The Sunrise Special arrives at Haleakala’s 10,023′ summit to view the sunrise at the rim of the crater. You’ll be given a guided van tour (1 to 1 1/2 hours) of the park and will watch the sunrise at the crater. You’ll then be taken just outside of the park’s entrance at 6,500 feet where we’ll furnish Kona mountain bikes, helmets, backpacks, rain/wind gear, gloves and a map with points of interest. Experience a self guided 23 mile bike ride down the mountain back to our store in Haiku returning no later than 4pm . The independent nature of this activity does allow for varied return times depending on your own rate and possible stops.
Some call it the eighth wonder of the world, others call it a “power center”. It is all that and more. At once forbidding and compelling, Haleakala National Park is Maui’s main natural attraction. Just going up the mountain is quite an experience, let alone biking down! No where else can you climb from sea level to 10,023′ in less than an hour. At the summit, the 3,000′ deep crater you peer down into is 7 miles long, 2 miles wide and 21 miles in circumference. Big enough to contain Manhattan!
Transportation from your hotel to our shop for our Sunrise Special bike ride can be provided for and extra $20 a person. We will pick you up at your hotel approximately 2 hours before our scheduled departure time. You then you’ll be treated to an island tour as we shuttle you and other passengers from West, South or Central Maui to our location in beautiful Haiku, located on the north shore of the island. If requesting the hotel pickup option, you MUST call us to make your reservation and confirm availability of the pickup at your location. To make a reservation with pickup for a desired activity date please (808) 575-9575. Mahalo!
Customers that choose to BE PICKED UP will have the convenience of not having to deal with drive times and directions. Although the bike ride is self-paced, the designated return time to our shop will be 11:00am in order to return you to your hotel.
If you miss this departure time, public transportation is available provided by the county every hour and a half starting at 12:15pm.
Customers that choose to DRIVE TO OUR LOCATION in Haiku will have the extended freedom to bike down and not have to be back to our shop until 4:00pm, our closing time. You will also have the convenience of your own car, allowing you to further explore this side of Maui right after your bike trip.
Inclusions: Helmet, backpack, gloves and rain/wind gear. Transportation to the Summit, and a narrated tour of the national park. Insure your bike and equipment for an extra $4 per person. Payable at the time of check-in.
Special Notes: ***For passengers that may be joining their family members on the bike ride, but may not be interested in biking themselves, we offer an Upcountry Van tour in conjunction with the bike ride. Please check our Reservations/Activities page to learn more about the Haleakala / Upcountry Van Tour for Sunrise.
Definitions: Children under 8 years of age cannot ride by themselves. 6-8 year olds can ride on trailer-bikes.