The Haleakala Downhill Maui Day Bike Tour begins with your free Wailea, Kaanapali etc. hotel and cruise ship pick-up at about 7am. We then return to our Mountain Riders Maui bike tour base, watch the Maui bike industry’s only safety video, free coffee, juice, snacks and begin our guided van tour of Maui to the Summit of Haleakala National Park. Our Mountain Riders bike tour Guides will provide clients with an extensive history of Haleakala National Park, its geology and an explanation of the rare plants and animals only found on Maui. Upon arrival at the House of the Sun Visitors Center, guests can go to the rim of Haleakala Crater to view into the worlds largest dormant volcano and beyond to the big island of Hawaii.The Maui day bike tour then proceeds to the 6,500 foot level of Mt.Haleakala. There clients are expertly fitted to their bicycles, given helmets and begin their 26-mile bike ride down the slopes of Haleakala , continuing thru the switchbacks of Haleakala Ranch the upcountry town of Kula, Makawao and ending at the beachside town of Paia.Along the way the Maui day bike tour stops at Kula in Kula for a NO-HOST lunch. In addition to free round trip transportation & continental breakfast. We also supply Columbia Sportswear windbreaker pants and jacket, gloves, helmet and state of the art Volcano Chrome Cruiser Bikes.
Minimum biking age is 12 …due to high elevation no pregnant women are allowed on this tour, either as a biker or a van rider. Maximum weight approx. 280lbs. Minimum height 4′ 10″.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will we see the sunrise?
Approximately 80% of our Maui bike tours will be able to view the sunrise atop Haleakala, however your mountain crew cannot control the weather.
What happens if it is too dangerous to ride due to weather conditions?
Your cruise leader in conjunction with our office will determine if conditions are too extreme to ride from your locations. If this is the case we will start at a different location lower down the mountain. In the event that conditions worsen or do not improve we will cancel the tour.
What if I go over the double yellow line?
Going over the double yellow line demonstrates to your tour guide that you cannot control your bicycle or that you are not paying attention to the road ahead. For your safety and the safety of others we will require you to ride in the van the remainder of the ride.
If I am not comfortable or confident riding the bike from the starting point, can I ride in the van for a little while?
Yes, At any time during the tour you feel that you want to get back on the bike or in the van your guides will stop and accommodate you.
What should I do if my bicycle does not feel right?
If you are having trouble with your bicycle pull over and stop. Your cruise leader will change out your bike for another.
What happens if I cannot maintain a minimum speed of 18-25mph.
If you are uncomfortable riding a bicycle at 18-25 miles per hour. We suggest you you try our self paced bike tour
How many times will we stop for pictures?
You will have opportunities to take photos at the summit, in the switchbacks, your meal stop and at Paia Beach Park at the end of the ride. If you have a special request do not hesitate to ask your guides.
Do I have to wear the Gear?
Gloves and windbreakers are optional. Closed toed shoes and the helmets are mandatory.
How much should I tip the guides?
Guests often ask what is a good tip. Well that is based on performance and your perception of your guides. If your guides did an exceptional job and made your trip an average would be about 10-20%
A NO-HOST Breakfast or REST stop is made in either Kula or Paia.