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By far our favorite adventure we had while on Maui; talk about exhilarating! For those who are skeptical: you can do it! I don't ride often and did just fine as it was ALL coasting down hill. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a unique ground level perspective of the beautiful Maui terrain.
They took us to the top hoping to get a view the crater of Mt. Haleakala. It was a rainy day, but the clouds cleared just long enough for us to get a few snapshots and them rolled in again. It rained almost the entire time during the downhill bike ride, but the crew (Tomas and Drew) provided rain gear that kept us dry. Tomas (riding the lead bike) and Drew (covering the rear in the van) were in constant communication so that we would know when to pull over to let cars pass. The entire experience was great fun, in spite of the rain, and we would do it again in a heartbeat!
It was great!!! The guides were funny but very safety conscious. They were very knowledgeable about the plants and history of Maui. I would do it any time again.
First class on safety and scenery. No water on trip and seamed possibly too early at top.
We did the later ride, that is, we were picked up at 6:40am. We had a great time! I was terrified before starting the ride, but our guides, Drew and Tomas, were very encouraging and helpful. I really enjoyed this experience, even though I am not what you would call an experienced biker. I'm glad my husband and I decided to do this.
Very informational. Great views. Worth the money and early awakening. Downhill bike ride feels safe and great tour guides.
This Sunrise on top of the Volcano along with the bike ride was everything promised. The bus driver was a great historian of the National Park and we learned many facts we would not learned without his insight. The bike ride was a blast. Our bike leader was great and if I was a bit nervous at the start of the ride but at the end I was ready to zoom downhill again. Thanks to everyone at Cruiser Phil's for a great time.
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.