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Self Guided Haleakala Downhill Bike Ride

Our self-paced Maui bike tours from the mountain to the sea along the slopes of Haleakala offer a unique biking experience and offers greater freedom and relaxation.

Explore beautiful upcountry Maui on a bike while smelling the eucalyptus and lavender, feeling the cool breeze and warm sun and stopping wherever and whenever you’d like on your way down.

You can immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of Upcountry Maui without the cumbersome restrictions of a large group as our riders ride at their pace stopping where they’d like to stop. It’s your day biking, your way.

What to Expect

We meet at our Bike Shop at 9am on the North Shore of Maui in the surf town of Paia. Our 9am Haleakala Maui Bike Tour is by design to let the sunrise downhill vehicle traffic and local rush hour morning traffic pass so you have less vehicles on the road. The temperatures are warmer and the stores and restaurants are open along the bike route.

At our shop we supply you with your helmet, rain/wind jacket & pants, gloves, backpack, bike lock & map. Our Maui bike tour is live and interactive via a QR code for each rider to show their location as well as local points of interests.

After our safety briefing, you will enjoy a narrated van tour. On this narrated van tour, we will familiarize you with the bike route back down the slopes of Haleakala to our shop. Our expert tour guides will explain the history of upcountry Maui, points of interest, Hawaiian culture, and geological features on the route along with various restaurants and cafes where you could stop for breakfast or lunch on the way down the volcano.

Staging for this Maui bike tour is at 6,500 ft. where all bike operators on Maui begin their rides.

Our riders get to enjoy the longest self-guided ride with the least amount of climbing from the mountain to the sea. This is a self-paced Haleakala bike tour of the volcano in Maui, HI back down to our shop in Paia.

With our self-paced Haleakala bike ride, guests have the freedom to stop along the route to eat, shop, and visit historic communities, churches, unique shops, art galleries and restaurants or stop to enjoy the beauty of Haleakala.

The bike ride down Haleakala is approximately 24 miles from the drop-off point near the top of Haleakala to our shop in Paia.

Without stopping, after the van tour up, the bike ride begins at 10:30am and takes about 1 ½ hours to return to sea level and our shop around 11:30am-12pm.

However, on our self-paced bike ride, you can take your time and stop as you please. Many bikers stop to eat at the various restaurants along the route or stop to check out the little town with its many shops and galleries on the way down. On average, with stops, most people return between 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

*This bike ride is for Intermediate to Expert riders. Bikers must be comfortable biking on the roads with cars. This is a 24 mile downhill on the road, not on a bike path.

The County of Maui has passed a New Law regulating ALL commercial bicycle tour operators on Maui removing a small section of road with no shoulder from any operators routes. We provide a shuttle bypassing this section.

The most important thing is that the rider is confident riding a bike. This ride isn’t for beginners and not safe if you haven’t been on a bike in years


  • Mountain Bike w/ disc brakes
  • Full-Face Helmet
  • Wind/Rain Jacket & Pants
  • Bike Gloves
  • Backpack
  • Bike Lock
  • Route Map
  • Guided drive up
  • Roadside assistance


  • Under 18 must be accompanied with an adult at all times.
  • Minimum Age requirement is 15 years old
  • 4'11" Minimum height requirement to ride their own bike
  • Intermediate bike experience required and experience with hand brakes
  • Maximum Rider Weight: 300lbs
  • No pregnant riders


2-4 hours


71 Baldwin Ave. Suite D3. Paia, HI 96779

Cancellation Policy

  • No Refunds within 48 HOURS FROM THE CHECK-IN TIME OF THE ACTIVITY a reservation cannot be cancelled, and the full amount of the cost of the tour will be charged.
  • Reservations made inside the 48 hours prior to the start of the activity cannot be cancelled, and the full amount will be charged to the credit card account on file, regardless of the client's participation in the activity, or not.
  • For Parties of Eight (8) or more the cancellation policy time is 72 hours.
  • No showswill be charged the full amount of the cost of the tour. No exceptions.

Maui Sunriders Bike Co. reserves the right to cancel a tour, without notice, due to SEVERE weather conditions, lack of participation or mechanical failure. If this occurs, Maui Sunriders will give you an opportunity to re-schedule or a full refund.

Rental Agreement
This is a contract to rent only and not a contract to sell, the undersigned renter agrees that he/she has rented the item(s) herein described upon the express condition that it will at all times remain the property of the rental agent, Maui Sunriders Bike Co., that he/she has examined said item(s) and found it to be in good condition and he/she will return it in as good condition as when he/she received it, ordinary wear and tear excepted; that he/she will return any item(s) not functioning properly to the rental agent at once; that he/she will pay promptly all charges when due which accrue because of this rental, including damages to said item(s). In the event the renter fails to abide by any of the terms of this contract, the rental agent may repossess said item(s) without notice to the renter, and the rental agent is hereby released from any and all claims arising therefrom. All charges are based on the time said item(s) is in the renters possession whether or not in use. The rental agent is not responsible for accident or injury caused directly or indirectly by the use of the aforementioned rented item(s).