Ride from the summit of Haleakala Crater, enjoy the diverse trails of Maui, or cruise along the streets on your road bike.
There are currently a couple of highly recommended ways to ride down Haleakala Crater’s long downhill slopes.
1. Take a combo Haleakala Sunrise, Bike Ride & Zipline Tour.
Some Maui ziplining tours offer convenient, exciting and impressive Haleakala bike tour that includes comfortable transportation from your accommodation to the 10,000-foot summit of Haleakala in time for sunrise, before making a short journey back down to 6,500 feet for the start of a 21 switchback bike ride down the slopes of Haleakala. After your scenic bike ride, you’ll be treated to a continental breakfast and a 5-line zipline tour through some of the most rugged and remote areas of Upcountry before being dropped back off at your hotel or condo.
2. Take a relaxed, self-guided Haleakala Bike Tour.
For those who prefer to ride at their own pace, or want to make plenty of stops on their own to explore more areas of Upcountry Maui, Activity Authority offers a leisurely 26 mile, self-guided bike tour of Haleakala, available for guests 12 years and older. Transportation to the starting point of Haleakala National Park, located at 6,500 feet, is included, and tours depart daily from Paia Town at 7am. We love the ease of this tour, and recommend stopping for a cup of coffee, juice or breakfast on the journey back down.
Both Skyline Hawaii and Activity Authority have excellent safety records on Maui, as well as high-quality gear for your ultimate safety and fun. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Maui by bike.
3. Cycle Through Makawao Forest Reserve
Nestled on Haleakala’s verdant slopes rests Makawao Forest Reserve, a 2,093-acre sanctuary that, with its abundance of trees and incredible silence, presents a whole new side of the island. Experience it in the most exhilarating of ways: on the back of a high-performance bike that was built for berms, turns, and jumps. Krank Cycles, an independent Maui bike shop less than fifteen minutes away, can tailor a mountain bike rental to your needs, skills, size, and style, as well as outfitting you with a helmet, flat pedals, directions—and tips on conditions and trails.