Haleakala Express Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cycle down Haleakala, Maui’s largest volcano, during this self-guided bike excursion. Explore at your own pace during this 23-mile downhill bike ride. Meet your driver in the North Shore town of Haiku for transportation to the top of Haleakala and admire the best views on Maui. Begin cycling at 6,500 feet in elevation, and cruise down mountain switchbacks during the ride. Stop for photographs, a casual lunch, and explore the historic town of Makawao at your leisure.
  • Cycle down Haleakala Volcano at your own pace
  • Ride for 23 scenic downhill miles to the town of Haiku
  • Explore at your leisure and stop for photographs
  • Transportation to the top of Haleakala included

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Helly Hansen Windbreaker Top & Bottom
  • Bell Helmet
  • Custom Kona Mountain Bike
  • Da Kine Backpack
  • Gratuities
  • Please bring you own Water and Snacks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 810 Haiku Rd
    810 Haiku Rd, Haiku, HI 96708, USA

    ***PLEASE NOTE THAT NO HOTEL PICK UP OFFERED Please meet at 810 Haiku Rd, Haiku, HI 96708

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We do not offer hotel pickup, but transportation from our base of operations to the National Park is included
  • Minimum Height for Bikers is 4'10"
  • Minimum Age for Bikers is 15 years old
  • Must have recent biking experience
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 96 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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Featured review
This was a wonderful father, teenage son adventure. The views were amazing and weather was perfect. The ride up in van was very informative.
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Not what it used to be
Tom_K, Mar 2023
Guide was great and equipment was adequate. I have done this trip before and then we could go all the way top to bottom. Unfortunately government and neighborhood pressures have made the trip less interesting and fun
Big shuttle section in middle of ride (and staff needing customer service training)
David_S, Mar 2023
Unfortunately the young woman at the front desk left a bad first impression. When we entered the shop she was talking on her cell phone in an obvious personal conversation which went on for an additional 5 minutes before even acknowledging her customers (we were the only ones in the shop and only feet from the front desk.). The trip has also been modified as of February 1, 2023 so that a large portion of the middle of the ride has been converted to a bike shuttle in a van due to recent ordinances by local governments prohibiting bike tours on their streets. This is unfortunate because it eliminates such a large part of the ride (after the exciting Haleakala park section) yet costs the self-guided tour operators to provide staff & van service. Because of these factors I can’t recommend this ride at the current price (but understand it is costing the operators even more.)
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you so much for your review. We apologize for the service you received upon check in. This is completely unacceptable and not to our standards, and will be addressed accordingly. We are also sorry, though out of our control, about the recent changes. We will continue to provide the best product and service we can under these unfortunate regulations, and appreciate your understanding and concern.
Not worth the money.
Tina_L, Feb 2023
The staff were very nice but the ride nothing like website promised. We missed nine miles of the ride due to new city ordinance not allowing us to ride through Kulua. Half of the ride was removed. We were not offered any discount for this inconvenience.
OK experience but would not recommend
Steven_L, Feb 2023
The guide on the bus was great, the upper views were wonderful but the middle piece missing was a huge disappointment and the time through town after check in was in eventful, just like riding through town with traffic and nothing really to see.
Marty_C, Feb 2023
We had a great time. Great tour guide. We would do this again. The bikes were in good condition and everyone was very helpful.
Not as advertised!
David_D, Feb 2023
Not as advertised. We had to reload onto bus for 9 miles (40%) of the ride. Had to make constant “safety” stops. This was not a self guided tour at all. Completely disappointed.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Unfortunately due to community concerns leading to recently implemented government ordinance Feb 1, 2023, the ride was modified to not bike through the kula residential areas. This is due to safety concerns of the bikers and local traffic. We have made attempts to inform our guests about these changes.
A Trip Highlight
Robert_G, Jan 2023
The guides, Dan and Tim were great. They made the drive up to the top very enjoyable. Self guided trip down the mountain was exciting. Had lunch in Mackawao. Will recommend to friends.
22 miles, mostly downhill
jim_p, Dec 2022
Very good weather. On our drive up to the start of the ride, Kimo, our driver, provided a lot of local info on that portion of the Island as well as some of his personal stories. Having bikes with disk brakes is a must!
The comedy act on the...
joe_m, Dec 2022
The comedy act on the ride up was entertaining and informative. Great job! Unfortunately, the clouds rolled in, obstructing the view.
Haleakala bike ride with my son
Nick_Z, Nov 2022
Dan made the drive up great. Very fun & knowledgeable guy. This was a great ride with my 15 year old son.
Beautiful Glide Down Haleakala
Cindy_K, Nov 2022
Excellent driver, Nokum, and tour guide, Tim. Loved the non-pressure of a self-guided trip. Received great instructions of how to get back to bike shop. Weather was beautiful! Had not been on a bike for at least 5 years and was surprisingly comfortable getting back on saddle.
Great through and through
Steven_M, Nov 2022
The bike ride down was shorter than I thought it would be but thrilling nonetheless. The ride up was seemingly the treasure of it with our guide Nico - this man is a treasure to Hawaii and an awesome person for this world. Loved the adventure - adored the trip up with Nico!
Do it!
Tina_G, Oct 2022
Tour guide was funny, gave interesting info about the area and set a good vibe for the long road down!
Self guided ride
Meugniot_D, Oct 2022
Beautiful day for a bike ride! Daniel was a fantastic tour guide up the mountain. He prepared us for our ride and made sure we were ready for the road. Fun time with amazing views!!!!
A rush of a ride!
Jean_B, Oct 2022
Great excitement flying down that route! Fun to see a pheasant and some cool plants along the way! Great quality bikes/helmets made us feel very safe on this adventure!
Well organized trip and...
Drew_D, Sep 2022
Well organized trip and friendly staff. Breathtaking views with a funny and knowledgeable guide. Tim was great!
The downhill ride was a...
Loraine_C, Sep 2022
The downhill ride was a kick. Great fun, safe and beautiful. Both guides were knowledgeable and sociable.
Great fun with the wind whistling past your helmet.
Geoffrey_I, Aug 2022
Awesome bike ride. We opted to do the “scream down the mountain” version which was a total blast. Plus, our bus driver was an amazing storyteller. Full of history of the island. An unexpected treat.
Awesome ride down.
Darren_o, Aug 2022
Awesome ride down the volcano. Kimo was an excellent guide.thank you for the poke recommendation it was so good. Bikes and gear were top notch. Their team is all about safety. Never felt in danger or lost the whole way down. Quick tips - take your time going down. It goes a lot faster than you think. Layers are good when your at 6000ft. The rain will happen but you dry off really quick. Enjoy.
Beautiful and fun
SusannaLK_A, Jul 2022
The bike ride down the volcano was fun, we had perfect weather. Our guide Kimo was great. He was knowledgeable about plants and trees that he pointed out while we drove up. He stopped to take great family pictures, and gave us directions for getting down safely. He clearly loves what he does and wanted to make sure we all had a good time. And we did!😀 Thanks!