Experience a long, advanced bike ride with the best views Maui has to offer!
One of the great points to this ride is that you can start anywhere considering it’s a loop.
It’s pretty easy to keep on track. Just follow the coast throughout, until you get to central Maui. Either way you go, you won’t have problems until you hit Wailuku. Follow the directions below.
When you get to Wailuku, Stay on Highway 340 past Waiehu beach Rd. (you’ll curve right.) The road will turn into North Market Street (curves left.) Keep going until you hit Main Street and turn right. This is a good time to grab some food.
Next turn left on South High Street, which will turn into Honoapi’ilani hwy. Keep going and you’ll pass Maalaea on your left and meet up with the coastline.
On the southern end of the loop, you’ll hit Maalaea Harbor. Keep following the Honoapiilani Hwy (Hwy 30), which will take you up through central valley with the West Maui Mountains on your left side.
When you get to Wailuku Town, the road turns into South High Road briefly before you hit Main Street. Turn right on Main and consider stopping for a bite to eat.
Turn left on North Market Street, which will turn into Kehekili Hwy (340 Hwy). Follow it until you hit the coast. You’ll curve towards the left and continue along the water.
Besides exhaustion (make sure you’re an advanced biker because this usually takes at least 4 hours), there are a few dangers.
On the North side of the loop, the road becomes a one lane cliff road, and some drivers whip around them quickly. You don’t want to get hit or driven off the cliff, so be very cautious.
In the morning, the road can be slick from dew. It also rains on the northern part of the island quite often, so be aware.
Wind can come up and make it difficult later in the day. Check the wind forecast (though most likely there will be wind regardless.)
Be very careful when riding along the Pali (the stretch of winding cliff road on the south side of the loop.) Cars often blaze through here and sometimes clip the bike lane.
Make sure to bring a helmet, plenty of water, and something to fix a flat. Also, watch out for cars and pedestrians.
Have questions about the West Maui Loop? Ask one of our experts at the shop for tips on the loop and about other great Maui Bike Trails.