- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
A visit to Haleakala at dawn is one of the top things to do on Maui—if not all of Hawaii—and on a guided bike tour, you can enjoy this experience in an active way. Watch the sunrise from atop the 10,023-foot (3,055-meter) volcano, admire the volcanic crater, and then bike 26 miles (42 km) from Haleakala National Park all the way down to the ocean at Paia Bay. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
- Family friendly
- All necessary equipment included
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Snacks and Beverages included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Bottled water
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Use of Columbia Sportswear windbreaker jacket
- Use of helmet and chrome cruiser bike
- Entry/Admission - Haleakala Crater
Most Maui hotels, not including East Maui hotels, residential and hostel accommodations or Air BnB's located within a residential area
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Returns to original departure point between 11am and 12pm (times vary depending on the season)
Your tour begins with pickup in the very early morning from hotels in Maui resort areas such as Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua for the drive up to the summit of Haleakala inside Haleakala National Park (before starting the drive, enjoy coffee, juice, and snacks while listening to a safety briefing about your bike tour).
During the van ride to the top of the volcano, your tour guide tells you about the history of Haleakala, its geology, and the rare plants and animals found only on Maui. Upon arrival at the House of the Sun Visitor Center, you will be escorted to the rim of Haleakala Crater for a view into one of the world's largest dormant volcanoes. Watch the sunrise, and then head down to a level of 6,500 feet (1,981 meters) to begin your bike tour; you'll be fitted with a bicycle and helmet by your guide.
Pedal downhill, riding along switchbacks, through Haleakala Ranch, and past Kula. Continue through the towns of Makawao and Paia, and finally reach the Pacific coast at Paia Bay Beach Park.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Most travelers can participate
- Maximum 13 per booking allowed
- Weight restrictions apply; maximum weight is 280 lbs
- Minimum height required is 5 feet
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Wonderful experience especially for having to meet at 3AM to drive up to the crater. Bring warm clothing (actual winter stuff) because this tour gets you up there early enough so you can get a good spot to view the sunrise. Gloves, hats, long pants are recommend. Very windy so bring a windbreaker too. Bike ride from the crater to the shore was spectacular, very well organized and tons of fun too. Highly recommend this excursion!!!
Amazing views and the tour guides were great. Really worth the early wake up to get there and get the great viewing point
Watching the sunrise and pre-dawn colors was a sight like none other on top of Haleakala. It was freezing and uncomfortable at times so bring many layers, warm scarf and a warm hat. I was so nervous for bike ride down hearing many different things (plus I hadn’t rode a bike in several years. It was a little scary at first because you go quite fast down the mountain! However it became so fun and exhilarating after the first mile or so. I recommend it as long as you know how to ride a bike!!
Yes, you have to get up early but it’s well worth it. They get you up there before the big crowd so you have a great spot and the bike ride down was awesome!
This is a great tour. The bikes are high quality -- heavy, with good breaks. Our drivers and guides went out of their way to ensure that everyone was having a good time and staying safe. Make sure you dress warm for the morning. We stood on top of the mountain for over an hour in high 30 degree weather with wind in July. They give you a jacket, but if you're otherwise dressed for Hawaii, it is not enough. I'd bring a second coat and pants and maybe a blanket or two. During the ride down, our guide stopped and found a chameleon for us to take pictures with. One of the highlights of my time in Maui.
Tamara, our driver, and Alvin, our lead bike and guide, were great. They had the utmost concern for our safety, offered an abundance of information, very supportive, enthusiastic, and made the whole experience fun.
Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate for us to see the sunrise, but it happens. I appreciated that they company had warm jackets, wind pants and gloves for us as it was rainy and very cold while we waited for the sunrise. Jo, our driver and K, our guide were great! I was a little apprehensive about the ride, but I stayed in the back and was fine. Breakfast in the little town after 18 miles of riding was great. Definitely try the donut on a stick from the local bakery. We finished at the beach and watched the surfers as Jo and K loaded up our bikes. This trip was fantastic and a must do if you're in Maui.
This was, by far, the best part of our trip. Alvin picked up up promptly at 2:45 am as promised. After a short ride, we went to Mountain Riders office where we met up with the rest of the groups, were provided a jacket and gloves, coffee, snacks and a brief description of what to expect. We loaded into a larger bus with the rest of the group and headed to the top of Haleakala. I have never seen so many beautiful stars, meteors and satellites floating in the night sky before! The views were amazing and you could almost forget that the temperatures were hovering around 35 degrees. Yes... It is cold up there, so dress appropriately. Long pants, sweaters, layers.... are needed. After watching the amazing sunrise, we began our 26.2 mile trek down Haleakala on bikes. You do stop several times on the way down the hills and thankfully, the brakes are very good on the bikes and helmets are provided for safety. Amazing trip and very thankful that we booked through Mountain Riders. Just a few things to be aware of: 1. It is VERY cold at the top of Haleakala. You are over 7,000 feet above sea level. 2. Make sure you grab a spot near the metal fence area way before sunrise so that you get a full, unobstructed view. 3. Our tour guides were great. They were funny, kept us moving and walked us through the entire process, but they don't do this for free. They work for tips just like everyone else on the island and they are not shy about suggesting the amount of tip they feel is needed. Some people were taken aback by the approach, but we were already planning on tipping since we did everywhere else on the island, so it wasn't a surprise that they would like to be tipped. Just surprised that they stated how much they thought we should be tipping. It isn't a cheap trip to take, but it is worth every penny to watch the sunrise. Absolutely magnificent and breathtaking.
The experience was once in a lifetime. It was cold and wet when we started cycling but that didn't matter, bright sunshine burst out in the last section of the bike ride. The instructor and driver were excellent, competent and made the day amazing.
A great experience that everyone should do while in Hawaii. Our guide was knowledgeable and very funny made 3 am bus ride not seem so bad. He also was very helpful biking down the hill.
The tour was definitely worth getting up early for. The tour description mentions the sunrise and the bike ride but it doesn't mention the amazing starlit sky that you see when you get up on top there pre-dawn. Once you see it you'll understand why they place observatories in the middle of the Pacific on top of dormant volcanoes. No lights and not pollution. It is simply incredible!
The sunrise was magnificent. It is cold on top and they provide you with a wind jacket and pants. However, if you have another jacket and hats/gloves - bring them.
The bike ride down was exciting. The tour guide Bobby stressed safety and his instructions and the quality bike equipment made the day very safe. The group is small and he placed the riders with concerns up near him. It went well for everyone.
Bobby is a great guide. His personality, jokes and engagement with everyone made the day fun. We learned a lot Hawaii and the island and quite a bit about Kentucky hillbillies in general.
This is a tour worth taking.
A must do when in Maui. For someone who had not been on a bike in 20 years, it was an awesome experience. Our guide, Bob, was very funny. The 26 miles is all downhill, so there is no pedaling. The first 19 miles are all turns, so be prepared. This tour provides the heavy jacket, pants, and gloves to wear while you are on top of Haleakala waiting for the sunrise.
This tour was AWESOME!! The staff were very knowledgeable, organized, and prioritized safety. The bike ride was a true thril with amazing scenery. The only disappointment was the rain that cut our trip short. I would highly recommend to anyone going to Maui that likes a little adventure and beauty.
Probably the most beautiful tour on the island and these guys have it down to a science on getting you where you need to be on time. Awesome bike ride and its all down hill. You should still have some decent skills on a bicycle when you do this. My daughter was uncomfortable riding down so she rode the bus down with us as we went. The bus and the riders stay together And there are plenty of stops as you go.
Amazing experience. One of only two bike rides that go all the way from the top to the beach...mountain riders.... Others stop part way down...we lucked out without knowing that! The guides are experienced doing this exact excursion for more than twenty years for one, and thirty for the other. Safety is stressed through out and you feel confident you'll be okay! The morning is early but doable. Bring warm clothes in layers...you take them off as you descend as it's about 35f at the top and 80f at the bottom. You can't go wrong. Probably one of the coolest life experiences I've ever had. Oh and did I mention it's a rush going down a volcano! Thanks to mountain riders!
Great! We had a little bit of clouds but it was an awesome sunrise. when they tell you to dress warm THEY MEAN IT! Don't think Hawaii warm. It was freezing. It would have been great if the little gift shop up top opened at 2 AM also Had an AWESOME time!