Haleakala Express

Self-Guided Bike Tour


Check-In Time: 9:30 AM

Get ready to dive into an unforgettable adventure on Maui with our Haleakala Express Self-Guided Bike Tour. This thrilling express package takes you on a heart-pounding bike ride down the legendary “Fabulous 29” switchbacks, followed by a scenic exploration of Maui’s upcountry.




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1. Check-In at 9:30 AM:

Your adventure begins with a convenient check-in at 9:30 AM. This well-timed start allows you to make the most of your day on Maui.


2. Vehicle Tour to 6,500 ft Elevation:

Jump aboard our comfortable vehicle for a scenic tour that ascends to an elevation of approximately 6,500 feet, just outside of Haleakala National Park. Along the way, enjoy the insightful commentary provided by your guide, who will share fascinating information about Maui’s unique geology, flora, fauna, and cultural significance.


3. Bike Ride Begins:

Get ready for an exhilarating adventure like no other. Your self-guided bike ride starts just outside the park entrance at an elevation of approximately 6,500 feet. The crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas create the perfect backdrop for your downhill journey.


Self Guided Express Bike Ride


4. “Fabulous 29” Switchbacks:

Prepare for the thrill of a lifetime as you descend the world-famous “Fabulous 29” switchbacks down through the historic Haleakala Ranch. The winding road offers a unique one-of-a-kind biking experience, with each turn revealing stunning vistas of the island below. It’s a ride that combines excitement and natural beauty in perfect harmony.


5. Upcountry Scenic Tour:

Per Maui County law, bike riding is not allowed through the Kula community. Just before entering the residential area of Kula, we’ll board the vehicle and transport guests through Kula. You’ll gain insights into the local culture and enjoy the tranquility of rural Maui on the drive.


6. Bike Ride Resumes:

Your biking adventure continues in the beautiful area of Olinda, riding past Haleakala Ranch, Oskie Rice Rodeo, and Kaonoulu Ranch. Make a stop in the paniolo (cowboy) town of Makawao and browse the quaint shops after enjoying a delicious lunch (no host). Afterward, continue riding your bike down to the historic North Shore town of Haiku where our shop is located, and the bike ride concludes.

Self Guided Express Upcountry Views


The Haleakala Express Self-Guided Bike Tour is tailored for those seeking the thrill of downhill biking and a glimpse into Maui’s interior beauty. With a focus on the iconic “Fabulous 29” switchbacks and an upcountry scenic tour, this express package promises an exciting and memorable day on the “Valley Isle.” Join us for an exhilarating adventure that will leave you with lasting memories of Maui’s diverse landscapes and vibrant culture.





  • Bike down Haleakala and see scenic Upcountry Maui.
  • Extended vehicle tours are available for those not biking


  • KONA® mountain bikes: Designed for downhill biking with hydraulic disc brakes
  • DAKINE® backpacks
  • Helly Hansen® rain gear
  • Bell® helmets
  • Map and directions


  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Layered clothing
  • Sweatshirt or jacket
  • Sweatpants or jeans (comfortable, no bell bottoms)
  • A knit cap or hat
  • Sunglasses or regular prescription glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Day pack (to store belongings in the vehicle)
  • Small snacks
  • Water




  • Understand and acknowledge the risks involved in such an activity and sign a risk acknowledgment form before riding
  • Be 15 years old or older
  • Have recent bike riding experience
  • Be over 4’10” tall
  • Be physically capable of enduring this outdoor activity
  • Be free of any medications that may cause drowsiness
  • Not be pregnant
  • Not weigh over 300 lbs
  • Wear closed-toe shoes
  • Groups of more than 6 participants must book a GUIDED Bike Tour.


Fun activity to mix it up.

Good bikes and provided some good gear. Done the express tour twice now and loved it!

– Olivia G. | Google

What a great experience!

Organized very well, yet it never felt constrained or rushed. The ride up was easy and enjoyable. The roll down was as challenging as you wanted to make it and fun all the way. We did the Express ride (from ~6500 feet). Next time I’m on this island, I’ll definitely do the longer ride. Highly recommend!

– Michael C. | Facebook

An absolute must on Maui

The tour guides were efficient and thorough as well as entertaining. They answered questions and provided information about the island and it’s history. Wonderful experience! Highly recommend !!!

– Tingail | TripAdvisor

Great Time

This was our 3rd time doing the express tour and it was great again. The bikes were great and our guide Austin was very helpful and informative. Always enjoy stopping at the Kula market for a sandwich and drink. Got a little wet this time after lunch, but that just added to the excitement! Glad we took the rain coats that were provided.

– Jerry D. | Facebook

Fun and Informative

My wife and I did the express ride last week. The whole process was smooth, from getting equipment to the ride up. Our driver (Fred) gave a great talk of the region and solid advice of how to attack the ride. I would definitely book these guys again!

– Jeff G. | Facebook

Top Notch

A top notch experience all around! We did the self-guided Haleakala Express tour and loved it! Kimo was an excellent guide, as we ascended the mountain. Very entertaining and personable! The entire staff was very welcoming and their bikes were awesome! I would highly recommend Bike Maui!

– Jeffrey R. | Google


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