One of the most popular activities in Maui is the Haleaka Downhill. The Bike Tours in Kahului take advantage of their close proximity to Mt. Haleakala and offer sunrise tours there. There are sunrise tours and day tours. Seeing the sunrise in Haleakala is quite a memorable experience. Seeing the stars in the black sky early in the morning and watching the sky change from murky orange to bright yellow then blue is a scene not everyone sees. After the sunrise, the Haleakala Crater will be visible. You will be treated to a sight that is out of this world. Looking at the crater is like looking at the surface of the moon.

After taking in the sights the guides will take you to the 6,500 feet elevation, just outside the park. There they will give you a comprehensive safety briefing. They will teach you about Hawaii’s bicycle safety regulations and the tour guidelines. You will then start your descent down the slopes of Mt. Haleakala. The guide will be your lead biker and the van you came in with will be the chase van. They will make sure that you are safe for the duration of the tour. There will be designated stops along the way for you to rest a bit and take pictures.

There are also unguided tours that will start out the same as the guided ones. The only difference is after the briefing, you will be given maps and you will make the descent down the Haleakala Highway by yourself. You will be able to stop whenever you want to and cycle at your own pace. You can just meet up the with the staff at their shop or another predetermined place. Always remember to exercise caution when doing this type of activity. Always be careful in turns and always give the right of way for cars going down or up the road.

Here is a list of the different options for Bike Tours in Kahului.


Jeremy Stice is the Author of the Maui Real Estate Guidebook.

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