Haleakala Express Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui

4.5 (23)
Haiku, US
4.5 (23)
Haiku, US
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Experience the thrill of biking down the volcano with the Haleakala Express Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui. This tour offers the heart-pounding excitement of the world-renowned "Fabulous 29 switchbacks". And the best part? You get to experience this exhilarating part of the ride not just once, but twice! Although this tour doesn't take you to Haleakala National Park, it still offers an epic 15-mile bike ride with knowledgeable NAI certified guides. Along the way, you'll make a stop in the historic Upcountry town of Makawao before continuing to Haiku. With KONA mountain bikes, DAKINE backpacks, Helly Hansen rain gear, and Bell helmets provided, you'll have everything you need for a safe and thrilling adventure. Don't miss out on this incredible biking experience - book your spot now!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Guided bike tour down the volcano
  • Experience the "Fabulous 29 switchbacks" twice
  • 15-mile epic guided bike ride
  • Visit the historic Upcountry town of Makawao
  • Stop in the beautiful town of Haiku
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bell helmets
  • Custom kona mountain bikes
  • Professional bike guide
  • Dakine backpacks
  • Helly hanson windbreaker suit top & bottom
  • Gratuities

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Experience the ultimate biking thrill on the Haleakala Express Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui. This tour is perfect for adventure enthusiasts who want to explore the world-renowned "Fabulous 29 switchbacks" while biking down the volcano. Although it doesn't visit Haleakala National Park, it offers the same epic guided 15-mile bike ride, with the chance to explore the historic Upcountry town of Makawao and continue on to Haiku.

What to Expect?

Get ready for an exhilarating ride down the heart of the volcano, featuring the famous "Fabulous 29 switchbacks" route. This tour provides not just one, but two opportunities to experience this thrilling section of the bike ride. You'll also have the chance to explore the charming town of Makawao and continue the adventure to Haiku. Along the way, enjoy stunning views, picturesque landscapes, and the opportunity to capture incredible photos.

Who is this for?

The Haleakala Express Guided Bike Tour is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and cycling enthusiasts looking for a unique biking experience. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a biking novice, this tour caters to all skill levels. It's an unforgettable experience for anyone wanting to explore the breathtaking beauty of Maui in a thrilling and active way.

Why Book This?

Embark on this guided bike tour to discover the heart-pounding adrenaline rush of biking down the "Fabulous 29 switchbacks" in the spectacular surroundings of Maui. Bike Maui ensures your safety and provides NAI certified guides, top-quality KONA mountain bikes, DAKINE backpacks, Helly Hansen rain gear, and Bell helmets. With their expertise and attention to detail, you'll have a seamless and exhilarating biking adventure.

Good to Know

Before embarking on this tour, please note that there is no hotel pick-up option. You'll meet at 810 Haiku Rd, Haiku, HI 96708. Make sure to wear closed-toe shoes, bring a sweatshirt or jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, phone/camera, small snacks, and water. The tour has certain restrictions, such as being 12 years old or older, having recent bike riding experience, and being physically capable of enduring the outdoor activity. It's essential to review all the restrictions and requirements before booking.


Customers have praised the Haleakala Express Guided Bike Tour for its exhilarating downhill biking experience and breathtaking scenery. Many have found the "Fabulous 29 switchbacks" to be the highlight of the ride and appreciate having two opportunities to enjoy this thrilling section. The knowledgeable and friendly guides ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure. Overall, participants rave about the incredible views, unforgettable memories, and the unique perspective this bike tour provides.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking



4.5 (23)


Not knowing quite what to expect in a downhill guided tour, the company does a lot to prepare you at the offices with a safety video and with a lot of pre-amble instruction on the van ride up to the top of Haleakala. We went in early January 2023 and wore pants, long sleeved shirt, runners. I brought my purse but left it in the van. In retrospect I would wear bike shorts and long sleeved shirt and short sleeved shirt underneath. You don't need anything else except your phone for some photos and a credit card for some lunch. The cycling is quite nerve-racking at first (maybe the first 3 to 5 mins. since I was not prepared for how fast we went. Once I got used to the excellent brakes and turned my head for turns and stayed in the lane by looking ahead a few metres, I was comfortable. We stopped a few times for traffic to pass us and a few times for some scenery. We had 3 hills to climb - two were on foot. They weren't difficult. We ate at the Ohana Island Grindz halfway down for lunch break (45 min.) - recommend the ramen soup and the awesome cheese burger. We checked in around 9:30, started the ride around 10:30 and were done by 2:30pm. Would do this again and likely do it guided again, since the van followed us and held the traffic back making me feel safer.


The whole experience was great! We really enjoyed ourselves. The drive up to the crater was super easy and enjoyable. Marlin made it a great experience and made us forget it was so early in the morning. He shared insightful information and shared some cool photo spots. The bike tour was fun. Sarah provided some awesome recommendations for along the tour and in Maui in general. We would've loved to be in our separate group for the guided bike tour. We were grouped with less confident riders which made the experience slower, and less fun/thrilling than expected. We would definitely recommend this experience ... The reviews don't lie about it being cold! Take warm clothes!


Family of 5 ages 61-18 years old and everyone had a great time. Very unique opportunity to experience this area, including the smell of the eucalyptus forest - wow! The guide information was all spot on and we stopped at the farm stand and the Kula lodge for a lunch break (gorgeous outside seating). Most people were whipping by us and perhaps missing some of the experience. Suggest taking your time, this is not a race, and enjoying especially the first halve of the ride before you run into traffic. Bikes are great, they offer back packs and rain gear to borrow. Would definitely do it again.


We took a similar bike tour several years ago but, with a different operator and with a much better overall experience. While Bike Maui's equipment was in good condition (bikes & brakes and helmets), the actual guided tour experience was just average. The van driver spent more time talking about himself and telling stories about bike accidents and car accidents on the road we would be traveling than he did about the volcano, area details, etc. He raised the level of nervousness of several of the inexperienced bike riders with his diatribe. The actual downhill bike ride seemed to be focused on getting to the end quickly moreso than stopping to enjoy the scenery, taking pictures, talking about the local history, etc. One benefit of the guided tour was having the van travel behind the group that tended to block the traffic for a safer rider. If I returned again I would do the self-guided tour so I could travel at my own pace.

Donald L

The ride was fun, with a stop for photos, a stop to shed a layer of garments, and a stop for lunch. The package included a trip to the summit to view the crater, along with a unique photo that made me look like I was skydiving. Our driver, Kimo, was very entertaining, while our 70 year old bike leader Tim was very competent and funny. The only bobble was in the scheduling department, who called me the day before to ask me to shift a day as I was the only person scheduled. That turned out to be because they had mistakenly moved a group of 8 off my day. That group protested and was restored to my original day, at which point they called me back and asked me to move back to my original schedule.


This was by far my favorite activity we did on our vacation. The guide to Haleakala state park was hilarious and informative and we got some stunning pictures thanks to him. The down hill ride was well paced by the guide and again we got stunning pictures. It was a great half day excursion. I would highly recommend the tour. Hands down I would do it again if we go back to Maui.


Great day for family (3 teenager/early 20 year old kids). Our driver (Coach) was entertaining, knowledgeable, and shared many interesting personal stories. Our guide for the bike ride was very helpful-he gave some of our family members enough confidence in their ride skills that we were able to go much faster and have more fun than we would have if we had been self-guided. Highly recommend.


My son, son in law and I did the morning self guided tour. Great experience and would do it again. Informative bus ride up the volcano. We liked the self guided tour since we could go at our own pace, which was quite fast. We made it from the drop off point back to Haiku in about 1.5 hrs. The bikes were in great shape. Not too many cars so we felt very safe coming down the hill. Highly recommend.


Excellent day cruising down the Volcano. The bikes were in Excellent condition. The safety briefing was very thorough. There's 3 very short sections (around 50-100yrds each) where you have to pedal. Or you can choose to just jump off and walk a little. This excursion is worth every penny!


We were actually very disappointed in our experience. We enjoyed the tour but were told last minute we could not be picked up even though we paid for pickup. We were told getting an Uber to and from the bike shop would be an easy process. It cost us 180$ and getting a Lyft out of there took us an hour. I even asked the bike rental shop for help securing a cab. She handed me a phone number that did not work. Very sad with how guests are treated. We will not be recommending this company to any of our friends or family vacationing in Maui.
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2024-07-23 21:03