The Haleakala sunrise is absolutely one of Maui’s most spectacular sights. Combine this experience with a thrilling ride all the way down to Paia town!! You can enjoy this tour as either a rider or a passenger so everyone can enjoy this experience regardless of their expertise level.
|Time||Approximately 2 am depending on the season and hotel selected.|
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.
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.
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.
A: The Sunrise tour pick up is approximately 2AM depending on the season.
A: The Scenic Van Ride pick up is at the same time as the Sunrise tour with your friends.
A: You should arrive back to your hotel before noon.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sunrise Bike tour of Haleakala is truly one of the best moments of my life!! I love that they also offer a ride down in the van for those that don't... more