Haleakala Volcano Downhill Bike Ride
A Downhill Biking Adventure
Searching for a unique experience? Are you a cycling enthusiast? How about biking down a volcano? This tour is for those who may have been to Haleakala‘s summit before and just wish to experience a thrilling 23 mile downhill ride! Starting at 6500ʻ elevation just outside the Park’s entrance on the upper slopes of this beautiful mountain, this bike tour will have you slaloming your way down, winding through the ranchlands and towns of Upcountry Maui and down to one of the plantation towns far below.
Enjoy a relaxing coast down a dormant volcano through pine and eucalyptus forests, open ranchlands, lavender gardens, and even the quaint paniolo (cowboy) town of Makawao. Bask in the aroma of tropical flowers, trees, and great coffee. Witness the most breathtaking views Maui has to offer on your journey from the mountain top to the quiet sugar-cane town of Haiku.
Guided van tour through Upcountry Maui
Starts at 6500ʻ on Haleakala
All equipment provided.
Descend Haleakala unguided, at your own pace
Enjoy incredible bi-coast panoramas of Maui
Many photo and shopping opportunities
Visit the towns of Makawao, Kula & Haiku
Rain gear provided if needed
This tour starts at our basecamp in the lush town of Haiku at 7:30am. (For a small fee you can also be escorted from your hotel or condo.) There you’ll be equipped with the latest gear and custom made bikes, tailor made for your excursion down the mountain. Once outfitted we do a short drive to 6500ʻ up the side of Haleakala. During this ascent, your guide reveals secrets of the mountain, must see points of interest and even the most desirable route to take back to the shop, But this is an un-guided 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 Haiku.
A guided tour is available for extra. This is a safer route and better for families.
This tour gives you maximum flexibility, especially if you drive yourself to our baseyard in Haiku. We will drive you up to 6500ʻ on a brief tour of Upcountry Maui. At that level, just outside the park, we will set you loose on the beautiful road with a map, backpack and more so you can enjoy a leisurely afternoon, coasting down the mountain. See beautiful towns, like Makawao and stop for a bite to eat. Bring your bike back by 4pm.
Self-Guided Volcano Bike Tour From Haiku
|GuestsAges 12 and older||$190.00|
Self-Guided Volcano Bike Tour From Paia
|GuestsAges 12 and older||$109.00|
Guided Volcano Bike Tour From Paia
|GuestsAges 12 and older||$109.00|
Any request for a refund 72 hours or more prior to the start of the tour or activity is honored with a full refund.
No refunds are issued for any cancellations inside the 72-hour period, prior to the start of your tour. There is no refund for no-shows. There is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability outside of the 72-hour cancellation period.
The difference between a guided and unguided tour is that you have a bit of safety in numbers, a guide who knows the road if you are a little uneasy on a bike, and a support vehicle available behind the group to slow down traffic or available to rest in if you get tired on the bike.
With an unguided tour, you can go at your own pace and stop as little or as often as you like. This allows for a more unique adventure and more flexibility in your experience. We feel not having the safety net of a guide unchains restrictions on your experience and helps facilitate the overall feeling of adventure and exploration. This tour is for those who are adventurous, are comfortable on a bike and like to get away from the crowd.
With unparalleled views around every corner, the beautiful flowers, colorful trees and quaint small towns that dot your path as you make your way down the mountain make for an unforgettable day on Maui! From the wide open ranchlands, you’ll ride down into the more lush, windward areas of Upcountry Maui. A few fruit stands, cafes, markets, and galleries are yours to explore in Kula. You will be given a backpack so you can bring along some souvenirs you may find, or you can pick up snacks along the way to enjoy at one of the many expansive overlooks and take in the amazing vistas.
A favorite stop for vacationers on Maui is the quaint town of Makawao. Those riding down the mountain often like visiting this Paniolo (Cowboy) town for lunch, shopping, home made bakery items or just some coffee. Enjoy exploring this historic town and take a break from the saddle with a relaxing stroll around this town. You may even see a Cowboy riding by or a horse hitched at the Makawao General Store! Great dining, boutiques and more make this a wonderful stop along your biking route.
This tour ends at our base camp in Haiku, a lush sugar mill town. Great shops and food await you here also, even if you stopped in Makawao for a treat. Fill up on a Hawaiian-style “plate lunch” at Kings BBQ, or try one of the many styles of Ahi Poke at Haiku Market. Sample a variety of locally made Kombucha at Maui Kombucha, which is rumored to give you a bit of a buzz. For vegetarians, there is Veg Out, a must-try vegetarian restaurant.
From here, if you drove yourself, you can explore the rest of the area including nearby waterfalls (Twin falls is just a little up the road towards Hana) or world famous surfing destination, Hookipa beach. After that, stop by the surfer town of Paia and have a drink at one one of the quaint local bars, or have dinner at Michelin star rated, Mama’s Fish House before making your way back to your hotel or condo on the South or West sides of Maui.