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Maui Haleakala Sunrise Bike Tour with Pickup

Makawao, United States

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Watching the sunrise at Haleakala Crater is a note-to-be-missed experience, which is only made better by hopping on a bike and riding back down to the beach. Begin early with a pre-dawn pickup before making the winding journey in the dark to the 10,023 ft. summit. As the horizon begins to slowly turn red, then gradually to orange and yellow, the lunar beauty of Haleakala Crater begins to come into view. After the sun has crested the eastern horizon and bathed the crater in light, ride back down to the national park boundray.
  • Watch the sunrise from Haleakala Crater
  • Ride a bike down a dormant volcano
  • Explore the towns of Makawao and Kula
  • Receive instruction from a professional guide
  • All transport, safety, and bike gear provided

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

From summit sunrise to sand, this is one of few Haleakala bike trips to finish all the way at the beach.
Bottled water
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Use of Columbia Sportswear windbreaker jacket
Use of helmet and chrome cruiser bike

Departure Point

886 Haliimaile Rd, Makawao, HI 96768, USA

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

3:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Maximum 13 per booking allowed
  • Weight restrictions apply; maximum weight is 280 lbs
  • Minimum height required is 5 feet
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mountain Riders LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Maui Haleakala Sunrise Bike Tour with Pickup?
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Bring warm clothing (actual winter stuff) because this tour gets you up there early enough so you can get a good spot to view the sunrise." See review
  • "It was freezing and uncomfortable at times so bring many layers, warm scarf and a warm hat." See review
  • "They give you a jacket, but if you're otherwise dressed for Hawaii, it is not enough." See review


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Riding to the beach after a great breakfast.
, Feb 2020
It was a great event but too cold for me and too long before we saw any real activity in the sky. The bike ride was amazing! Also, the little town we stopped in for breakfast was lovely!
Haleakala bike tour
, Jan 2020
Everything was terrific except for the cloudy sunrise which you can’t control. The staff was awesome from the early morning pickup til the noontime drop off it couldn’t have been more proficient and friendly. They did everything possible to allow you to have a great experience. Memorable start to our Hawaii vacation
Beautiful scenery; very cold wait for sunrise and bike ride challenging
, Nov 2019
There is a great tour but you need to know what you're getting yourself into and I did not feel adequately prepared. You have to check into the office by 3am so do this trip early before you're acclimated to the time zone change. Granola bars and coffee are provided at the office. There is no true breakfast or lunch included in this trip. The bus was comfortable and Michael was a very safe and smooth driver and an excellent tour guide telling us information about Haleakala as we ascended the crater. Even though we took warm clothes and they provided jackets for the sunrise, we were still frozen solid after standing in the wind and temps of 20's with the wind chill factor for 1.5 hours. The STARS and meteors were spectacular and helped to pass the time, but it is way colder than you'd expect. The bus didn't have enough blankets to block the wind for all the passengers, even though we shared one per 3-4 people to just block our backsides. I think for the price, they could supply one blanket per person because blocking the wind did help. The sunrise was beautiful and be prepared that as soon as it's up, they want everyone back on the bus in about 8 minutes. Then you drive out of the park and get right onto the bikes outside of the park. For me, THIS IS THE BIGGEST WARNING: If you are not an experienced cyclist or at least accustomed to biking at 20-35 mph speeds, steep grades and hairpin turns, you may want to ride in the van for the first of the 3 legs of the bike ride. You get right on the bikes and take off without any chance to pedal around and get used to the bikes. The bikes are hard to steer (they wobble when you steer so you have to lean rather than turn the handlebars) and we were pressured to maintain speed and not brake. I was incredibly uncomfortable and truly scared! Between still being cold from the crater and being scared to death on the bike, I was shaking when we reached the first stop so I rode in the van for the middle leg to take a break and let the more experienced riders go faster. However, the second leg looked way less windy and steep and that part goes through the eucalyptus and lavender so would have been better to ride the second 2 legs. After the second leg, you stop in a great little ranch town Makawao and we had a delicious breakfast there. The last leg of the bike ride was easy and through town and down to the beach at the town of Paia. Overall, you get a lot from this amazing experience, esp if you're comfortable on a bike.
memorable experience
, Nov 2019
despite winter gear and a blanket -it was a frigid 1.5 hr wait up at the crater. we didn't get to see a sunrise due to the clouds BUT the bike ride and rest of morning made up for the lack of the sun at the top. Fun guides, great tips for other things to do on Maui and the bike ride was way more fun than expected- even for someone in only decent athletic shape. thanks, Nani, Mark and Bobby
A+ experience and guides
Mike B
, Sep 2019
Do this tour, you won't regret it! My only tip is to try not to get caught behind a slow biker on the way down...can be aggravating trailing an overly conservative brake'r.
Great Experience
, Jul 2019
One of a kind experience. Expensive but worth doing it. Sunrise was gorgeous. Bike tour was so much fun. Nani and Mike were great.
Spectacular but go prepared ;-)
, Mar 2019
Wonderful experience especially for having to meet at 3AM to drive up to the crater. Bring warm clothing (actual winter stuff) because this tour gets you up there early enough so you can get a good spot to view the sunrise. Gloves, hats, long pants are recommend. Very windy so bring a windbreaker too. Bike ride from the crater to the shore was spectacular, very well organized and tons of fun too. Highly recommend this excursion!!!
Thank you Everett and Team!
, Mar 2019
We had a wonderful tour! Made it a memorable moment for John's Birthday! Haleakala Sunrise was spectacular! A hui ho!!
, Dec 2018
Amazing views and the tour guides were great. Really worth the early wake up to get there and get the great viewing point
, Oct 2018
Watching the sunrise and pre-dawn colors was a sight like none other on top of Haleakala. It was freezing and uncomfortable at times so bring many layers, warm scarf and a warm hat. I was so nervous for bike ride down hearing many different things (plus I hadn’t rode a bike in several years. It was a little scary at first because you go quite fast down the mountain! However it became so fun and exhilarating after the first mile or so. I recommend it as long as you know how to ride a bike!!

Product code: 9133P1

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