Experience a Maui sunrise from the top of Mount Haleakala.
Then bike down to sea level through the world's most spectacular scenery.
You won't believe it, you won't forget it.
Your journey begins with a panoramic sunrise view of Haleakala Crater, in the Haleakala National Park, a once in a lifetime experience. After sunrise, coast down from just outside of the park to sea level into the original territorial capital of Hawaii, Paia. A 28-mile downhill ride on paved roads with only 400 yards of peddling. You won't believe it, you won't forget it.
Early Hawaiians applied the name Haleakala ("house of the sun") to the general mountain. Haleakala is also the name of a peak on the south western edge of Kaupo Gap. In Hawaiian folklore, the depression (crater) at the summit of Haleakala was home to the grandmother of the demigod Maui. According to the legend, Maui's grandmother helped him capture the sun and force it to slow its journey across the sky in order to lengthen the day. (Wikipedia)
Unique sites you will find in upcountry Maui, is a cowboy town called Makawao. Makawao - Hawaiian for "Where the forest begins" is the center and heart of the area generally known as upcountry Maui. Nestled among the hills along the road to Haleakala National Park, this is where the pineapple fields cease and tall Eucalyptus and Jacaranda trees shade Maui's green pastures; where the first paniolo's (cowboys) set up home in the early 20's when cattle was first introduced to the island. During your ride, you will see unbelievable views of the Islands of Hawaii, Molokini, Kahoolawe, Lanai, and the West Maui Mountains, with photo stops along the way. You will view the pineapple and sugar cane fields that once dominated Hawaii's industries, see the various protea flowers, orchids, mango, papaya, avocado, macadamia nut, guava, lychee, coconut, wild coffee trees, and many other exotic plants and flowers.
Bike it Maui structured downhill trips provide transportation from your hotel to the starting point, bikes equipped with special heavy-duty hub brakes, safety gear (which includes full protective helmets, gloves, all weather jackets & pants ), escort van transportation, meals, and your tour guide. Your bikes will be adjusted, you will be briefed on road hazards, signals to follow from your guide, safety features, and then you'll be on your incredible journey......downhill. After the ride enjoy a full sit down breakfast at Cafe O'Lei At The Dunes Country Club in Kahului, overlooking the golf course, West Maui Mountains and the Iao Valley.
WISH YOU WERE HERE ------ ALOHA!