Haleakala Downhill Self-Guided Bike Tour

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Departs: Hawaii, Hawaii

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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For over 22 years Maui Sunriders Bike Company has been offering the Self-Guided Haleakala Downhill Bike Tour on Maui. We're the only bike tour on Maui operated by USA Cycling Coaches & BICP Certified Bike Instructors. We have 3 full-service bike shops on the island with expert mechanics tuning bikes daily. This bike ride is one of the most popular activities to do on Maui with guests returning annually. Our tour van goes up the same route you’ll bike down pointing out the local history, points of interest & suggestions for places to visit. Ride begins at 6,500 feet right outside the National Park where all bike operators on Maui start. You have the freedom to stay in your comfort zone & stop along the way to enjoy the beauty of the upper Haleakala National Park section. The lower section of the ride starts in Makawao. You will find many unique shops, restaurants, churches & art galleries in the charming towns on the route. Experience why visitors & locals love Maui Sunriders Bike Co.

What's Included

Bike ride down self-guided the Upper & Lower segments of the volcano

Guided Drive Up the Volcano to 6500'. Bike down self-guided 24 miles with Roadside Assistance

Guided Drive Up to 6500' & Roadside Assistance

Only bike company on Maui owned & operated by USA Cycling Coaches & BICP Certified Bike Instructors

Only operator with 3 Full-Service Bike Shops operated by USA Cycling & BICP Certified Coaches

What's Not Included


Parking in front of our shop is about $15 credit card only. Free public Paia lot is available.

Parking lot in front of our shop is $10 a day

We don't claim we're the best, #1 rated, safest... our customers who have tried them all tell us!

We don't hire outside mechanics to periodically service our bikes. They're tuned every single day

We don't meet you in a parking lot (like other companies) we have a full-service bike shop.

Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 90

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Staging for this Maui bike tour is at 6,500 ft. right outside the National Park entrance where all bike operators on Maui are permitted to begin their rides. We drive up the same route you bike down showing you all the points of interest along the way.
With our self-paced Haleakala bike ride, guests have the freedom to stop along the route to eat, shop, and visit historic communities, churches, unique shops, art galleries and restaurants or stop to enjoy the beauty of Haleakala. No large groups that you have to keep up with or slow down for, no support vans chasing you down the hill. Stay in your comfort zone and enjoy a true classic Maui Downhill all the way down to the sea.

Our riders get to enjoy the longest self-guided ride with the least amount of climbing from the mountain to the sea. This is a self-paced Haleakala bike tour of the volcano in Maui, HI down to the North Shore of Maui to our cute little surf town Paia.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

On your Haleakala bike tour, you can chose to stop to have lunch at the charming Kula Lodge. Located at about 3,200 feet on the western slopes of the Haleakala Crater, the Kula Lodge and Restaurant provides a quiet and peaceful oasis on your Maui bike ride.

The Lodge sits amid a garden of flower farms teeming with color. Blossoming carnations, protea, and other tropical flora provide the perfect backdrop for a photo op on your sunrise bike tour of Maui.

The Kula Lodge and Restaurant with its breath-taking views of the west side of Maui is the perfect spot to stop for lunch and really take in the rich scenery of Upcountry Maui. Here guests can sit in an outdoor garden terrace above the green hills of Kula and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the Kula Lodge and Restaurant’s Executive Chief. On the garden terrace, a quaint wood-burning pizza oven creates tasty pizza dishes that are as delightful as the view. Herbs grown in the surrounding garden are used to flavor the succulent dishes at the restaurant. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Kula Lodge and Restaurant offers a great sojourn on your Haleakala bike tour.

Located in the quaint town of Kula, the Lodge puts you right in the heart of upcountry Maui. Kula is a part of what’s called “undiscovered Maui,” a place outside the usual tourist spots where nature seems virtually untouched. This quiet, rural area is a part of your bike tour of Maui that can’t be missed. Spectacular views of the West Maui Mountains and the Pacific Ocean at 3,200 feet above sea level provide an unforgettable experience. With remarkable scenery surrounding you, the Kula Lodge and Restaurant is the “romantic hideaway” along with your Haleakala bike tour that can’t be missed.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

As you make your way along the Haleakala volcano tour, you’ll find a small town that carries on the traditions of the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) life. In the heart of Paniolo Country sits the historic town of Makawao. This quaint town located on the slopes of Haleakala is rich in paniolo heritage with rustic charm as well as being a flourishing arts community.
As you take the Maui volcano bike ride down to the beach, you’ll pass by the Oskie Rice Arena just above Makawao, home of the Fourth of July weekend rodeo that has been held here annually for more than 50 years. This annual rodeo competition is the largest rodeo in Hawaii featuring paniolo calf roping, barrel racing, and bronco riding. Along with the annual rodeo, the town of Makawao also holds a Paniolo Parade through downtown every year. Country and western dancing, live music, and chuck wagon-style food are all features of these renowned annual events celebrating the paniolo lifestyle.

Although small, with a population of about 7,000, the historic ranch town of Makawao has much to see and do all year round. Along with weekly line dance lessons and a farmer’s market on Saturdays, you can find a number of charming art galleries, boutiques, and shops to stop in at on your Haleakala bike tour. In Makawao, you can see glass blowers, painters, and wood sculptors and order a piece of art to take home with you. As noted, “This charming town was once named one of the top 25 arts destinations in the United States.”

So don’t hurry through Paniolo Country and Makawao on your Maui bike tour. Stop to have lunch or browse through one of the fascinating shops or galleries scattered throughout this historic town, reminiscent of the Old West and famous for its Hawaiian cowboy, or paniolo, heritage.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Finish your ride at our bike shop in downtown Paia. Return your bike, check out our retail shop and explore our North Shore Beach town. There are great places to eat from Paia Fish Market to Mama's Fish House (w/reservations 3-6 mo in advanced.) Paia offers the most casual, fun & funky laid back shopping back experience on the whole island. Paia is loaded with everything from art galleries, specialty gift shops, beach attire and more. It's many visitor's favorite town to visit on the island for it's laid back appeal.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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