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Watching the sunrise at Haleakala Crater is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, which is only made better by hopping on a bike and riding back down to the beach. Begin early with pre-dawn pickup between 2 and 3am 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, drive back down to the National Park boundary for 26 miles of a biking downhill to the sands of Pai'a Bay.


  • Watch the sunrise from Haleakala Crater
  • Ride a bike down a dormant volcano
  • Explore the towns of Makawao and Kula
  • Finish all the way down at the beach
  • Receive instruction from a professional guide
  • All transport, safety, and bike gear provided

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Maui Haleakala Sunrise Bike Tour

Maui Haleakala Sunrise Bike Tour

Customer Reviews

Ashley T. L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Fantastic tour with Mountain Riders from the top of the volcano to watch the beautiful sunrise and ended all the way to the beach. I did this same tour 15 years ago and it was worth it again!

Arlene C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Awesome experience, the wait was worth waiting for when the sun started to peek through the clouds and the light came out. The bike downhill was also a great experience. I was hesitating at first but our guide made me comfortable . Really great experience

Evie Lane P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Such a great experience! the tour guides let us have our own time to watch the sunrise and the bike riding was so fun. Best to do this tour because it is much safer to bike when the company controls traffic and you don't have to worry about getting hit by a car which you would if you just went on your own. Highly recommended. Most fun thing I have ever done in Maui!

Lori L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This is a must do experience. It literally feel like you are sitting on top of the world. The stars in the sky before the sun starts to come up are breathtaking, and then the colors are amazing. The day starts very early - our pick up was at 2:40am but is worth it. The driver from Mountain Riders Kay was on time and nice as could be. Very important - DRESS WARM! Seriously, it is crazy windy on top of the volcano and very cold! Do not underestimate the temperature! The van follows your bikes down the mountain during the ride, so you can easily take off layers once you get off the top. When you get to the crater, they tell you to stand by the guardrail, but if you walk up the path to the right use your cell phone flashlight!, you can get up even further and find a rock to sit with an unobstructed view due east. And wait for the sun to actually come up! Once sunrise is done, they pile you back in the van and drive you down past the entrance to the park - you can't ride bikes in the park and don't book with anyone who says they will! The bikes used here are heavier than mountain bikes, but they are easy to control. I am the most risk averse person but I loved the ride down - even the multiple curves and switchbacks were doable! The whole ride is just over 26 miles and very little it requires peddling. We stopped once just before cowboy town to get some food - there was only one place open as it was Christmas Day - and they actually stopped us a mile before that because there was a steep uphill, with strong headwinds and coming rain. But after food, in a light rain, we rode the rest of the way all the way to the beach! A really great ride! The folks at Mountain Riders are extremely nice and attentive. They are very concerned for your safety and your comfort the entire way down. If you are uncomfortable with the ride for any reason, you can simply ride in the van. Oh, and they take cool pictures of you and your family on the bikes!

Karina J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Fantastic - highly recommended. We had so much fun, and the views are amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Excellent and our tour guide was amazing!

Sarah M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was absolutely worth waking up in the middle of the night to see the sun rise over the volcano. Biking down the volcano was so exhilarating and exciting, and Elvin was so nice and knowledgeable during the entire experience. Both guides went out of their ways to make sure we were completely happy and comfortable. Highly recommend this tour!

Timothy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was a great excursion! the staff was amazing and the bike ride was so much fun!

Regina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was so awesome! The guides Kay and Kevin are great!! We got there early enough for a front row view of the gorgeous sunrise. The ride down on the bikes was exhilarating and so much fun! When we go back, this will be something we will definitely do again!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Had a great time with Kevin and Tom and the rest of the Mountain Bike Riders staff! We saw an amazing sunrise and we were well positioned thanks to the advice of the crew to stake out spots early along the rail otherwise you will have lots of heads in your sunrise pictures. The early pickup 2.15 am was well worth it because we beat the crowds into the park and had a clear view of the sunrise over the clouds and crater.

The ride down the mountain was amazing, very safe and a lot of fun with appropriate equipment brakes on the bikes as well as breaks for food and pictures along the way. We also enjoyed the amount of information, local history and anecdotal stories that each and every member of the crew was willing to share with the group along the way.

Overall and outstanding experience on Maui and one we would recommend to all!

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