Not an early bird? No worries. Maui Downhill has this perfect midday tour for you.
When you are given the opportunity to do something incredible on Maui, sometimes you just have to take it. Maui Downhill has a bicycle tour for the active guest who may have already witnessed Haleakala’s amazing sunrise: The Summit Midday Tour. This 8-9 hour outing really has it all: transportation to and from your hotel, a guided tour of Haleakala National Park from the peak of the volcano, a mountain bike ride down the western slope, a stop for a meal in Hali’imaile (not included in ticket price), and an ending van tour from the town of Pukalani to the ocean! That’s a total elevation change of 10,023 feet!
Maui Downhill first opened in 1984, and it is the oldest volcano biking company on the island. Speaking of old, the oldest rocks existing above sea level on Haleakala have been estimated at 910,000 years old! During the guided tour of the volcano, you’ll get to see the varied landscape inside and around the enormous 3000 foot deep crater. Cinder cones, ash, igneous rock, and red earth are only part of the expanse before you. You’ll also meet two of Maui’s endangered species: the ‘ahinahina or Haleakala Silversword plant, and the nene—the Hawaiian goose. You’ll also spend time in the Visitors Center before heading down to 6,500 feet and hopping on your bicycle!
On the bike, you’ll experience the thrill of sailing down the volcano—the trade winds in your face, the upcountry agricultural lands to either side, and the lovely views of two coastlines before you. You’ll ride through 21 switchbacks that involve only 200 yards to pedal, and all the life and weather surrounding this beautiful road. There are eucalyptus and pine forests, flower farms, sheep, cattle, and horses. Maui Downhill provides everything you need to enjoy all of the above, including a custom designed volcano riding bicycle, a helmet, and rain gear if needed.
After your magnificent trip down the mountain, you will stop for a sumptuous meal in Hali’imaile. And to end your amazing day, you’ll enjoy a guided van tour from Pukalani Town to the sea, where you’ll learn the history of sugar cane and pineapple in Hawaii. Awesome!
Maui Downhill provides one of the most educational and enjoyable bike tours on Maui, so go ahead and hop on one of their bicycles! You will have an awesome time.
If you choose to book this tour online now, you will be contacted by one of our reservation specialists to confirm your hotel pick up location and time. You may also call 808-856-4274 or chat online with one of our specialists. Chat is available on tablets or desktop computers.
Maui Downhill Guidelines:
- Wear warm clothing in layers.
- Competent riders – please, no beginners.
- Sorry, NO PREGNANT WOMEN can bike ride (but may van ride).
- Minimum 12 years of age & 5 feet tall.
- Wear close-toed rubber soled shoes.
- Maximum weight for bike rider is 250 lbs.
- No riders may participate with medical conditions that would adversely affect them in this activity.
- Riders must sign acknowledgement of risk & safety form.
Location: Hotel Pick up.