tour for athletes who are unable to stay for 10-nights. The Mini-Tour offers airport transfers, a group swim, run along Alii Drive and a Q&A with one of the top professional women athletes.
With an athlete finish rate of over 98%, our seamless travel experience and information-rich tour is a proven formula for success. Tri Travel are the tour experts in Kona and offer an unparalleled experience which is 22 years in the making. Whether this is your first time to Kona or your 10th time, Tri Travel will guide you through race week and help you have your best race possible.
Tour Dates: Friday 18 October – Monday 28 October 2024 (10 nights)
Mini-Tour Dates: Monday 21 October – Monday 28 October 2024 (7 nights)
The World Championship held each year in Kailua-Kona will be a male only race in 2024. On Saturday 26 October, 2024 the world’s best professional and age group men will set off into Kailua Bay to start their personal journey over the 226km journey to the finish line on Alii Drive.
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 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.
This 10-day tour provides support for both first timers and returning athletes to Hawaii. This tour is perfect for athletes and their families to enjoy all the spoils of the Hawaii experience, make new friends and enjoy the best of Hawaii.
If the 10-day tour is not option there are limited spots available on our 7-night Mini-Tour. Contact the team at Tri Travel for more details.
When it comes to Kona, we know what works, and our itinerary is designed around our proven winning formula.
We are pleased to offer a 10-night tour and accommodation package, with the following inclusions.
10-night Tour Inclusions
- 10 nights accommodation – October 18 to October 28
- Airport transfers to hotels on October 21 and departures on October 28
- Staff to meet and greet guests at the airport on Friday October 18
- Bike Collection from airport for Friday October 18 arrivals
- Guided by experienced tour leaders
- Swim, Bike and Run course orientations and supported training
- Tri Travel Welcome Dinner
- Tri Travel Celebration Breakfast (post-race)
- 2 x grocery shopping trips
- Race Day Spectator Viewing areas
- Tour gifts & merchandise
- Access to massage services – Body by Juliet
- Access to bike mechanics – Bike Works
Throughout the tour, our team of experienced Tour Leaders will be on hand to provide support, advice and assist you with all your race week needs.
Each year Tri Travel book the best accommodation in the best locations for all of our tour members and we have great accommodation for both February and October. Our accommodation options have been hand picked over the past 20 years and offers convenience and comfort for our tour guests.
Kona Seaside is an oceanfront hotel situated in the heart of Kona. Shops, restaurants, entertainment and ocean activities are only a few steps away. The hotel is located within a 200 metre walk to the race start, finish and transition, and opposite the welcome banquet, awards ceremony and registration.
Royal Kona Resort
Situated facing the Pacific Ocean on Kailua Bay and within 600m of the event start/finish area, the Royal Kona Hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool, an on-site restaurant and rooms offering mountain and ocean views. Rooms are decorated in soft colours with rich wood accents and offer comfortable verandas.
Hale Kona Kai
Kona Mansions, situated approximately 5 minutes out of the main hub of Kailua-Kona, is in an ideal location close to shops and great restaurants. Kona Mansions’ condos are both comfortable, spacious and are situated close to the ocean.
The Kona Mansions is 800m from race start.
The Sea Village is an ocean front condo complex situated 2km from the race start, with an ocean front pool, spa and BBQ area. The complex has a choice of one and two bedroom fully self contained apartments and is ideal for families.
The west coast of Hawaii is known as the “Kona Side” and Kailua-Kona is the lively centre of it all. This historic seaside town sits in the middle of the Kona coast.
All visitors to Kona arrive via Hawaiian inter-island flights. The Kona Airport is about 30 minutes from the township of Kona, and Tri Travel provide transfers for all of our tour members who are booked not he 10-night arrival and departure dates.
Australian visitors to the United States, for business or tourism, staying 90 days or less, do not need to obtain a visa. However an online travel authorisation needs to be obtained through ESTA, which is a quick, free internet application with authorisation received within a few minutes.
Now, because of its central location and tropical 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, but still retains the ‘old Hawaii’ feel with none of the high rises or large shopping centres the Waikiki has.
There are many shops and markets selling locally produced items and there is a good offering of restaurants. 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) at one of the seaside restaurants.