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$248.96 Walking & Biking Tours

Maui Haleakala Volcano Sunrise Guided Bike Tour to Paia Bay

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.

$120 Tours & Sightseeing

Mountain Riders Predawn-Morning Bike Tour (from 6,500' to Sea-level)

Your tour begins with pickup in the very early morning from hotels in the Maui resort areas such as Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua for the drive up to our office/baseyard where we will start you off with a hot or cold beverage and a snack. From our Office, we will transport you to the 6,500' level and your tour guide will provide you with the history of Haleakala, its geology, and the rare plants and animals found only on Maui. Watch the predawn colors from this location, and then you'll be fitted with a bicycle and helmet to start your guided bike ride.  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.

$155 Day Trips & Excursions

Haleakala Sunrise Bicycle Tour

Guests can enjoy this experience in an active way. Bike 26 miles (42 km) from the 6,500′ all the way down to the ocean at Paia town. Tour begins with pickup in the early morning from hotels in the Maui resort areas such as Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua for the drive up to our office/baseyard where we will start guests off with a hot or cold beverage and a snack. From our Office, we will transport guests to the 6,500′ level and your tour guide will provide you with the history of Haleakala, its geology, and the rare plants and animals found only on Maui. Watch the predawn colors from this location, and then you’ll be fitted with a bicycle and helmet to start your guided bike ride. Coast 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 town.

$120 Day Trips & Excursions

Haleakala Mid-day Bicycle Tour

The Haleakala Downhill Maui mid Day Bike Tour begins with your free Wailea, Kaanapali etc. hotel and cruise ship pick-up at about 7am. We then return to our Maui  Mountain Cruiers Maui bike tour base, , free coffee, juice, snacks and begin our guided van tour of Maui to Haleakala. Our Maui Mountain Cruisers bike tour Guides will provide clients with an extensive history of Haleakala  its geology and an explanation of the rare plants and animals only found on Maui.  There clients are expertly fitted to their bicycles, given helmets and begin their 26-mile bike ride down the slopes of Haleakala , continuing thru the switchbacks of Haleakala Ranch the upcountry town of Kula, Makawao and ending at the beachside town of Paia. Along the way the Maui day bike tour stops Makawao or Paia for a NO-HOST lunch. In addition to free round trip transportation, beverages and snacks. We also supply jacket, gloves, helmet and state of the art Volcano Chrome Cruiser Bikes.

$79.95 Day Trips & Excursions

Haleakala Express Bike Tour

The Maui Mountain Cruisers Haleakala Express Maui bike tour is the longest unguided bicycle tour on the island (approx 26 miles). A guided van tour takes you to Haleakala and from there, you enjoy the freedom of biking Maui at your own pace!If your looking for value and independence on your self paced Maui bike tour. We at Maui Mountain Cruisers have for you our “Maui Express Bike Tour”. This is the longest self paced bike ride on Maui, approximately 26 miles.The Maui Express Bike Tour begins with a guided van tour from our office in Paia in route to  Haleakala. You will begin your self paced  downhill through Haleakala Ranch, Kula, Makawao and finishing at our office in Paia located on the Northshore of Maui.

$372.28 Day Trips & Excursions

Haleakala National Park and Beyond: Small-Group Luxury Tour by Air and Land

After early morning pickup from your Maui hotel, relax aboard a luxury minivan as you travel to the airport for your 30-minute helicopter flight. Your expert pilot welcomes your small group aboard the deluxe, 6-seater helicopter and details the sights that you see as you head southeast to Haleakala National Park. Listen via a two-way radio communications system that also allows you to ask any questions. When you reach the park, fly over Mt Haleakala to marvel at the crater, which measures 7 miles (11.25 km) across, 2 miles wide (3.2 km) and nearly 2,600 feet (800 meters) deep. As you soar over Maui’s natural wonders, enjoy amazing views of the volcanic landscape and sparkling ocean. Back on the ground, reboard your limo-van and tour to Paia for a no-host breakfast at a popular restaurant (see Itinerary for sample menu). Then follow your guide through town to Ho’okipa beach, famous for windsurfing. Next, continue by road to Makawao, a rustic paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) town with an eclectic collection of shops. Enjoy about an hour to explore the boutiques and art galleries such as Viewpoints Gallery. Tour about 20 minutes up the slopes of Mount Haleakala, taking in the gorgeous scenery as your guide talks about the history and geology of Hawaii. Stop at Surfing Goat Dairy for a tasting of their award-winning goat cheeses, then meet the goats and glimpse the dairy’s operations during a 20-minute walking tour. Go next door to Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery where you sit down for an alfresco 3-course lunch. Following your meal, tour the property and learn about its sustainable farming and green manufacturing processes. Soak in great views as you stroll past organic sugar cane fields and gardens, then wrap up your visit with a vodka tasting at the distillery. After a day of exploring Maui's delights, your guide returns you to your hotel where your tour ends.