Maui Downhill – All Volcano Biking Tours
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Maui Downhill is the pioneer of Maui bike tours. Established in 1984 they have guided over 500,000 visitors on Haleakala bike rides. Maui Downhill biking on Maui has traveled more than 11,000,000 miles on custom-built bicycles from the summit of Haleakala to the sea in Paia. Each guide is Hawaii certified to be able to tour a Maui volcano bike tour. With a variety of biking in Maui tours available, you can choose from a Sunrise Tour, a Mid-Day Tour, or a Winery Tour. The goal of Maui Downhill is to provide a memorable, safe experience for each guest. Your journey from the lunar like landscape of Haleakala Crater through the eucalyptus groves upcountry down to Makawao will be long remembered as a unique Maui adventure. At one-time Maui Downhill used to end their Maui bike rides in Paia. The road conditions along Baldwin Avenue from Makawao to Paia raised a level of concern for Maui Downhill. To help reduce the risk of accidents, Maui Downhill shortened the ride to end on the outskirts of Makawao in Pukalani.
Helmets, gloves and windbreaker outfits are provided to each guest by Maui Downhill. People ask us what the age and height guidelines have to do with riding a bike. In quite a few cases children in the family are better bike riders than their parents. The age requirement is all about the insurance policy the company has that is required by the State of Hawaii. The height is associated with the ability to adjust the seat for the pedals. If you would like us to assist you with making your reservations or you have questions, please give us a call at 855-268-0387.
THINGS TO KNOW:
Advance Reservations Required!
If you have any questions regarding Maui Downhill, please give us a call at 866-268-0387.
None of the rides end in Paia at sea level. Tour stops in Pukalani.
The Winery Tour does not include resort pick-up. You meet at the Maui Downhill base yard in Kahului.
Competent riders – please, no beginners
No expecting mothers can ride a bike
Minimum 12 years of age
5 feet tall guideline height
Wear close-toed rubber soled shoes
Maximum weight for bike rider is 280 lbs.
No Riders may participate with medical conditions that would adversely affect them during the activity
Riders must sign acknowledgement of risk & safety form
Terms & Conditions:
Weather related cancellations by Maui Downhill are 100% refundable.
Wear warm clothing in layers
Bring your camera.
Bring cash for incidentals, food and beverage
In most cases there is a no-host meal stop in either Makawao or at the Lavender Farm in Kula on Crater Road. You should bring cash or a credit card to purchase food and beverage.
As the sun rises the shadows spread across the slopes of Haleakala presenting a mysterious landscape like no other. As the color of the horizons changes from the darkness of night into a fabulous array of orange, yellow and red you will begin to understand the spiritual history of Haleakala. Take your dreams a little further biking down Haleakala.
This tour is currently unavailable.
Hotel & condo pick-up in included for Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday.
Closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.
Advance Reservations Required
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Times vary per tour.
The Winery & First Light tours meet at the Maui Downhill’s base yard.
Total Duration: Between 7-9 hours
So, the details we received about this tour (sunrise at Haleakala and downhill biking) stated that there would be continental breakfast. I wasn't sure how they planned to pull this off because you get on your shuttle bus at 2am. So, their idea of continental breakfast is plastic wrapped raisin "danish" and coffee. Yep, that's it and if your shuttle is last to arrive, you might not see any danish if you're not first in line.
The details said we would ride to the ocean and then go to lunch (pay on our own). Haleakala National Park no loner allows for riding downhill inside the park (no biggie), but we definitely didn't ride to the ocean or even close. Not such a big deal if it's stated that way.
So, the next thing is.. How do you feel about lunch at 10:30-11:00 am? It was a bit early and it was from a food truck. No problem with food trucks, just not quite what we imagine along with the not making it a ride to the ocean.
Sunrise was fabulous, the riding was great, the clouds were uncooperative on the ride, but didn't take away from the experience.
Go to enjoy the scenery, but don't expect the details to live up to the brochure, or perhaps choose a different company.
Did this with my whole family and it was a blast! The staff prioritized safety, and made sure everyone was comfortable. If you have not been on a bike in years, I advise against it as things can move pretty quick. Best part, you don't pedal.
Great tour! Staff was very professional, friendly and safe; we had a great time with this company. The sunrise view is stunning and the bike ride afterwards is fun and gives a good view of the island. I would recommend their sunrise tour to anyone who is up for a morning adventure.
Maybe this tour wasn't for my husband and I, but the best part of this excursion was the friendly staff members. They picked us up at 2:30am at our hotel and brought us back to their main shop before the trip up Haleakala. There was a lot of wasted time and it felt completely unnecessary to have such an early start to the day, being that sunrise was not until ~5:45. There were a few more unnecessary stops (walk around, bathroom breaks, etc), though the driver was very informative. The bikes were old and very basic, almost to the point where I felt uncomfortable riding them, since you go up to 25mph down the mountain. At the end of the tour, they take you to a food truck. Though I would've preferred to not have this extra stop (~45 minutes) added to the end, the food was fantastic. The crew members also frequently brought up tipping, and even mentioned how much to tip. To me, this was in poor taste, though I understand people can be cheap when it comes to gratuity.
To summarize: the scenery on the way downhill wasn't spectacular, and I didn't like that I wasn't able to take my time while riding. They really made you stay in a single file line and you had to go as fast as the person in front of you, so if you don't feel very comfortable riding at a fast speed on an old bike with squeaky brakes, you likely will have to ride in the van with the crew. I definitely don't think it was worth the money and I would suggest that anyone visiting Hawaii should rent a car and drive to the top of Haleakala for sunrise on your own time.
Ready at 2:55 AM for a 3:00AM pick up. And guess what? No one showed. And no one answered the phone. Unfortunately I cannot comment on the view which I understand is phenomenal but the service is abysmal.