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

Badge of ExcellencePaia, United States
Maui Haleakala Sunrise Bike Tour
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Use of helmet and chrome cruiser bike
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 497 Baldwin Ave
    497 Baldwin Ave, Paia, HI 96779, USA

    Departure Point: Guests will need to arrange their own transportation to meet at our Office at Mountain Riders 497 Baldwin Ave, Paia, HI 96779, USA Return point: Returns to original departure point (times will vary depending on the season).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Haleakala National Park

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Haleakala Ranch

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Historic Makawao Town

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Weight restrictions apply; maximum weight is 280 lbs
  • Minimum height required is 5 feet
  • Age restriction; riders must be over the age of 15 years.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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This experience with Mountain Riders was amazing! The views, the history of the mountain, the riding! The driver Abe was so careful and drove safely the whole time. Spencer did an excellent job with explaining some history and significant points of the mountain. I was nervous to ride and Manny really put me at ease and helped me have the best time! My Portuguese sister Nani was the best! I highly recommend this excursion.


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Awesome Ride and Views
James_S, Oct 2023
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
Excellent experience 🤙
Shelley_L, Aug 2023
This experience with Mountain Riders was amazing! The views, the history of the mountain, the riding! The driver Abe was so careful and drove safely the whole time. Spencer did an excellent job with explaining some history and significant points of the mountain. I was nervous to ride and Manny really put me at ease and helped me have the best time! My Portuguese sister Nani was the best! I highly recommend this excursion.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We are very glad you had an amazing time and that all the guides were personable and memorable. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review.
Well worth the 2AM wake...
Joseph_G, Jun 2023
Well worth the 2AM wake up call Beautiful sunrise awesome views of Haleakala Fun tour guides All bikes are in good condition My wife was a little nervous about the whole ride down the mountain tour guide put her at ease Don’t get nervous about this trip it’s a lot of fun Over dress for this ride it is very cold up on that mountain!!
What an experience!
Craig_P, May 2023
Very charismatic guides, both, on the bus trip up the mountain with Alika and down the mountain on the bikes with bobby.
Outstanding in every way....
mark_s, May 2023
Outstanding in every way. Sunrise with the Hawaiian chant of Thanks for this day was meaningful and set the appreciation for the sights and experience of the bike ride.
Great guides made the...
Sarah_C, May 2023
Great guides made the trip fun with sense of humor and general goodness. Such a great group! Would recommend doing the bike ride down, it’s thrilling!
William_S, Apr 2023
What an unforgettable experience! Both our guide to the summit of Haleakala and guide down the volcano were absolutely phenomenal. We felt so safe and this was a highlight of our trip to Hawaii.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
We are thrilled you had such a wonderful experience. Mahalo for sharing !!
Never pedal. So cool!
Julie_S, Feb 2023
It was interesting and I’m glad I did it…. Just not what I expected. But still fun and a good day! The biking was fun but too short… but a beautiful setting and views.
The best first morning in Maui
Erica_G, Jan 2023
In addition to wonderful views and sites, the tour guides were awesome! So much fun and very informative. This was a great way to transition into the time zone coming from the east coast USA. On our first morning waking up in Maui, our bodies were naturally ready to wake up at 3AM, making this tour the perfect start to our day/trip!
Great experience!
Anthony_H, Jan 2023
Had a great time with the family (14yrs-74yrs) Dress WARM- for both the bus and time waiting for the sunrise.
Wonderful sunrise and bike ride!
Jean_D, Dec 2022
Amazing excursion! Our guides made it fabulous. They were knowledgeable, fun and kept things safe and entertaining. Would recommend to anyone!!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Mahalo for taking the time to write a review we appreciate it and are happy you had a fabulous time !
Good ride with scenic views
Santosh_K, Dec 2022
The tour was well organized and good. Unfortunately, the weather was very bad up on the summit and we could not see a thing in the chilly winds and cloud cover. But the guides are very friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the bike ride down the mountain. It was scenic, safe and informative.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
So glad you had a great time on your bike ride unfortunately we do not Control the weather hopefully next time it'll be a little bit better for you
Todd_F, Dec 2022
Great experience, great hosts, very fun, will definitely do this again. Bring warm clothes, it's cold.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We are so glad that you had a great experience on your bike trip we look forward to providing men
An amazing Maui experience
WilliamSwagler, Oct 2022
Great experience. The ride up with Alex entertaining. The ride down with Bob amazing and very informative. Great time. Well run tour. Should have brought a Warner jacket for the sunrise portion lol
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review.
Incredible and thrilling experience!
Casey_M, Oct 2022
Incredible and thrilling experience! We do not ride bikes very often, but are fairly active otherwise. Still, we were both a little nervous about the bike tour. The tour guide helped make us feel comfortable on the bikes the entire ride! The road is well paved and the bikes felt safe. Pick up was smooth and the shuttle driver was friendly, and gave tips about the bike ride to help us feel prepared. We were one of the first groups to arrive at the viewing location, and were able to enjoy the amazing pre-sunrise colors huddled behind the shelter of building and out of the chilly wind. The bike tour was a highlight of our trip to Maui. The views on ride down the mountain are stunning and the ride itself is very fun. Pack your warm layers and don’t hesitate - book this bike tour!
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect
Shannon_C, Sep 2022
What a beautiful sun rise!!! The bus driver, Billy, was a delight and gave wonderful tidbits about the culture, as well as helpful advice about the bike ride down while transporting us to the summit. Our bike tour guide, Manny, took our safety seriously and was very personable. As a trauma nurse, I was apprehensive at first. With our guide in front and the van following behind us, I didn’t worry on the ride down. It was fun and exhilarating!! It was the perfect excursion with the perfect bike guide and drivers.
10/10 MUST DO
Kyle_V, Sep 2022
YOU NEED TO BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE WITH MOUNTAIN RIDERS. 10/10, 5 stars, 100% must try on your visit to Maui. You start on a van ride up to the top of Haleakala at around 3AM. We thought we'd be miserable but it was the opposite. Abe made sure anyone with motion sickness felt comfortable and frequently checked in with us as we made our way up to over 9,500ft of altitude. I normally have motion sickness and I felt totally fine! Then, you get there early enough to essentially get a front row seat to the sunrise. we got there early enough to also see a full sky of stars before the pre-dawn light. phenomenal!! wasn't packed or windy. BUT KEEP IN MIND.. it is not Mountain Riders responsibility or fault if it is windy or colder than usual. It is going to be cold so make sure you bring appropriate clothing with you. even bring a blanket from your hotel! regardless what weather, you're going to have a great experience. Then, you get back in the van and go down to about 7,000 ft altitude and meet your bike rider instructor who takes you down about 25 miles via bike. they go over everything and make you feel sooooo comfortable. I'm unsure how to spell everyones names but they are beyond amazing. they make you feel great and they're so personable and only want you to have a great time. we stopped in a town for breakfast which was also great. overall, I was nervous to begin with but we're so happy we did this on our honeymoon and I'd recommend this to anyone! My computer is giving me a hard time posting pictures, but will try to upload to really show how amazing this experience was!
Ethereal Experience
Monil_S, Sep 2022
It was a great experience . We were well before time to view the sunrise and 45 min - 1Hr before sunrise with great colors. Our driver Alika was very informative and happy to guide us . The bike tour downhill was unexpectedly super fun. We were a bit nervous at start but the instructor was very good and the bicycles itself are very easy to ride downhill. Overall, I would definitely recommend this to anyone traveling.
Excellent tour guide...
Dylan_P, Jul 2022
Excellent tour guide experience! Everyone involved was so friendly. Incredible sunrise, incredible views.
Cold start for a great adventure
Bruce_S, Jun 2022
Beautiful sunrise but very cold....bring coats not jackets......ride down was great and warm....staff was great and made the day fun
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