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Waking early (or not going to bed at all) was well worth the experience of watching the sun rise from Haleakala. Don't dismiss recommendations to dress extra warmly even if you're accustomed to cooler temperatures. You will be outside for a while, and it will likely be windy. For me the most exciting part was the opportunity to stargaze before the main event. The downhill bike ride was a breeze. The guides from Cruiser Phil's Volcano Riders were very professional and took great care to ensure everyone was comfortable and safe. Take the time to notice the various scents in the air on the ride down. Afterwards, treat yourself to a donut at the Komoda Store and Bakery in Makawo. The burrito-sized cream puff is well worth the extra calories. Besides, you'll burn it off on other activities.
Excellent! worth getting up extra early for the sunrise trip!
Great experience for a first time visiter to Maui. We were lucky as the weather was beautiful-great sunrise and views of the island on the ride down. Friendly, funny local guides.
The ride downhill was stunning. Pickup 2 AM and delivery 1:30 PM back to Kaanapali was provided. "Brunch" break was at own expense, though the company did provide rolls and coffee prior to the ride to the top of Haleakala for the sunrise. Company furnished a van during the trip to act as a defense for traffic and for anyone that could not complete, which never happened.
The sunrise was gorgeous! It's cold up there in the morning though so wear layers. The first half is a little scary being up so high and going so fast, but it's totally worth it!
My pals I was traveling with said I was crazy but I woke up at 1.30am. Arriving at 4.30am and putting on a rubber suit was admittedly a bit strange but I loved every minute of it. About 300 onlookers watched the sun rise over the 3rd largest volcanic mountain in the world. The 38 mile bike down the 10,000 foot volcano was exhilarating. Nothing dangerous but going 35 MPH on a mountain bike around hairpin curves was swell. Stared at the silverswords. Saw rainbows, birds, and cattle. Smelled the eucalyptus and lavender farms. At the bottom we had breakfast at a famous spot in Makawao (yum yum) and then biked through Paia, according to our guide the 'haight-ashbury' of Maui. The trip ended with hugs and a Mahalo of course.
Note from Viator: Traveler tip: Keep cameras warm and close to because batteries tend to drain quickly. Supposedly it has something to do with the mineral composition of the volcano and its crater.
Fun trip. Unfortunately it was foggy when the sun came up, and I think the price for this particular trip was high, but I had a good time
Great trip and a super memory maker. Guides were attentive and helpful. Hated to get up at1:45 am but that's the price you must pay to see the sunrise. Well worth it. Thanks
This was truly worth getting up at 2 am to do on holidays. The surise was beautiful and the ride down as totally exhilarating! I do wish that we could have stopped a couple more times for pictures but understandably the road is narrow and dangerous. Would recommend this to anyone and anyone can do it!
A great trip. The guides were great. Well worth the cost. It's a trip that everyone should do one time. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Overall, the bike ride was nice because of its scenic views and the sunset to start off the day. Unfortunately the bikes that were provided were very run down. My husband's bike did not have a functioning rear break, and that can be dangerous on a downhill ride. The driver on the tour grew up on Maui, so he was a wealth of knowledge and it was great talking to him. He gave us great tips on where to eat during the rest of our stay.
Crew was very nice, told nice stories and good time. But the bikes were old and not sturdy. If new bikes were provided this would be a 5 star rating.
The bus said be ready for 2 eventually got there 2.30. Included days continental breakfast have to buy your own at town. Bike ride guy told us that gratitude usually 20$ but not saying we have to pay that. No stops for photos. Only 15 min stop in village not hour as supposed to have. Not worth $166.