Haleakala Sunrise

Haleakala Sunrise

  Setting one’s alarm clock for three o’clock in the morning might not immediately seem like the most scintillating idea while on vacation, but that’s precisely what scores of visitors to Maui often do—2.2 million per year, to be exact. Why, you might ask? To...
Haleakala Observatory

Haleakala Observatory

  Soaring over ten thousand feet above sea level, Haleakala is home to some of the most surreal and spectacular views on Earth. With a crater massive enough to hold Manhattan Island, lava tubes that evoke another world entirely, and fauna and flora so rare...
Exploring Paia Town

Exploring Paia Town

  From rural plantation town to the “Windsurf Capital of the World,” Paia has seen its fair share of radical changes since its inception in 1896. But one thing remains the same for this small town on Maui’s breezy North Shore: It’s a historical gem and surfer’s...
Volunteering at Haleakala National Park

Volunteering at Haleakala National Park

  Imagine standing on the summit of the world’s largest dormant volcano and giving a cultural demonstration that holds your audience captive with tales of old Hawaii. Or, imagine lacing up your hiking boots to trek into a national park to plant rare, gorgeous...
5-Day Maui Itinerary

5-Day Maui Itinerary

Here’s the ultimate guide to Maui on 120 hours:   Day One: Decompress Banish jetlag and get a tan while you’re at it by scoping out Maui’s epic West Side. Ka’anapali Beach is frequently ranked one of the top beaches in the world: think quintessential Hawaii, with...
A Perfect Day Around Haiku Maui

A Perfect Day Around Haiku Maui

  Many people look for a new adventure after spending a few lazy days hanging out at their resort pool. If you want to see a different side of Maui, head over to Haiku and spend an exhilarating day on the North Shore.  We’ve mapped out the...

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Know Before You Go

Haleakala is a 10,000 ft volcano and as you bike down Haleakala through scenic Upcountry Maui, you will experience incredible views, a fascinating history, and underappreciated culture. However, you are also riding in unfamiliar territory, through unpredictable weather, on rental bicycles, and on paved public roadways.

Elements to be Aware of on Bike Ride:

Some elements that you need to be aware of may include but are not limited to the following:

Curving/winding paved roads with many 180 degree turns
Steep inclines and declines
Road reflectors, guardrails, and pylons in place for cars, not for bicycles
Roadway debris
Varying climate including hot and cold temperatures, dry and wet weather, high altitude and minimal visibility
Vehicular traffic – private and commercial

Before you participate in this activity, please consider the risks involved which are not limited to those listed here or in the waiver and risk acknowledgement form. You must be capable of competently riding a bicycle and should have recent biking experience.

Requirements to Participate:

Have recent biking experience
Ability to use a mountain bike with disc brakes, suspension, and gears
Capable of completing several miles of a downhill bike ride at a safe speed
Physically healthy and not have health concerns that may affect your ability to complete the ride safely.
Meet the age minimum of 15 years AND the height requirement of 4’10” or taller.
Understand, acknowledge, and adhere to ALL provided rules and guidelines.
Have not gone scuba diving within 24 hours prior to the activity. (Check with your dive master for details)


Your safety and the safety of others that use the road is our top priority, so we ask that you know before you go, what this activity entails and the risks involved in such activity.