Haleakala Sunrise

Guided Bike Tour


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Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you embark on the Haleakala Sunrise Guided Bike Tour. This immersive experience combines the breathtaking beauty of a Haleakala sunrise with an exhilarating bike ride down the iconic “Fabulous 29” switchbacks. With the convenience of hotel or cruise ship pick-up and return transportation, this guided tour offers a perfect blend of natural wonder and cultural exploration on Maui.




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Haleakala Guided Sun and Clouds




1. Pick-Up at Your Hotel or Cruise Ship:

Your day begins with the ultimate convenience – our team will pick you up right from your hotel or cruise ship, ensuring a seamless start to your Haleakala adventure.


2. Vehicle Tour to Summit:

Embark on a comfortable vehicle tour that takes you to the summit of Haleakala, reaching an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet above sea level. Throughout the journey, your knowledgeable guide will share insights into the park’s geology, native flora, fauna, and cultural significance.


3. Sunrise at Haleakala Crater:

Upon arrival at the summit, witness one of the world’s most stunning sunrises as it unfolds over Haleakala Crater. The vibrant colors and serene beauty of this volcanic landscape provide an awe-inspiring start to your day.


Haleakala Guided Sunrise Viewing


4. Bike Ride Begins:

As the sun rises, the excitement builds. Your self-guided bike ride begins just outside the park entrance at an elevation of approximately 6,500 feet. The mountain air and sweeping vistas set the stage for your thrilling downhill adventure.


5. “Fabulous 29” Switchbacks:

Prepare for the ride of a lifetime as you navigate the renowned “Fabulous 29” switchbacks, not once but TWICE! The winding road offers a unique one-of-a-kind biking experience, with each curve revealing breathtaking views of the island below.


Self Guided Morning Switchbacks


6. Upcountry Scenic Tour:

Following your bike ride, meet our tour van for a scenic exploration of Maui’s upcountry. This segment of the tour allows you to discover the island’s lush landscapes, charming communities, and cultural heritage, providing a deeper connection to Maui’s heartland. 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.


7. Return Transportation:

Conclude your adventure with the convenience of return transportation to your hotel or cruise ship, ensuring a hassle-free end to your day.


Haleakala Guided Sunrise Sights


The Haleakala Sunrise Guided Bike Tour offers an extraordinary opportunity to witness Haleakalā’s grandeur and Maui’s natural beauty. It’s a perfect blend of adventure, education, and cultural immersion, promising an unforgettable day filled with lasting memories on the “Valley Isle.” Join us for an exceptional experience that captures the essence of Maui’s diverse landscapes and vibrant culture.



  • Resort or cruise ship pick-up included
  • 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


  • Masks
  • 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.


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Bike tour Haleakala Cruiser Phil’s

Awesome trip -Driver Keith and bike guide Pete are the best – early morning pick up to bike instructions – they shared their knowledge – bikes were great too


Go with the guided tour if you’re not a confident rider

The guides were great, the information they shared was interesting, and the Hawaiian history we learned was especially rewarding. The sights are beautiful, the roads are well kept, and the bikes are solid. For us, we initially signed up for the unguided tour and eventually changed our minds to go with the guided tour. The best parts about the guided tour:
1) There’s a car behind you so you can ride in the middle of the lane. They communicate with the guide, so you only move to the side or stop if oncoming traffic is being blocked.
2) The guide in the front knows a reasonable pace (which is faster than you think). We were going *way* faster than I would’ve on my own, but it did end up being a reasonable pace.
3) You can’t get lost! There aren’t a ton of turns, but it was nice knowing we were in good hands.

– Jsendros | TripAdvisor

Great Time!

Just Amazing! Words cannot comprehend the beauty of the Haleakala summit Sunrise view. The bike ride down the mountain was even better. Bike Maui led and delivered a very comfortable journey. They facilitated hotel pickups and drops, also provided with all the necessary gears. Tomas, our tour guide was indeed was a man of many talents. We had a great time!!

– Gaurav M. | Google


So much more than I hoped for. We had Preston for our guide and Trevor for our driver. Both went above and beyond! We had friends who booked with another company and it was a totally different experience. One of the things I really like was the effort these guys took to keep us safe and to ensure we enjoyed it. No rushing around here but still got us back on time. One of my best experiences on Maui

– Jason Y. | Facebook

Time of My Life

Absolutely one of the highlights of my life…this is a MUST do. Our guide Drew was funny, thoughtful and made sure everyone was safe. If you can ride a bike, you have to do this…it’s for everyone, not just kids….worth every penny…thank you for the time of my life!!!

– Jill T. | Facebook

Beyond Compare!

We just finished a Sunrise guided bike tour from the top of Haleakala volcano.
The quality of the service and support was beyond our expectations.
We were picked up at 2am at hotel. I know…it is crazy! Worth it!

I would do it again in a heartbeat. My only recommendation would be to follow their instructions and if you are not minimally confident on your ability to control a bike may not be for you. Yes, take the guided one!

Thanks Cruiser Phil’s for the once and a lifetime experience to ride down a dormant-active volcano.

– Trooper2008 | TripAdvisor


Hawaii Ecotourism Association’s mission is to protect Hawaii’s unique, natural environment and host culture through the promotion of responsible travel and educational programs.

The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation and facilitating the stories of our natural and cultural resources.



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.