The New Dawn Sunrise


Ride the volcano!

The Haleakala sunrise is absolutely on the "must do" list of any Maui visit. Combine this spectacle with a thrilling ride all the way down to Paia town!

This tour will make its way up the switchbacks as the sun starts to show its self. We will get to the staging area at 6500ft which has a north east exposure maybe 30 minutes before the sun rises. After the sunrise we will conduct our bicycle safety brief, and be on our way, stopping for pictures and making our way to the Kula Market Place, where our guests will have a 30 min break to get some coffee or snacks and use the restroom. We will continue down to Paia on bikes and offer a 1 hour break for Breakfast or shopping all (no host), before returning back to Hotels or condos.
  • Length of ride is approximately 26 miles.
  • Total time of adventure from pickup until return is approximately 7 hours.
  • Time of actual bicycle ride is approximately 1.75 hours depending on quality of riders, traffic, weather and number of photo rest stops.
  • Cruiser Phil's bicycles are custom built and maintained by our in-house mechanic.
  • All bicycles are single speed cruisers, with 2-inch wide tires, large comfortable seats, and special drum brakes, which are hand activated.
  • We provide all gear needed such as full-face helmets, foul weather suits (2 pieces), gloves, and insulated winter jackets (an exclusive Cruiser Phil feature).
  • Round trip transportation is provided in Ford XLT air-conditioned vans.
  • Tours provide hot beverages and pastries or snacks at the base yard. (Not to be referred as continental breakfast)
  • There will be a 1 hour no-host meal stop at the end of the ride in the town of Paia or Makawao
Time Approximately around 4am on the westside, and 4:30am on the southside.
Duration Approximately 7 hours.
Location Hotel pick-up

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

48 Hrs prior to tour.
$50.00 rebooking Fee.

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.


Riders should be at least 13 years old and under 65 years of age.
Riders should be at least 5 feet tall.
Maximum weight for bike rider is 250 lbs.
No pregnant women. 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 toed shoes. No pregnant women.  No one with medical conditions that would adversely affect them in this activity should participate. Riders must sign an acknowledgment of risk & safety form as well as a medical/physical clearance form.

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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 The New Dawn Sunrise is a great way to go. Our guides were friendly, personable & full of fun facts. Definitely recommend The New Dawn Sunrise. A full and fun day you'll always cherish.

- 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!

- 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!

- 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!!

- 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!!!!

- Nov 2017 -

Russell Nishihara

I worked there for a Year back in 2005. I've also did the ride from the Top of Haleakala Crater to Sea Level in Paia Town. All the Staff from Cruiser Phil himself on down thru All the Crew Members have always treated me like family and have gone way out of their way to help me. I was partially disabled and living in a car outside their facilities and one day Phil Feliciano offered me a part-time job maintaining the vehicles. And over the years Phil and I have been good friends ever since. He is the most Safety Conscious and Hospitable, honest businessman and friend truly a Pillar of the Community!.

- 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.

- 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...


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....


Al-Karim G.

My gf went with them last year she was so amazed by the experience that for me it was no brainer who to call to see the sun raise. They provided us with...


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...