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The Maui bike tour offers one of Maui's greatest activity thrills. Imagine coasting thousands of feet down the slopes of the world's largest dormant volcano on one of the exciting Maui bike rides!

Thousands of Maui bike enthusiasts have experienced this Maui biking adventure since the industry began in 1982.

Of all the activities on Maui, the bike Maui ride is the most unique - the Maui bike tour that can't be done anywhere else on Earth.

What is the Best Time of Day to Take a Maui Bike Tour?

Without question the very most popular time of day to take a Maui bike ride down the slopes of Haleakala is for sunrise.

The Maui sunrise bike tour has both positives and negatives.

By far the most positive aspect of taking this tour is that you will be able to see the spectacular sunrise at the rim of the crater of Haleakala.

For many years people have been going up the mountain to view this spectacle on their own anyway, and it is something you would certainly want to see regardless of your taking a Maui bike ride.

The colors are unbelievable and the views are forever.

The downside of taking one of these Maui sunrise bike tours is, of course, that you have to get up way early to meet the van that picks you up in front of your hotel, and two, that you will be driving up the mountain in the dark and won't be able to see the countryside.

The positive side of this downside, if you will, is that if you arrange your Maui Sunrise Bike tour for the first morning you are on island you will in all likelihood be getting up ridiculously early anyway if you are traveling to Maui from the continental United States so you will be able to be using your waking time to its optimum.

The so-called Mid Day Maui Bike Tours will leave anywhere between 8am to early afternoon and will give you the advantage of being able to sleep-in late and to view the scenery both on the way up and down the mountain but of course the big disadvantage is that you will miss the spectacular Haleakala Sunrise.

Its your call, both Maui bike experiences are great.

What type of Equipment is used on a Maui Bike Ride?

The bikes used on the Maui bike rides down from the crater are invariably bikes that are designed to go downhill in comfort.

Since you will not be doing much if any pedaling on these tours there is only one gear on the bike.

What you will be doing however is a lot of breaking and so most of these bikes are specially assembled with that in mind.

Many of them will have disk brakes similar to a car although special modifications are always occurring from company to company but always with the notion of providing a good braking system on their vehicles.

In addition you will be riding in a fully erect position on these bikes for better viewing and the seats are large and are padded so you can further enjoy the Maui bike tour experience.

A Word of Caution regarding your Maui Bike Tour.

The Bike Maui tour experience down Haleakala has been among the most popular tours of any sort on Maui.

Literally hundreds of thousands of cyclists have descended the slopes on these exciting bike tours.

You must remember however that you are on a moving vehicle that is traveling at speeds generally a bit in excess of 20mph.

It is incumbent on you to ride your bike safely.

Though there have been relatively few accidents with regard to the overall volume of bike tours that descend the mountain some of the accidents that have happened have been simply disastrous and in fact there have even been some fatalities.

Once again you must remember that the movement of your vehicle and how and where you guide it is ultimately up to you.

If you feel at any point on the bike ride that you are not up to the task or feel in any way that it is un-safe you are encouraged to stop your bike and enjoy the rest of the ride downhill in the chase van.

There are two types of Maui bike tours:

  • Maui guided bike tours

    are bike tours you take down the mountain in which you are provided with a guide and a "chase van" that follows your group of bike riders. You always stay with your group and follow the instructions of your bike guides.

  • Maui Free-Style downhill bike tours

    are tours in which you are given instructions by your guides but then you take off down the mountain on your own and return to the bicycle base yard on your own.

Pride of America Cruise Ship:

Most of the bike tours listed on this page can arrange for pickup directly at the boat on the morning of your second day on Maui (Monday morning) with a pickup right at or within walking distance of the boat. View the RESTRICTIONS area after you click on each of the Maui bike companies listed below for specifics regarding the cruise ship itinerary.

Look for this symbol in the tour descriptions below to indicate if it is Pride of America compatible.

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Your pre-dawn journey begins in a comfortable spacious transit van for the drive up to the 6500 foot level of Haleakala. Everyday is a new adventure as are the views. Take in the amazing sights then gear…

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Your journey begins in a comfortable spacious transit van for the drive up to the 6500 foot level of Haleakala. Everyday is a new adventure as are the views. Take in the amazing sights then gear up and…

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Experience the freedom and independence of mountain biking at your own pace. You'll be able to stop, get on and off the road when you want, and operate the bike within your own comfort zone. The van…

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Experience the freedom and independence of mountain biking at your own pace. This tour does not include the van tour of Haleakala National Park. You will begin the ride from the park entrance. You will…

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Experience the freedom and independence of mountain biking at your own pace. Van departs from the store around 9:00 am and includes about a one hour narrated van tour of Haleakala National Park, which…

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SUMMIT SUNRISE BIKE TOUR: View the sunrise high atop the the inactive volcano from the craters edge at the 10,023 foot elevation. An unforgettable experience! Tour the National Park in a luxury mini…

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MORNING BIKE TOUR: Sleep in, get picked between 7 and 8 am, view the summit in daylight catching the extensive views on the way up and down. Your 26 mile bike ride begins at the park entrance 6,500 foot…

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For the tiny riders out there Krank Cycles offers a mini sized 20 inch wheeled mountain bike with front suspension and disk brakes. Watch out though, when you get home your kids might be able to pass you on the downhills!

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The GT Avalanche is an entry level hardtail that is within the budget of mountain biking enthusiasts. The Avalanche is equipped with Rock Shox front forks and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. This bike may…

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If you want to be able to ride up the hills and still have enough travel to be able to let loose on the downhills then you should consider the Kona Process 134. A longer toptube and a short stem and a…

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The twenty four inch stinky 24 is ideal for riders that would like to have a bit smaller rig. With 100mm of travel in the front it is a bit more conservative then some of the other bikes in the Krank Cycles…

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The entourage is a nimble handling free ride machine. It has short chainstays and a bit less travel than some of the other models in the Krank Cycles rental fleet. If you're looking for a bike that…

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Our tour van ascends to the top of Haleakala Ranch at the 6,500 foot elevation, where you will begin your bike tour down the western slopes of Haleakala volcano with 21 switchbacks. Enjoy full bi coastal…

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This tour ascends to the top of Haleakala Ranch at the 6,500 foot elevation, just outside the National Park. Your tour guides will go over a comprehensive safety briefing, including Hawaii's bicycle…

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Join Maui Downhill on the slopes of Haleakala "House of the Rising Sun" for a bicycle safari that completes with a wonderful evening dinner at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes. Guests have the opportunity to see…

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Start things off with a wonderful van tour of Haleakala to the 6,500 foot elevation where you will begin biking 26 miles through switchback turns and countless visual wonders. There are stops along the…

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This sunrise bike tour will make it's way up the mountain switchbacks and sunrise will take place on the beautiful Haleakala slopes at the 6,500 foot elevation facing the northeast. After sunrise you…

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This unguided, self paced bike tour starts with you meeting Maui Mountain Cruisers at their base-camp located at 381 Baldwin Avenue in Historical Paia Town by 8:00am. No worries, lots of free parking available.…

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The Mountain Riders Pre Dawn Morning Bike Tour begins with free pre dawn pickups to take guests to Mountain Riders base where hot and cold beverages are offered with a snack while guests watch the Maui…

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The Mountain Riders Maui Express Self guided Bike Tour begins with a guided van tour from the office in Haliimaile to the entrance of Haleakala National Park. You will begin your self paced 6,500 foot…

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The Mountain Riders Day Bike Tour begins with free morning pick-ups to take guests to Mountain Riders base office where hot and cold beverages are offered with a snack while guests watch the Maui bike…

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Choose this combination Sunrise tour of Haleakala National Park's summit and a 26-mile-bike ride down the slopes of Haleakala. Exclusive Sunrise TourGuide will provide a history of Haleakala, its geology…

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The marvel of new technology! Earlier in the day it is a cooler temperature and the town is a bit quieter for your venture on this ecological personal transporter. You will experience a carefree glide…

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The glories of new technology! Come try an ecological personal transporter and get your carefree glide ride on along the famous Lahaina Front Street or for those already adept at this new way to get around…

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New technology lets you ride a smooth excursion on an ecological personal transporter! Feel like your floating along the famous sidewalks of Lahaina's Front Street and soak in the picturesque views of…

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Come try an ecological personal transporter and get your carefree glide ride on! As you wheel by on this new technological wonder, you'll find out where to shop, eat and entertain yourself along the famous…

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A private tour with Segway Maui offers a personal hands-on approach that makes any group outing a blast. Limited to just your private group with a guide, this tour is at a premium and scheduled further…

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A great tour for couples or the whole family! Glide along the famous Lahaina town, Canoe park & Kaanapali area and enjoy beautiful island ocean views. Feel like you're floating along into this day of adventure.…

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A great tour for couples or the whole family! Glide along the famous Lahaina town, Canoe park & Kaanapali area and enjoy beautiful island ocean views. Feel like you're floating along into an evening marked…

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Get three tours in one! The Haleakala Summit Sunrise, Bike and Zip combination tour offers a guided sunrise tour to the summit of Haleakala a bike tour and a zipline tour. Ride Up to the Summit Guests…

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Cruiser Phil's Volcano Riders

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Guided Haleakala Bike Rides

Cruiser Phil's Downhill Bicycle Tours offer outstanding bike excursions down the slopes of Haleakala. Tours included are both Sunrise and Mid-day and guided and self-guided tours are also options. All cruiser bikes include wide, comfortable seats for maximum comfort and many specific modifications have been made to the vehicles to provide the most comfortable and secure ride.
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Bike Maui-Haleakala Bike Co.

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Self Paced Mountain Bike Rides - for experienced riders

The Bike Maui-Haleakala Bike Company offers bike tours down the mountain of Haleakala. Most bike tours are strictly 'guided' but the tours offered by Haleakala Bike Company are all 'unguided' in the sense that you will be enjoying the trip down the mountain at your own pace and without a group. This company was the very first to offer bike tours of this nature down the mountain.
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Bike It Maui

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Guided Bike Tour w/group photos

Bike it Maui may be the smallest downhill company to roll down Maui's Mt. Haleakala but it is big on performance. The company's owners, Ralph and Petra, go out of their way to make their trip enjoyable. Quality bikes and gear are their mainstay. They also post digital photos of their daily rides down the mountain on their website so friends and family can see how much fun your having on vacation.
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Maui Downhill

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Guided Haleakala Sunrise and Day Tour Trip

The very oldest of the bike tour companies that operate bike tours down from Mount Haleakala is Maui Downhill owned by Rich Goodenough. Rich and his then partner, Bob Kiger, ran the first tours down the mountain in 1983 under the name of a company called Cruiser Bob's.
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Maui Mountain Cruisers

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Guided Haleakala Sunrise and Mid-Day Trip

Maui Mountain Cruisers founders Jon and Cheryl Thuro have done a remarkable job over the years in pioneering many of the industry standards that are used by downhill bike tour companies on Maui today. As one of the original companies and one of the largest on the mountain today, Maui Mountain Cruisers provides an excellent full-service downhill experience.
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Mountain Riders Biking

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Guided Haleakala Sunrise and Mid-Day Tour

Mountain Riders Biking is another company that has been taking tours down the mountain for many years. They offer a wide array of tours that range between sunrise and mid-day departures to guided as well as unguided tours down the mountain. This company is one of the larger tour companies on the mountain, and does an interesting mid-mountain stop at the Upcountry Sunrise Market Protea and Flower Farm.
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Segway Maui

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Segway PT Models, Guided Tours, Tour on a Segway PT, Wheel thru Lahaina

See Lahaina from an all new perspective and ride your Segway through paradise. Your guides are fun and informative making your tour a great learning experience about Maui. Enjoy guided tours on the newest Segway PT models, the coolest machines in the world, zero emissions, great for short distance trips and sightseeing.
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Skyline Eco Adventures

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Haleakala Summit Tours and Downhill Bike Tours, 7 Ziplines, Zipline Haleakala, Tree-Top Zipline Tour

Skyline Eco-Adventures is the originator of zipline courses in the United States and one of the exclusive providers of tours to the Haleakala Summit. The very first zipline in the U.S. was opened by Skyline on the slopes of Haleakala on Maui in 2002. Leading the explosion of zipline courses to later be constructed in Hawaii they have since built beautiful courses in Kaanapali, at Akaka Falls on the Big Island and in Poipu on Kauai.
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Krank Cycles

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Krank Cycles

When it comes to Downhill Biking Maui has some of the best to offer. If you love everything about downhill bikes you probably have found yourself at Krank Maui. We are at the base of the Haleakala road where mountain bikes meet road bikes for any given contest. If your interested in riding a brand of the best bikes in the world come visit us in Makawao town, you wont regret it! Self guided road bicycle tours utilizing the best in Performance Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Downhill Bikes, Cross Country Bikes, Kid Bikes, and Much more. Accessories available.
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Maui is the home of really one of the most famous bike tours available anywhere on the planet, the Haleakal? downhill. This is something that we have been doing here on Maui since the early '80s, and it has to do with the mountain called Haleakal?, which goes up 10,000 feet. There's a beautiful roadway that goes all the way from the beach up to the very top. At the very top we've got observatories and just it's a great place for a vantage point. Also at the very top of this mountain is what we refer to as the crater of Haleakal?. This is at 10,000 feet. There is essentially a crater that goes down 3,000 feet and it's 21 miles in circumference. This is like looking at the surface of the moon. It is really one of the experiences that you would want to see when you come to Maui. The bike tours take advantage of this mountain so you can kind of get an idea of seeing Haleakal?, and also enjoy a really interesting and different, exciting kind of an activity.

It's changed somewhat from the early days. Back in the early '80s, we would have vans that would take you up to the top of the crater. You'd have a chance to look down and enjoy all the spectacle that is Haleakal? crater. Then in these vans, or behind the vans, or on top of the vans, or however it was arranged at the time, they would have bicycles that they would bring along with them. They'd adjust all the handlebars and the seats for everybody at the top. You'd get on your bike and then you'd cruise all the way down to the ocean. That's the way it used to be.

Today, it's very similar, the same situation. They'll take you up there to see the crater, generally for sunrise. You can see it for what they call a mid-day trip as well, but sunrise is the most popular by far. Everybody wants to do that. You do need to leave really early for that. The idea is to get up there when it is completely black, and get there just in time to see the colors start to change, going through the hues of blue and violet, and all the colors that you see as the sun starts to come up. The idea is to be there at a time when you can see all the stars. This is an amazing place to see stars, and that's why they have these huge telescopes, plural, up there.

You'll get there. You'll have an opportunity to see that, and then when it comes time to start going down the mountain, instead of getting on the bikes right there, what they do is they go down to the outskirts of the Haleakal? National Park, which is at the 6,500-foot level approximately. From there, at that point you're going to get on your bike, so you're going to get mounted, and then you're going to scoot down, either to the ocean or some other little place. All of the different companies are somewhat different in terms of where they go, but the tour at that point is exactly the same. You're cruising on your bicycle just like this down this beautiful highway, and just enjoying the ride down.

Here's another picture, I think, so you can get a little bit of idea of the multiple numbers of people that will do this. Usually you're given rain gear or something to keep you warm, because it can get cold. If you're going up there in the early, early morning, obviously you're up there at 10,000 feet before the sun comes up so it's going to be cold. You'll want to bring whatever you can to stay warm, but they're also going to have parkas and that sort of thing, and also rain gear in case you run into any mist and that sort of thing on the way down the mountain.

These trips are extremely popular. We have quite a number of companies that do this. During the busy seasons, they get really booked up, and so it's best to make sure that you can book these in advance. The best way to do these, mostly for people who are coming from the West Coast or from the mainland US, is to do this on the first day or second day that you're here. Because they leave so early ... When you're coming over, in all likelihood when you get here, you're going to be waking up early just simply because of the time change. That's the best time to take advantage of going on this particular tour, since you have to get up early to do it anyway. If you're up already, you might as well just go for it. The first day that you're on island, you're almost always waking up really early. That's a good day to go.

This is a fun tour. You really get to be outside. You get to be on a bicycle. One of the best things about it is you're cruising downhill. There's no uphill pedaling, so it's just this kind of a going down the mountain, down, down, down. They've got really good brakes. That's what you use. There's really almost no pedaling involved, and it's almost a little bit like a child's dream of not having to go up the hills, just down the hills. You cruise all this distance, usually all the way down to the ocean. It really is a lot of fun.

The technicalities of how they do it is that they have a lead biker and a chase van. This is typically the way it's done. You're in a line, like you've got here. You're not allowed to go ahead of the lead biker, so they keep you in a line, but behind you is going to be a chase van. This is usually the van that you came up in. The purpose of the chase van is to kind of keep cars from coming around and getting into your pathway. There is radio communication between the lead biker and the chase van. They're always in communication. Typically what'll happen is you'll cruise down for a while, for a few minutes.

The chase van might let the lead biker know that there's a car or two cars that are building up behind, and then the lead biker will find an area where they'll just pull off the road. Everybody will kind of follow him off and the cars will pass, and then you'll continue down again. That's typically the way it's done. You're somewhat sheltered from the notion of having to worry about the cars coming down as you're going down the mountain. But you're keeping your eye on the road, obviously, and doing that but you've got all these views and vistas that you're seeing as you're going down, and just the outside and the fragrance of the eucalyptus as you're going through the eucalyptus forest, or just the fresh air that you feel, that invigorating, oxygenated Maui air, is very, very exciting.

This is an example of what we refer to as a guided tour. You're picked up at your hotel. You're brought in the van up here. You do this. You go back down the mountain to the ocean and then you're taken by the van back to your hotel. The other format that we have is a little bit different. It came about much later in the course of these tours, but it's kind of the freestyle where you kind of go on your own.

They are similar in the sense that you're going up in a van up to the top. You get a chance to see the crater. Then they bring you back down again to the 6,500-foot level and get you all set for your bicycle and so on. But at that point, what they do is they give you a map, and they show you how to get back to where you're supposed to be, and they take off in their van and you take off on your bikes, so you're alone. It might just be the two of you, for instance, and you'll be cruising down. You'll be able to stop whenever you want to stop, take pictures, enjoy the way down. Maybe you'll stop in Makawao town and have lunch. You can do what you want, just so long as you're back at the place you're supposed to be at a particular time. They give you an idea of how long it's going to take to get you down there.

The thing that you need to understand about those are that you are 100% responsible for watching for cars that are coming behind you. It's a little bit of an added responsibility. It does get a little bit tenser as you're on a road that cars are on, so you need to make sure that you're navigating things properly. Hundreds and hundreds and thousands of people do this, so I'm not saying that it's a tremendous additional difficultly, but it is just an extra responsibility you have when you are operating on your own, and there's no one to challenge your rationality about how you're actually traversing the mountain on your bike.

I should say, too, with regard to this activity that you are 100% in charge of your bike. You are the one that steers. You're the one that brakes it. Where it goes, to a large degree, has to do with you. You need to know that all the responsibility is yours. You can get hurt, obviously, on these, if you were to go off the side of the road or if you were to go into oncoming traffic. Indeed, this has happened over the course of the many decades that we've been doing this, where people have lost control of the bikes by going too fast, or just not feeling comfortable enough on the bikes, and doing something silly that ends up getting them hurt. Although you're going to be protected as much as these companies can possibly do, you need to understand that it's totally your responsibility with regard to making sure that you are going in the right areas on these bikes.

With that being said, I can tell you that hundreds of thousands of people have successfully gone down these mountains and enjoyed it, and it's one of the things that people continuously rank as one of the top activities that they want to do on the island of Maui. It is really an activity that is unique to this island, that if you have the slightest desire you should look into it because it is really a popular and exciting activity.

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