ATV 101: Four-Wheeling Across Hawaii
There’s nothing like feeling the rev of an engine as you ready yourself to take a four-wheeled journey across the beautiful terrains of Hawaii. ATV adventures on these beautiful islands can take you on a leisurely ride over rolling plains or get your adrenaline pumping as you master muddy tracks carved into the lush rainforests.
No matter the level of thrills you’re looking to enjoy, there are some things you’ll want to keep in mind to ensure you have a completely safe and enjoyable time during your four-wheel adventure.
Don’t Get Fancy
The point of your ATV experience is to have fun, enjoy the sights, and cruise across the tropical terrain as the warm air rushes over you. Even if you’re an experienced four-wheeler, don’t try to do stunts or attempt any fancy turns; just navigating over some of the more technical courses gives you the chance to show off your abilities.
Trust us, you’ll have the time of your life even without pushing your ATV or yourself to the limits. Just follow the path, enjoy the terrain and the scenery as you pass by, and respect the machine!
Get Comfortable Before Driving
Before you head out, make sure you’re comfortable with the ATV. Get a feel for the mechanics of the machine and how it handles.
As the first step on your journey, you’re be shown the ropes by certified instructors who know everything about these machines. If you have any questions, don’t get on the ATV without having them answered.
Do pay attention to what you wear. Whether you embark on a gentle cruise across Kualoa Ranch or on a faster journey over a more technical course at Coral Crater, chances are you’re going to get muddied and dirty. Don’t wear something you don’t want to get dirty, especially since you’ll likely have limited clothing to change into.
Drive with a Passenger
If you go for a ride along a more technical track, you usually have the opportunity to bring a passenger. If you know somebody you feel comfortable riding with, bring them along! Not only does it give you someone to enjoy the experience with, after your turn behind the wheel, you’ll have the opportunity to get in the passenger seat and enjoy the sights!
Bring a Camera
There are lots of opportunities in all kinds of ATV experiences to snap pictures. As a general rule of thumb, it’s always a good idea to have a camera on hand when you’re anywhere in Hawaii! There’s plenty to see and plenty of memories you’ll want to capture, especially on your ATV adventure.