Self-Guided Bike Tour
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Experience the magic of Maui’s Haleakala National Park like never before with our Sunrise Self-Guided Bike Tour. This unforgettable adventure combines the breathtaking beauty of a Haleakalā sunrise with an exhilarating bike ride down the legendary “Fabulous 29” switchbacks, creating lasting memories of your visit to the “House of the Sun.”
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Private Sunrise Tours Available
1. Vehicle Tour to Summit:
Begin your journey in the early hours of the morning as we journey to the summit of Haleakala. The cool predawn air sets the stage for an awe-inspiring experience as you ascend to an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet above sea level.
2. Sunrise at Haleakala Crater:
Arriving at the summit, you’ll witness one of nature’s most spectacular displays—the sunrise over Haleakala Crater. As the sun’s first rays illuminate the volcanic landscape, you’ll be captivated by the vibrant colors and serene beauty of this otherworldly setting.
3. Bike Ride Begins:
After sunrise, your adventure continues as you begin your bike ride at an altitude of approximately 6,500 feet, just outside the park entrance. The crisp mountain air and panoramic views provide an invigorating start to your downhill journey.
4. “Fabulous 29” Switchbacks:
Prepare for the thrill of a lifetime as you descend the world-famous “Fabulous 29” switchbacks, not once but TWICE! 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:
As your bike ride concludes, you’ll meet our tour vehicle for a scenic journey through Maui’s beautiful upcountry region. This part of the tour allows you to explore the island’s lush landscapes, picturesque farms, and charming communities. You’ll gain insights into the local culture and enjoy the tranquility of Maui. A stop in Makawao town for breakfast is a delightful experience. This charming upcountry town on Maui offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You can expect to find quaint cafes and local eateries serving up delicious breakfast options. Enjoy a hearty meal while surrounded by rustic storefronts, art galleries, and a laid-back vibe.
The Haleakala Sunrise Self-Guided Bike Tour offers an extraordinary way to appreciate Haleakalā’s majesty. It’s a perfect blend of adventure and natural wonder, creating an unforgettable experience for those seeking to connect with the unique beauty of Maui. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this exceptional adventure on the “Valley Isle.”
- Bike down Haleakala and see scenic Upcountry Maui.
- National Park admission included with tours
- 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
WHAT TO BRING
- 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
- Day pack (to store belongings in the vehicle)
- Small snacks
ALL BIKE RIDERS MUST
- 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.
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SEE WHAT OUR BIKERS HAVE TO SAY
A sightseeing experience that will take your breath away, followed by a great adrenaline rush for any level of biker. You can choose to go at your own pace pumping the brakes but can honestly really fly if you want to – just a shorter trip and not as much sightseeing as you’ll be white knuckling all the way down.
– Darren C. | TripAdvisor
Sunrise at the Crater
Awesome! Staff is excellent. The explanation of geology, flora, fauna enroute to the crater was excellent. Great information in terms of safety talk. Equipment was top notch in terms of wind/rain gear, helmets (off road helmets) and good quality bikes. The ride is easy and fun and best of all, you take it at your own pace; this is not a “group ride” down the mountain. Guides provide map and directions that are easy to follow and you can stop and take photos along the way as much or little as desired as you are at your own pace. It’s all downhill except for 4-6 small rises, so it’s mostly a “braking ride”. Highly recommend.
– sbcountyCA | TripAdvisor
The comedy show of our guide Drew & our driver Eddie certainly made waking up early worth it! They gave us history & botanical info as well as island etiquette. Respect the land! Another breathtaking piece of heaven in Maui.
– Theresa G. | Google
Amazing Bike Trip
I’m extremely glad we decided to go with Bike Maui for our unguided bike trip! The bikes we were provided with were excellent – they were in great condition, very lightweight, and had fantastic after-market brakes on them. We both felt very safe and in control on them.
I cannot say enough about the Tour Guide we had either. If you go, ask for Kimo. He made the trip go from an amazing bike trip to a full island experience. He provided a lot of history, super corny jokes (awesome), and even met some of the locals at their fruit stand.
I would definitely do this again – and would definitely use Bike Maui again.
– Kurt P. | Google
We had a great time watching the sunrise and biking down Haleakala. The guide was funny and informative, and the experience was unparalleled. I’m already looking forward to going back with my family!
– Cathy C. | Facebook