3 to 4.5 hours
Downhill Bike Tour
Daily at 8:15 am
Easy to Moderate
Join Maui Mountain Cruiser’s ohana for a time of your life, bike riding down Mount Haleakala, Maui’s famous dormant volcano. This unique adventure offers the freedom of a self-paced bike ride from 6,500 feet above sea level down to the historical Paia Sugar Mill, in Paia Town. You will ride through 29 switchback turns and enjoy incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, Molokini Crater, Kahoolawe, and south Maui. You will also encounter multiple landscapes throughout your journey, ranging from cattle ranches to eucalyptus, ginger, and lavender fields. One of your stops will be Maui’s own “paniolo” (Hawaiian word for cowboy) town of Makawao, and visit some of its shops, galleries, and eateries, and best of all, at your own pace!
Adult & Child (12 & up) rate: $79.95 +tax = $83.28
**Price does not include gratuity**
* Must be able to ride a bicycle with ease
* Must be 12 years old to ride
* Maximum weight: 260 lbs
* Minimum height: 4'10"
* No pregnant women allowed
* Must wear closes toe shoes
* Must return bikes by 1 pm
Your adventure begins as you meet the Maui Mountain Activities crew at their cabana, located in Paia Town. There they will go over safety regulations, and you will sign their liability waiver form and get your jacket, helmet, gloves, and road map. During the 45-minute ride from the base yard to the bike ride's starting point, your guide will share with your group all you will need to know to make the best of your downhill bike ride. Once you arrive at about 6,500 feet up Mount Haleakala, just outside the Haleakala National Park gate, you will get fitted for your bike. Let's the fun begin!
As you start your descent from 6,500 feet above sea level, you will be in awe of the beauty of your surroundings, as well as the changes in climate and terrain. As you ride through the 29 switchback turns, you will encounter cattle ranches, beautiful eucalyptus, ginger, and lavender fields. You will also be riding through the town of Kula, home of the famous Kula Lodge, where you might want to stop to indulge yourself in one of their delicious dishes while enjoying one of the most beautiful views of Maui.
Another fun stop is the cowboy town of Makawao, where you will find shops, eateries, and an authentic old western vibe. As you continue your journey back to the bike shop, you will ride by historical buildings until you reach the Old Sugar Mill in Paia Town, at Maui Mountain Cruiser's base yard, where you will return your bike and gear. Once you say "aloha" to the team, you might want to head down to Paia Town, Maui's own "hippy town", home of several restaurants, bikini shops, art galleries, and ice cream shops. Baldwin Beach Park is also around the corner if you want to add some beach time to your special day.