Biking and Cycling on Maui
Bicycle enthusiasts should be thrilled with Maui, but the few flaws
might flatten your spirits as well as your tires. The
countryside is great, the weather is perfect,
but the roads are heavily trafficked and the most interesting ones are
narrow and have bad shoulders. Peddling to Hana will give you an
up-close personal experience, but for bicycle safety this road is one
of the worst. Haleakala is stupendous, but with a rise of more
than 10,000 feet in less than 40 miles, it is considered one of the
most grueling rides in the world. Cycling on Maui as
your primary means of transportation is not for the neophyte; because
of safety considerations and the tough rides, only experienced riders
should consider it.
Mountain biking is another story altogether! Rental bikes cannot be
ridden on the hiking trails of Haleakala, but you can ride up to the
park if you're a masochist. There are quite a variety of other
excellent trails available too. The most popular activity is to
downhill from the top of Haleakala, but the rides from PoliPoli
Park, Skyline Trail, the
Forest Reserve, and
Waiakoa Trail are excellent, and there are many others as well.
Check out the Maui County Bicycle Map at the local bike shops for
trails and information.
rental mountain bike will set you back about $30/day or $17/day for a
street bike. The links in the table below will help you find a bike,
find a tour, and give you all kinds of information about bicycling on
Maui. If you find a tour or rental company you like, check out
our Discounts and Bargains
page to save a little (or a lot!) of money! The links at the
right side of the page will help you save money on your tour as well.
Our recommended tour provider is
Maui Downhill Mountain Biking Tours
Bike Haleakala Maui with the experts at Maui Downhill. From
the summit to the sea, you’ll be amazed at the diverse beauty – the
barren lunar landscape of Haleakala’s summit, eucalyptus forests, protea
and flower farms, and more!
Mountain Riders Mountain Biking Tours
Experience the thrill of a Haleakala mountain bike tour with
Mountain Riders – simply the best mountain bike tour on Maui! Enjoy
breathtaking scenery as you mountain bike down Haleakala on a smooth