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A Guide to Kula

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The Beauty of Upcountry: Jacaranda Trees

  The first image that often pops into mind when thinking of Maui is that of palm trees and sun-soaked beaches, but take a jaunt upcountry and you’ll be privy to a far different world. Kula, Ulupalakua, Makawao, and Pukalani are a much lusher realm, where...
Haleakala Weather

Haleakala Weather

  Perennially blue skies, eighty-degree temps, surf warmer than bathwater—is it any wonder that Hawaii is thought to have some of the finest weather in the world? But on the island of Maui, a wholly different kind of weather occurs within Haleakala Crater—while...
5 Unique Maui Adventures

5 Unique Maui Adventures

There are almost endless things to do on Maui, but a few stand out as more adventurous than others. Let us know in the comments below whether you’ve done any of these Maui Adventures. Exploring Iao Valley Inn If you haven’t visited the scenic Iao Valley...
One Day on Haleakala

One Day on Haleakala

Meaning ‘House of the Sun,’ Haleakala Volcano is widely touted as the world’s largest dormant volcano, despite the fact that it’s technically still active. There’s no need to worry, though – the most recent eruption was way back in...

 

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 12 years AND the height requirement 4’10” or taller.
Understand, acknowledge and adhere to ALL provided rules and guidelines.
Have not gone scuba diving within 24 hours prior to activity. (Check with your dive master for details)


THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVITY FOR BEGINNERS!

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.

MAHALO!