Haleakala Morning Cycle

(4.3)
$185

Downhill thrills with a stunning volcanic backdrop


Go on a guided tour of Haleakala summit then cruise down to the base yard at 6500 feet where you will mount your bikes.  Enjoy the thrilling turns all the way to Paia town!


MORNING BIKE TOUR:
Sleep in, get picked between 7 and 8 am, view Haleakala in daylight catching the extensive views on the way up and down. Bike ride begins at 6500ft back to the coastal town of paia.

MORNING VAN TOUR:
Sleep in and enjoy the experience of Haleakala while some of your family is on bikes. You do everything the bikers do except ride a bike, you truly are the back seat driver. 
You are on the public roadway the whole time and have a well-trained guide in front and van behind whose driver communicates with the cruise leader, keeping him informed of traffic conditions and weather conditions coming up ahead. 

Pass through the cowboy town of Makawao, famous for its rodeo held each July. The trip takes you past pineapple fields, sugar cane and ends up in the quaint old style town of Paia, once the capital of Maui. 

Our number one goal is for each of our guests to experience Maui in a very personal and special way. We want your trip to be a safe, memorable one. Our van is always available if for at any time a rider feels apprehensive or uncomfortable.

We provide
  • Bicycle and helmet
  • Gloves, wind suit, and winter type jacket
  • Hot Beverages
  • No-host meal stop in either Kula or Paia Town at the discretion of the crew and/or group
  • Tour of Haleakala
  • Hotel pickup at approximately 7am or 8am depending on the season and where you are staying. You will return around 3pm. 
  • Van-only option for those who aren't comfortable on bike, they are welcome to come along, luxury van style!
Custom bikes feature
  • Wide comfortable saddle
  • Quick release seat adjustment
  • Hand activated brake levers
  • Heavy-duty motorcycle brake cables and housings
  • Front and rear drum brakes with genuine HondaATM brake shoes
  • Gears: single-speed, no shifting, 21T free wheel on rear, 44T front crank
  • Chain guard for protection
  • Steel rims for added weight and stability
  • White-wall street tires for a classy, smooth, stable ride
  • Classic-style curved frame
  • Cruiser-style pedals
We highly recommend that if you are an early riser to do the Haleakala Sunrise tour and take in the magnificent sunrise! 
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Time Approximately 7am or 8am pick-up depending on the season
Duration 8 hours
Location Hotel pick-up

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions. You can find addition information in frequently asked questions

Cancellation Policy

Parties of 1-5 people: 100% refund
for cancellations made more than 48-hours prior to tour start time.

Parties of 6+ people: 100% refund
for cancellations made more than 7 days prior to tour start time.


Last Minute Bookings

Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.


Restrictions

  • This ride is NOT for beginners; please be an experienced cyclist, having ridden a bicycle in at least the past 12 months.
  • Participants must wear closed toes shoes
  • Wear warm clothing in layers; it's best to wear a pair of short with sweat pants over that, a short sleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt and a jacket
  • No pregnant women; take the day off and relax
  • Riders must be a minimum age of 13 years old and a maximum age of 65 years old
  • All cyclist should have recent cycling experience
  • Riders should be at least 5 feet tall
  • Maximum weight for bike rider is 250 lbs.
  • No one with medical conditions that would adversely effect them in this activity should participate.
  • Riders must sign acknowledgment of risk & safety form as well as a medical/ physical clearance form.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long is the bike ride?
A: The bicycle tour is approximately 26 miles long. It starts at the 6500' elevation and continues down to sea level. The total time spent on a bicycle is about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Q: What if someone in my party doesn't want to ride a bike? Can they still go with us?
A: Yes, we offer a scenic van tour for our guests that don't want to ride a bike. The van makes every stop the bikers do, so you will be able to stay together the whole time.


Q: When do we get picked up at our hotel?
A: The Morning tour pick up is approximately 7 or 8AM also depending on the season.
A: The Scenic Van Ride pick up is at the same time as the Morning tour with your friends.

Q: When do we return to the hotel from the Morning tour?
A: You should arrive back to your hotel before 3:00 pm.

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Closed toed shoes, a sweatshirt, or jacket, a knit cap would be great, eye protection such as sunglasses or regular prescription glasses, sun screen, camera, layer your clothes as the temperature atop Haleakala can be in the low 40's and the temperature at sea level can be close to 90 degrees in the summer. You should keep all your belongings in a day pack that will be stored in the van which is following at all times. We make photo stops and restroom stops as well, so you can always peel a few layers as we make our way down the mountain.

Q: Are there any restrictions?
A: Yes, every rider must be a minimum age of 13 years old and a maximum age of 65 years old, Over 5' tall, NOT pregnant, weigh less than 250 lbs. and must have ridden a bicycle in the last 12 months.

Q: How Dangerous is this?
A: Riding a bicycle downhill is not without risk. Serious injury may occur and possibly death if you are involved in an accident. You should be in good physical condition and free from any medications that may cause drowsiness or inattentiveness, such as decongestants, Benadryl, motion sickness, medications, and or any medications for hypertension and/or stress. Remember serious medical help may be up to 2 hours away.

Q: What kind of bike are we going to use?
A: Our bikes are all single speed "cruiser" bikes built by Worksman Bicycle Company. They all have special drum brakes and extra wide comfortable seats. Since 99% of this trip is downhill, there is no need for a multi-speed bicycle. 

Q: What is included in the trip?
A: Your tours Include hotel pickup and drop off, guided van tour, all provided by Haleakala EcoTours, with the bike ride beginning at the 6,500 foot elevation and ending in Paia Town. We provide bicycle, helmet, gloves and wind suit. Hot beverages provided at base yard prior to tour. No-host meal stop in Paia Town.

Q: Can I drive to your base yard rather than hotel pickup?
A: Absolutely! If you are planning more activities following the bike ride, it is sometimes easier to drive into the base yard. We will give you easy to follow directions should you want to choose that option.

Q: How steep is the bike ride?
A:The grade is about 5%, almost all of it downhill. You will be going from 6,500 ft to sea level in 26 miles.

Q: What can I expect to see on this tour?
A: You will be leaving from the 6500ft elevation on the slopes of Haleakala.
As you travel down the mountain you will bike through pasture lands with incredible vistas of Maui below and other islands are visible off in the horizon. We pass through the cowboy town of Makawao, famous for its rodeo held each July. The trip takes us past pineapple fields, sugar cane and ends up in the quaint old style town of Paia, once the capital of Maui. We are on the public roadway the whole time and we have a well-trained guide in front and the tour is followed by the van behind whose driver communicates with the cruise leader, keeping him informed of traffic conditions and weather conditions coming up ahead. 

Our number one goal is for each of our guests to experience Maui in a very personal and special way. We want your trip to be a safe, memorable one. Our van is always available if for at any time a rider feels apprehensive or uncomfortable.


Reviews

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(4.3)
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- Mar 2016 -

Cindy G

Definitely need to do this ride. I've done the sunrise and the later morning trip. Sunrise was beautiful but I was fine with not doing sunrise the 2nd time. Tour includes sights that are just beautiful and Haleakala Morning Cycle is a great way to go. Our guides were friendly, personable & full of fun facts. Definitely recommend Haleakala Morning Cycle. A full and fun day you'll always cherish.

(5.0)
- Feb 2016 -

Jenn W

This was a great excursion. Get up, see the sunset & ride down the volcano. Our tour started very early 2:15 am. I think we got up to the top of the volcano at 5-5:30. It is a long day, but worth it. Wear something comfortable (you will be riding a bike) & long sleeves are a must. I would definitely recommend this. The sunrise is great, even though you do have to get there early to get a spot to see it. We stopped for breakfast after the ride in Pa'ia, which was a very cute town. Back at the hotel around lunchtime. Definitely take the trip if you can, the guides were nice & it was totally safe. The only drawback is that you do have to get up in the middle of the night to get up to the crater, but you won't be disappointed. Tour company was totally professional & informative too!

(5.0)
- Mar 2016 -

Damali W

This was one of the best things we did in Maui. Preston our guide was the best. They gave us all the gear required and explained the history so well. Company owner met us at end of trip. Great people!

(5.0)
- Mar 2018 -

Samantha Erosa

Mixed feels about this one. The ride was great and the guide stopped for the slower people and whatnot. The guide didn’t speak loudly when we were in the van on the way to the top so those in the back missed a lot of details about the area. The only real problem was when we went to eat lunch at the end first the restaurant they had booked was having issues and couldn’t serve us but we didn’t find out until we got there. So we went to another place and while some were finishing up eating we asked to go to the store across the road. Well, they left us there and we only found out where they were because someone else on the tour Facebook messaged us saying they were about a mile away!! On the ride back a different guide took us to our hotel and he gave us some great info about the area, history and what not. He actually also spoke loudly enough for everyone to hear!

(4.0)
- Jul 2017 -

gaurav mandilwar

Just Amazing! Words cannot comprehend the beauty of the Haleakala summit Sunrise view. The bike ride down the mountain was even better. Cruise phils led and delivered a very comfortable journey. They facilitated hotel pickups and drops, also provided with all the necessary gears. Tomas, our tour guide was indeed was a man of many talents. We had a great time!!

(5.0)
- Jun 2017 -

Mandy Kelly

This trip was totally worth it. It was not pleasant waking up at 1am. However it was totally worth it. Preston is fantastic. A wealth of knowledge. The sunrise was phenomenal. The ride was AMAZING, not for people that have not ridden bikes in a while. Its downhill and some speeds we hit about 30mph. I would do this trip again before I left if I had time. Also Dean and Preston ensured safety. Dean drove behind us in the van which controlled the cars being able to get right behind you. I would give more stars if there was an option...

(5.0)
- Jul 2017 -

Nicole Reer

I never actually had a chance to take the tour. They gladly took our money. But then on the day of the ride, they left our resort without us, even though we talked to the driver twice and he knew we were minutes away from meeting him. He just left us there. From reading other reviews on Yelp, it seems like maybe that was best as it sounds like the guides are rude and who needs that on vacation. I'm sure the ride is amazing, just go with a different company - one that values customers over cash.

(1.0)
- Jan 2018 -

Gail Sadler

What ever you do don't get sick and cancel because Phil does a very bad business not returning your funds. Terrible!!!!

(1.0)

Toni P.

We had a great time this morning! Drew was our guide and Julio drove the van. Unfortunately it was foggy at sunrise! Boooooo, but of course not their fault....

(5.0)

Mandy K.

This was one of my favorite things we did during vacation. Preston was amazing. He was out bike guide and Dean was our driver. The sunrise is breathtaking...

(5.0)

Abby W.

The sunrise tour was well worth the 1:45am pickup time. We arrived on Maui the day before and chose to do the sunrise tour on our first full day on Maui....

(5.0)