Haleakala National Park & Self Guided Biking Tour
Island of Maui
Love nature, scenic landscapes, panoramic views and adventure? How about exploring the summit of Haleakala volcano with an expert guide and then biking down the mountain through sprawling ranchlands? This tour goes up into Haleakala National Park at almost 10,000ʻ and then descend from 6500ʻ on a bike ride back to Haiku on the lush northern side of the island. The bike ride is on your own (unguided) so you can descend at your own pace and stop along the way as you please.
This tour starts with a van tour to Haleakala’s summit with an experienced guide. Take in all this beautiful park has to offer. From there we make our way to the bikes, just outside the park. Riding down the slopes of Haleakala on this tour is an epic adventure that winds its way through upcountry Maui’s historic towns and pasturelands, finishing back at our basecamp in Haiku.
Visit Haleakala National Park
At-you-own-pace downhill bike ride
Guided upcountry van tour for guests not riding
All downhill equipment included
Roundtrip Hotel / Condo transportation available (extra cost)
Rain gear available if needed
This tour begins with a beautiful drive to our Haiku baseyard on Mauiʻs North Shore. Drive yourself or have our tour guides pick you up at your South and West Maui hotel or condo. We will get you fitted with the latest gear and the best bikes for your once-in-a-lifetime experience, biking down a volcano.
Your guide will drive you up Haleakala, climbing almost 10,000 feet to the summit area. You will have a chance to explore the park at a number of stops, including visiting the Summit visitor center, Kalahaku and Haleakala Headquarters. See the rare plants and animals, like the nene, Hawaiiʻs state bird.
After the summit, the tour comes to the bike portion, but this is an unguided tour. This means you will bike at your own pace, stop where you wish and take all the time you desire, on your journey back to basecamp in Haiku. Stop where you want, like the Lavender Cafe, Kula Lodge, the historical Paniolo town of Makawao and so much more.
Summit Tour And Bike Ride From Haiku
Departs: 8:00am | Approximate Return: 4:00pm.
Here are some guidelines and tips before you get on a Bike tour:
After arriving high atop Haleakala’s summit, our expert guide will lead you through a true national treasure, Haleakala National park. We’ll see and learn about exotic and rare endangered species like the Ahinahina plant (AKA Silversword which blooms once every few decades before dying) and the Nene Goose, both of which have been fighting their way back from being among the last 100 survivors of their species. Take in scenic landscapes and breathtaking views from high atop a sleeping volcano where you’ll truly get in touch with Maui’s upcountry beauty.
At your own pace, you will cruise through Upcountry Maui. This unguided tour allows you to stop where you want along the way. We provide you with a map that shows you exactly the route you should take and some of the highlights along the way. Make stops at places like the Lavender Cafe, Kula Lodge, Cost Galleries and so much more in the Paniolo (cowboy) town of Makawao. Check out the Makawao museum on Baldwin Ave to learn more about this unique part of the island.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list experience that you definitely want to Instagram and share with your friends. Biking down almost 23 miles of roadways on the slopes of Haleakala from 6500ʻ elevation after visiting the summit at 10,000ʻ makes you realize how big this sacred mountain is. We encourage you to be safe as you ride downhill all the way to our basecamp in Haiku. We provide everything to make you as safe and as comfortable as possible, wind, rain or shine.