HALEAKALA AND SELF GUIDED BIKING TOUR
Love nature, scenic landscapes, panoramic views and adventure? How about exploring the summit of Haleakala volcano with an expert guide and then biking down the mountain through sprawling ranchlands? This tour goes up into Haleakala National Park at almost 10,000ʻ and then descend from 6500ʻ on a bike ride back to Haiku on the lush northern side of the island. The bike ride is on your own (unguided) so you can descend at your own pace and stop along the way as you please.
This tour starts with a van tour to Haleakala’s summit with an experienced guide. Take in all this beautiful park has to offer. From there we make our way to the bikes, just outside the park. Riding down the slopes of Haleakala on this tour is an epic adventure that winds its way through upcountry Maui’s historic towns and pasturelands, finishing back at our basecamp in Haiku.
After arriving high atop Haleakala’s summit, our expert guide will lead you through a true national treasure, Haleakala National park. We’ll see and learn about exotic and rare endangered species like the Ahinahina plant (AKA Silversword which blooms once every few decades before dying) and the Nene Goose, both of which have been fighting their way back from being among the last 100 survivors of their species. Take in scenic landscapes and breathtaking views from high atop a sleeping volcano where you’ll truly get in touch with Maui’s upcountry beauty.
At your own pace, you will cruise through Upcountry Maui. This unguided tour allows you to stop where you want along the way. We provide you with a map that shows you exactly the route you should take and some of the highlights along the way. Make stops at places like the Lavender Cafe, Kula Lodge, Cost Galleries and so much more in the Paniolo (cowboy) town of Makawao. Check out the Makawao museum on Baldwin Ave to learn more about this unique part of the island.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list experience that you definitely want to Instagram and share with your friends. Biking down almost 23 miles of roadways on the slopes of Haleakala from 6500ʻ elevation after visiting the summit at 10,000ʻ makes you realize how big this sacred mountain is. We encourage you to be safe as you ride downhill all the way to our basecamp in Haiku. We provide everything to make you as safe and as comfortable as possible, wind, rain or shine.
This tour ends at our basecamp in Haiku, a lush sugar mill town. Great shops and food await you here if you only stopped in Makawao for a treat. This tour ends at our basecamp in Haiku, a lush sugar mill town. Great shops and food await you here also, even if you stopped in Makawao for a treat. Fill up on a Hawaiian style “plate lunch” at Kings BBQ, or try one of the many styles of Ahi Poke at Haiku Market. Sample a variety of local made Kombucha at Maui Kombucha, which is rumored to give you a bit of a buzz. For vegetarians there is Veg Out, a must try vegetarian restaurant.
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