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.
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.