Haleakala Bike Tours
Out of the numerous activities on the island, Maui mountain bike tours have become the most popular. Enjoying a Haleakala sunrise before a leisurely Maui bike ride down 30-38 miles of winding road is an experience few forget. The dormant volcano reaches just over 10,000 feet at its summit where you'll watch sunrise. You'll then be taken to the base of Haleakala National Park to begin your bike ride. There are many Maui bike companies that take part in this daily ritual.
The following companies are well known Haleakala bike tours for you to pick from.
- Bike it Maui
- Cruiser Phil's
- Skyline Hawaii
- Mountain Riders
- Haleakala Bike Company
- Maui Mountain Cruisers
- Maui Downhill - out of business
Here are some available Maui bike tours:
Haleakala Sunrise, Bike Ride & Zipline Tour
If you plan on making the trip to Haleakala for a scenic bike ride, why not combine your efforts with a brilliant combo tour that also includes a visit to the summit in time for sunrise, as well as a thrilling multi-line zipline ride over canyons and the eucalyptus forest of Upcountry Maui.
Skyline Hawaii, the first established zipline company in all of Hawaii, offers daily Haleakala Sunrise Bike & Zip Tours for guests 12 and over seeking a bit more flair to their volcanic biking adventure. Your morning begins between 2 and 3am with a direct pick-up from your accommodation, where you’ll be transported through the winding hills of Upcountry until you reach Haleakala National Park and eventually, the summit, all the while learning valuable information about the local culture, flora and fauna, history and more from an experienced tour guide.
Guests will then be driven back down to 6,500 feet to begin their 21 switchback ride down the slopes before arriving in time for a continental breakfast, and a final thrill along 5 ziplines, an Indiana Jones style swinging bridge, and the only pendulum line in the Aloha State. If you like the idea of getting the most ‘bang for your buck,’ this combo tour of Haleakala’s top adventures is a Maui winner. Book online or directly by calling Skyline Hawaii at 1.808.745.1323.
Self Guided Haleakala Downhill Bike Tour
Alternately, Bike Maui offers three tour options for guests seeking a self-guided, downhill biking experience on Haleakala: the Sunrise Special, Summit Deluxe or Haleakala Express. With an early morning check-in time of 3am in Haiku, the Sunrise Special Tour includes a vehicle tour of Haleakala National Park in time to witness sunrise at the summit, before traveling back down to 6,500 feet for the start of your 23 mile downhill bike ride. As long as you make it back to the original meet-up point in Haiku by 4pm, you are welcome to enjoy the day how you like, stopping for breakfast, talking story with the locals, browsing local farm stands and whatever else suits your fancy. For travelers who don’t wish to set their alarms quite so early, the Summit Deluxe offers the same experience with a later check-in time of 8am, and the Haleakala Express skips the tour of Haleakala in favor of a start time at 9am. KONA mountain bikes, backpacks, helmets, rain gear and a map/directions are all included.
Guided Downhill Bike Tour
If you’d rather have a seasoned local guide leading the way, Cruiser Phil’s offers two options for guided Haleakala bike tours: the Sunrise Tour or standard Morning Bike Tour. After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll travel in a comfortable van to the summit of Haleakala Volcano for a narrated tour of Haleakala National Park, including hot beverages. Shortly after, you’ll travel back down the slopes to 6,500 feet, where you’ll gear up with your tour leader for a fully guided experience that includes all necessary gear, as well as insulated gloves and a windbreaker suit. It’s recommended you wear warm layers, and riders must be experienced, at least 5 feet tall, and at least 12 years of age at the time of the tour.
Haleakala Bike Rentals
You can also take a self-guided trip by renting a Maui bicycle rental from Krank Cycles. This Makawao-based company offers full day rentals on a number of bikes that are ideal for Haleakala’s downhill conditions, including the 20" & 24" kids Krank Lilripper also the Cannondale Hard Tail Mountain Bike. Their line of Cannondale Hard Tail Mountain Bikes range in size from XS to XL, and feature both front suspension for excellent comfort and disc brakes for optimal safety.
The staff at Krank will fit your suspension for your weight and style, and each rental comes with flat pedals, a helmet, a repair kit, and maps. (Backpacks, protective armor, and clipless pedals are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis.) What’s more, renting from Krank Cycles will enable you and your crew to cruise through the National Park right into the front door of Krank Cycles, as commercial bike companies are prohibited from shuttling riders inside the park to depart from the crater. With a super-friendly staff who closely monitors the island’s conditions, renting a bike from Krank is one of the choicest ways to see the majesty and enormity that is Haleakala.
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