Haleakala Sunrise Cycle

(4.3)
$163
Why We Love It -  See the sunrise that Mark Twain described at the "sublimest spectacle I've ever seen" then cycle down through Maui's spectacular and diverse landscapes. Hotel pick-up included.

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 on the beach!


Take a Luxury VAN TOUR from the summit of Haleakala National Park then COAST 28 MILES from the 6500' elevation, down Haleakala Volcano descending to historic Paia at sea level. Enjoy fresh outdoor air, views to make your heart pound, and hairpin turns to make your heart race.

Arrive at the top of Haleakala (House of the Sun), a dormant volcano with very little vegetation, however, the few plants that do grow at that elevation are very rare and protected. Travel down the mountain on your bike through pasture lands with incredible vistas of Maui below and other islands are visible off in the horizon. 

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. 

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. 

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
  • Coffee and snacks, at base yard prior to tour
  • No-host meal stop in either Kula or Paia Town at the discretion of the crew and/or group
  • Van-only option for those who aren't comfortable on bike, they are welcome to come along, luxury van style!
  • Hotel pickup at approximately 2am depending on the season and where you are staying. You will return around noon. 
  • Haleakala Day Tour for those of you who prefer a later tour
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
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Time Approximately 2:30am pick-up
Duration 10 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 1-3 people: 100% refund for cancellations made more than 24-hours prior to tour start time.
Parties of 4+ people: 100% refund for cancellations made more than 48-hours prior to tour start time.
Cancellations are only valid if phoned-in(by the customer or the agent)during normal business hours of 8:00am to 9:00pm daily.
All cancellations within 24 hours of the tour are charged 100% unless the client can give a compelling reason to only charge a service fee.


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 13 years old and under 65 years of age
  • 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

How long is the bike ride?
The bicycle tour is approximately 28 miles long. It starts at the 6500' elevation and continues down to sea level. The total time spent on a bicycle is about 2 hours.

What if someone in my party doesn't want to ride a bike? Can they still go with us?
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. At least 50% of your party should be cyclists.


When do we get picked up at our hotel?
The Sunrise tour pick up is approximately 2:00 AM depending on the season.
The Day tour pick up is approximately 7:00 AM also depending on the season.
The Scenic Van Ride pick up is at the same time as the Sunrise or Morning tour with your friends.

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


When do we return to the hotel from the Sunrise tour?
You should arrive back to your hotel before noon.


What do I need to bring?
For the sunrise tour we suggest you layer your clothing with tee shirt and shorts as your bottom layer then long pants (jeans or sweats, but make sure they are comfortable and no bell bottoms), 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 at the summit 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.


Are there any restrictions?
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.


How Dangerous is this?
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.

What kind of bike are we going to use?
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. 

What is included in the trip?
Hotel pickup and return for the sunrise and morning trip, Coffee, and snacks at our baseyard, bike, Helmet, Windbreaker suit, Insulated gloves and a winter type jacket for your added safety and comfort are all included in the basic tour.


Can I drive to your base yard rather than hotel pickup?
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.


Will we get to see the sunrise?
We can only guarantee that the sun will rise, actual viewing of the sunrise depends on a power much higher than ours. We are at Haleakala for sunrise and about 89% of the time the weather is clear and great for viewing incredible stars, planets, and a very special sunrise, however, we are a small island out in the middle of the Pacific and occasionally we have clouds, rain, and even snow at Haleakala.


How steep is the bike ride?
The grade is about 5%, almost all of it downhill. You will be going from 10,028 ft to sea level in 38 miles.


What can I expect to see on this tour?
You will be leaving from Haleakala (House of the Sun) which is a dormant volcano with very little vegetation, however, the few plants that do grow at that elevation are very rare and protected, it is important that none of our guests bring foreign material into the park via our shoes etc.

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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- 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 Sunrise Cycle is a great way to go. Our guides were friendly, personable & full of fun facts. Definitely recommend Haleakala Sunrise 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 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 Sunrise Cycle is a great way to go. Our guides were friendly, personable & full of fun facts. Definitely recommend Haleakala Sunrise 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)
- 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)
- Apr 2016 -

Vanessa EA

Our bike ride, volcano and sunrise view was awesome. The best part aside the watching the sunrise was our tour guide Preston. Made the bike ride super safe and fun. His expertise and professionalism made the intimating bike ride easy and fun. I highly recommend the Haleakala Sunrise Cycle for the volcano tour if you want an amazing experience and safety ride down bike tour. I will definitely go again and use there service and expertise on my next Vacation in Maui.. Thank you Preston.

(5.0)
- Apr 2016 -

Brenden Carlson

Marvin and Tomas as tour guides were so pleasant. A wealth of knowledge about Maui and Hawaii ("Havaii") in general. My wife and I recommend this place. 5 stars. Good people. Great adventure. Tomas on the ukulele was a highlight

(5.0)
- Jan 2017 -

Aidan Steiger

Fun ride. Good guides.

(5.0)
- Nov 2015 -

Lindsay Cook

An experience of a lifetime. Everything went as smooth as could be, and I don't think there could possibly be a better company out there for this tour. No matter what option you select, you will have an amazing experience. We decided last minute to bike down, instead of van ride, and although I was freaking out, I am so glad I did it. Our guide was reassuring, and made sure we were comfortable and had all the knowledge we needed. Also if you want to know ANYTHING about the island, these guys can give you the information. Don't pick another company!

(5.0)