UPDATED 2023: Description of activity subject to change without notice due to new limitations and updated capacities. Thank you.
- November-December 15: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Closed Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday)
- December 17-Onward: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (closed Sundays)
- Tour Times: 9:30 AM
- Duration: 5 Hours 30 Minutes
For those who have already experienced Haleakala National Park or prefer to just go cruising down the slopes and switchbacks of the mountain (TWICE!), our Express Tour is the best bet. Guests begin their self-guided tour from the 6,500-ft. level just outside of the National Park entrance.
- Vehicle tour to 6,500 ft elevation outside of park
- Part 1: Bike down the world-famous “Fabulous 29” switchbacks, twice!
- Meet tour van for an upcountry scenic tour
- Part 2: Bike from Makawao back to bike Maui base
- KONA® mountain bikes: Designed for downhill biking with hydraulic disc brakes
- DAKINE® backpacks
- Helly Hansen® rain gear
- Bell® helmets
- Map and directions
Recommendation/What to Bring:
- Closed-toe shoes
- Layered clothing
- Sweatshirt or jacket
- Sweatpants or jeans (comfortable, no bell bottoms)
- A knit cap or hat
- Sunglasses or regular prescription glasses
- Day pack (to store belongings in the vehicle)
- Small snacks
ALL BIKE RIDERS MUST
- Understand and acknowledge the risks involved in such an activity and sign a risk acknowledgment form before riding
- Be 15 years old or older
- Have recent bike riding experience
- Be over 4’10” tall
- Be physically capable of enduring this outdoor activity
- Be free of any medications that may cause drowsiness
- Not be pregnant
- Not weigh over 300 lbs
- Wear closed-toe shoes
Location: Bike Maui Headquarters
Address: 810 Haiku Road #120, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/CtvGo1fnoEcvjJLC6
Check-in: Same as tour time.
Parking: is FREE
Groups of more than 6 participants must book a GUIDED Bike Tour.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK
Haleakala Bike Company dba Bike Maui is the only bike company to hold a concession contract with the National Park Service, allowing them to provide tours of Haleakalā National Park. Entrance into Haleakala National park is included. So that means you do get a trip to the very Summit of Haleakala, where you will have a chance to see the crater and visit Haleakala National Park Visitors Center at the Summit. See our Maui bike tours.
The Summit of Haleakala is at 10,000ft. and it’s said that you lose 3 degrees per 1,000 ft. you climb so at that elevation it will always be chilly. For the Sunrise hours it can even be freezing. Sunrise temperatures can get into the 30s and if during our Day trips, temperatures will be approximately in the 60s. The summit however will have a different temperature than the base of Haleakala which would be in the 80s when you finish.
HOW TO DRESS
Dress appropriately for the cold weather at the summit. While we provide rain gear for the summit, most people are more comfortable with a few extra layers. A sweatshirt and long pants are recommended. But you’ll want to have some layers under that. That will keep you warm at the summit, but allow you to shed your layers as you make your way down the mountain and encounter warmer temperatures.
Items we recommend to keep you comfortable throughout the tour:
- Long Pants
- Fleece Vest
- Closed-toe shoes
- Sunglasses or Prescription Eyewear
- Coming from the South side of Maui Wailea/Makena it should take about an hour to get to Haiku.
- From Kihei, 45 minutes.
- On the West side, from Lahaina it’s about a 1 hours drive.
- From Kaanapali 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- From Kapalua 1 hour 30 minutes.