Maui Haleakala Sunrise Downhill Bike Tour with Mountain Riders Rated #1

4.2 (231)
Paia, US
4.2 (231)
Paia, US
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Experience the breathtaking beauty of Maui with the Maui Haleakala Sunrise Downhill Bike Tour. Rated #1 by Mountain Riders, this tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the majestic sunrise from the summit of Haleakala National Park, followed by an exhilarating 26-mile downhill bike ride to the charming seaside town of Paia. Immerse yourself in the enchanting upcountry towns of Makawao and Kula, with their picturesque landscapes and vibrant Jacaranda trees in bloom. As you descend from the volcanic summit, prepare to be captivated by the expansive moon-like craters and the ever-changing microclimates. This is a once-in-a-lifetime journey that will leave you with unforgettable memories of the beauty and charm of Maui. Join us at our office in Makawao and let us take you on an adventure you'll never forget.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-13 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Watch the majestic sunrise from Haleakala Crater
  • Experience a one-of-a-kind journey downhill biking
  • Explore the charming and scenic towns of Makawao and Kula
  • Visit the historic Makawao Town with its shops and eateries
  • Enjoy the amazing scenic outlooks while descending Haleakala Crater
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Use of helmet and chrome cruiser bike
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

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Explore the breathtaking beauty of Maui with the captivating Maui Haleakala Sunrise Downhill Bike Tour. This tour has been rated number one among adventurers for over 30 years and promises an unforgettable experience. Begin your day by ascending to the summit of Haleakala National Park, where you'll witness the awe-inspiring sunrise. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing sight of colorful craters and feel the enchantment of the vast volcanic summit.

What to expect?

Embark on a 26-mile thrilling downhill bike ride from the park to the picturesque seaside town of Paia. Feel the wind in your hair as you journey through Maui's upcountry towns of Makawao and Kula. Enjoy the charming and scenic landscapes while engaging in an active adventure like no other. This tour offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the island and feel the adrenaline rush as you cruise down the slopes.

Who is this for?

This tour caters to individuals seeking an exhilarating and extraordinary experience in the heart of Maui. It is perfect for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and those who want to explore the island's beauty in a unique way. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, this tour welcomes everyone to witness the wonders of Haleakala National Park and indulge in an unforgettable biking adventure.

Why book this?

Experience the magic of watching a majestic sunrise from the summit of Haleakala volcano, surrounded by moon-like craters. Take in the panoramic views of the island and create memories that will last a lifetime. The downhill bike ride from the park to Paia offers an incredible opportunity to witness the changing landscapes, from upcountry towns to stunning coastal views. This tour ensures a thrilling adventure with professional guides who prioritize your safety and provide fascinating insights into the island's history and culture.

Good to know

Guests are required to arrange their transportation to the Mountain Riders office at 886 Haliimaile Ave, Makawao, HI. The tour's total duration is 480 minutes, and the return point is the original departure point. Important highlights include viewing the sunrise from a protected building at Haleakala Crater and exploring historic Makawao Town with its charming shops and eateries. Remember to bring comfortable clothing, sunscreen, and a sense of adventure to make the most of this incredible tour.


Customers rave about the Maui Haleakala Sunrise Downhill Bike Tour, noting the breathtaking views of the sunrise and the exhilarating biking experience. They describe the journey as a perfect blend of adventure and tranquility, with knowledgeable guides providing interesting anecdotes along the way. Travelers highlight how this tour allows them to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Maui and create unforgettable memories. Overall, visitors are consistently delighted with this unique and unforgettable adventure.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Haleakala Crater

view the sunrise from a protected building. Rest rooms are available. Local Hawaiians we welcome the sunrise with a ole or Hawaiian chant.

Admission Included

Mountain Riders

Get ready for their adventure down the crater.

Haleakala National Park

While descending the Haleakala guest may stop at the gift shop located just inside the park gates.

Historic Makawao Town

Quaint town with shops and eateries.


(Pass by)

Seasonal Jacaranda trees in bloom, amazing scenic outlooks and varying micro climates while descending Haleakala Crater.



4.2 (231)


One of the best experiences ever. I loved the sunrise though it was too cold and then the bike ride was amazing. This group were so caring and entertaining, my friends and I had a blast and without a doubt we would do it again. Nani and Joe were the best. Love them


At a time it felt as if why we are subjecting ourselves to the brutality of waking up at 130 AM, bearing super super cold and windy weather, and then biking down empty stomach. But the experience has to be one of the best of all the experiences we have had. It is an early morning but prompt start; it is cold at the top and the winds make it worse (we found a large rock and stood behind it for a long while). If you can have a tripod for a time lapse of the sunrise it is fantastic. The scenery is beautiful. The bike ride down felt like the instructors were well in control. It is more like a skateboarding that a bike ride because you hardly ever pedal or break into a sweat. However you do need to use the brakes quite a bit else you feel out of control. The stop at Paui is a nice one for a much needed breakfast. Overall very very fun experience


Staff was amazing! So helpful and compassionate. Joe especially kept us entertained with his stories! Enjoyed stopping in the little town for breakfast

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Nani, Everett and Joe were amazing!! The early morning is definitely worth the wake up. The guides were fantastic and took all riding abilities into play. Options to stop if uncomfortable were easy. Hauling ass down the hill for the adventure seekers was also GREAT! The information we learned was fun and educational. My only advice…there is no damn coffee anywhere for the first five hours and it’s stupid early so make some and bring it with you. Maybe a pair of gloves. It is cold and I like cold weather.


We booked with this company after the original company we booked with canceled our reservation the day before our excursion because we were the only ones booked in that time slot. This company has older bikes but they seemed to be well maintained. We did the sunrise tour, we were the lucky 50% that got an amazing sunrise. It is not the guides fault if it ends up too cloudy to see a sunrise. It was 35 degrees up there so dress warm. They provided a hooded fleece lined poncho to wrap around yourself while you wait for the sunrise, that was a nice surprise. The ride down the volcano felt safe being able to ride in the middle of the car lane. We liked the guided tour so that we didn’t have to worry about when to ride on the side so cars could pass. The van following us let the lead know and then we would all move over. There isn’t very much vehicle traffic going down the mountain so it was a very nice ride down. I am not a biker by any means, truth be told it had been a few years since I have been on a bike and we are in our 50’s so I was a little nervous but I had a blast. The stop in the little town for a drink or snack was very enjoyable. Make sure you stop in the store that carries the cookies from the Maui Cookie Lady (delicious). You can bring a backpack that you leave on the bus, for water bottles, snacks, and a place to put the clothes you take off as it warms up. Just be prepared to tip half to the bus drivers after they bring you down to the beginning of the biking part and the other half of the tip to the guides at the end of the biking part. We were not prepared to do that so we gave it all at the end and they said they would give the portion to the bus drivers. Everyone we dealt with was kind, funny, and informative.


10/10 recommendation! Had the best time on this trip with such wonderful guides! I was a little worried at first and thought I couldn’t handle the speed or turns, but they make sure you feel comfortable and safe. There’s also the option of riding in the van at anytime. Such a great experience! So glad we did this! Thank you again!


My wife and I had such a wonderful time heading up to Haleakala with Aleeka followed by the downhill bike tour with Manny. Both had us cracking up with laughter many times and their knowledge and expertise made both portions of the excursion worthwhile. Most importantly we felt safe because driving up to the sunrise and then biking 18 miles can be nerve racking, but we were in good hands and I would definitely recommend this to anyone (just dress warm!).


Great guide and driver, knowledgeable & courteous. Helped with motion sickness with ginger chews which helps on that road!


Alex, Spencer, Joe and Noni made our experience a memorable one. The bus ride to the top was well timed for us to get the best spots. Spencer and Joe were great in sharing Maui and Hawaiian history!! Highly recommend!!


The sunrise is amazing and the pictures do not do it justice. You have to experience this in person and should be the number one thing to do when coming to Maui! Mountain Riders provided an experience that we will never forget and they were so friendly and patient with everyone because of course we all have a different level of experience when riding bikes. Nani, G, Bobby and Joe kept us all safe and we had so much fun. We will be back to do it again soon ❤️🤙 -Mahalo- James and Lisa Sallee
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