My husband and I are going to be on the Big Island of Hawaii in January for two weeks. We will fly in and out of Hilo. We are both road cyclists and want to do some riding and hiking on the island. I need some guidance. If possible we would prefer not to ride loaded. Our plan was to rent a car and stay several days at a few locations and either cycle or hike from each of the locations.
Does this make sense? If so, where would be good places to stay and for how long?
Does it make sense to rent the bikes in Hilo and carry them in the car or does it make sense to rent at each of our destinations?
Does it make more sense to go loaded and cycle around the island?