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The Original Haleakala Downhill Bike Ride - Private Tour

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Private Tour Up to 6 bikers, for additional guests please call

Easily the most fun you can have on two wheels anywhere in Hawaii!

The Easy Riders Biking Adventure begins when you meet us in the town of Paia on the North Shore of Maui. There are restrooms where you park and the nearby town of Paia has every modern convenience Maui has to offer. We will meet you in the heart of the town and you will have a safe and convenient place to park your car. From there we begin our short ascent up the mountain.

From Paia we will drive directly up the route we will be coming down on the bicycles. This provides us with an opportunity to show you the roadways and points of interest on the roads that we will be biking down.

Once arriving in the upcountry area of Kula, we will be stopping at a small market so you will have the opportunity to use the bathroom, eat, take pictures, buy souvenirs, smell the flowers, etc.

After we spend a short time at our pit stop in Kula we will continue another few minutes in the van to the starting point. Altogether you will spend less than one hour of your precious vacation time in our van.

We provide all of the necessary clothing for this ride. If you have your own rain gear or jacket, you are more than welcome to bring it along, although layers are usually not necessary.

We will begin our bike ride outside of Haleakala National Park at 6,600 feet above sea level. We start just above where the other bike tours get started. We ride the most miles in the business (25 miles). Be aware that other bike tour companies do advertise that they bike more than 25 miles, we assure you that those advertisements are misleading and false, 25 miles is as far as the Haleakala Bike Tour can possibly go.

The first part of the tour is gliding down Crater Road through the timeless Haleakala Ranch. This area is a beautiful green open cattle ranch that is over 130 years old. The road is amazing, federally paved and funded so it stays in great condition. It is all part of a Cold War project known as SDI or the Strategic Defense Initiative, a Cold War experiment designed to track I.C.B.M from the top of Haleakala, far above in elevation where commercial bike tours are allowed to operate. Locals generally refer to its location as Science City.

Riding 25 miles might sound like a hard feat to accomplish but our bikes and gravity do all of the work for you. Altogether we only do about 500 yards of uphill pedaling on our entire 25 mile bike route. It is a very thrilling, and at the same time, relaxing and enjoyable bike ride. You do not have to be in great shape to do this but you must be able to ride a bike well and not be a novice rider.

After biking through open cattle ranch, mountain communities, and local farm land, we start to get back in to civilization. About 3/4 of the way into the ride we will arrive in a small town called Makawao. Here we take a short break from the ride so you will have a chance to explore the town. Maui Easy Riders is the only bike tour company on Maui that offers a tour of this very special town.

Makawao is far from the beaten path of the large crowds of West and South Maui. Makawao is Maui’s cowboy town, a close 2nd to Paia when it comes to being the coolest little town on Maui. There is rich history in Makawao from its days as a true cattle ranch town. If the local bakery (Komoda Bakery) is open and not sold out I will treat you to a “Maui famous” donut on a stick.

From Makawao we ride all the way down historic Baldwin Avenue (Maui’s first paved road) into the town of Paia, ending your ultimate downhill bike ride exactly where you parked your car…at the beach! And sometimes we elect to stop at a church on the last leg of the tour for some additional sightseeing, depending on the group and if they’d like to do so or not.

We can accommodate up to 15 guests for a single tour, and we can accommodate up to 60 guests in a whole day at two different tour times. If you have a giant corporate group we can accommodate up to 90 guests in one day.