Our road cycling tour of the island loops around the valley nestled between two sleeping giants, Puu Kukui caldera to the West, and Mt. Haleakala to the East. Inside Maui’s 120 miles of coastline, we experience a surprising range of microclimates, from exotic gardens to rainshadow drylands, from sandy lagoons to snowy summits! With over 20 ecosystems and lots of hills, road cycling is always an adventure here. One minute we’ll be riding through a lush tropical rainforest, and the next we’ll turn the corner onto a huge, sunny lava flow, or drop down onto a private peninsula for some fresh, hot Hawaiian banana bread! The people on the island are just as diverse. Evenings are filled with the sights and scents of real island hospitality, where we are pampered with islands feasts, luaus, and hula dancing, and are offered our own oceanside ohanas (private beachhouses).
467 km / 290 mi
All meals starting with lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day and snacks.
Support Vehicle and bike maintenance and first Aid.
Surf lesson and kayaking included.
Lodging before or after the tour not included.
Guaranteed Trip Departure Policy
You will have the option of paying an extra $400 pp to guarantee that your trip will run even with only 2 bookings. If we receive 2 other bookings then we will refund or not charge the extra $400 pp.
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
60-80 km / 37-50 mi
467 km / 290 mi
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Deluxe, full board
Daily luggage transfers
01 Dec 2019 - 06 Dec 2019 20 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019 03 Feb 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 03 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019 07 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019 05 May 2019 - 10 May 2019 02 Jun 2019 - 07 Jun 2019 01 Sep 2019 - 06 Sep 2019 06 Oct 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 03 Nov 2019 - 08 Nov 2019
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
Day 1 | Cycling – West Maui Mountains
We begin our ride today along the coastline of the Mauna Kahalawai (West Maui Mountains). This western quarter of the island is an eroded volcano that is much older than Mt. Haleakala in the east. Later we’ll climb up 1,000 feet through classic Maui scenery: amazing valleys sprinkled with water falls, and majestic sea cliffs line our route. We also ride through the old Hawaiian fishing village of Kahakuloa where they still grow Taro. Taro is believed to be one of the first cultivated plants, and it is the base for Poi, a classic Hawaiian dish
Day 2 | Cycling & Sea Kayaking
After a short shuttle, we ride out past the only winery in Maui, along a road with little to no vehicle traffic for almost 40 miles. This ride provides a great introduction to Hawaii with views of the ocean, mountains, and even four of the other Hawaiian islands along the way. There is roughly 3,500 feet of elevation gain over this 30-mile ride. We will shuttle back to Kihei for lunch and to trade out or bikes for sea kayaks!
We’ll meet our kayaking guides this afternoon for an exciting adventure just off the coastline.
Day 3 | Surfing & Free Time
Spend the morning learning to surf with a 2-hour private lesson. We head out at the best time of the day to learn, in one of the best places in the world to learn, with expert, personalized instruction- you can’t go wrong!Then the afternoon is yours- head into town for shopping at the many shops and local markets or relax on one of Kihei’s beautiful public beaches. If you’re looking for more high profile sun and sand, head south to world famous Big Beach.
Day 4 | Hike Mt. Haleakala
A trip to Mt. Haleakala allows us to experience the natural history of Hawaii up close. The summit area’s remarkable volcanic landscape quickly gives way to a variety of other ecosystems as you descend down into the park. In fact, you pass through as many ecological zones on the drive to the summit as there are between Canada and Mexico! Here, a massive variety of native Hawaiian plants and animals thrive, including some species that exist no where else in the world. After taking in the sights from the van we’ll head out on a day hike, exploring one of the park’s many wonders.
Day 5 | Cycling Haiku to Keanae Village
Today we voyage through the rain forest to Keanae Village. A tropical atmosphere bursting with lush green foliage, combined with incredible views of both the ocean and Haleakala, make this one of the best rides on the planet! In Keanae, we stop for hot banana bread, fresh from the oven. As we take our break, a dramatic scene unfolds before us as waves pound the lava rocks below. In all, the day’s rides add up to over 3,000 feet of elevation change over more than 50 miles.
Day 6 | Hiking – Bamboo Forest
From the trailhead off the famous Hana highway, we embark on a unique hiking adventure. We venture into a lush section of bamboo forest, passing three classic Hawaiian waterfalls along our route. Bring your swimsuit for a dip in the idyllic freshwater pools that lie at the base of the falls. Cap off the perfect day in paradise with a snack of fresh guava, before concluding our tour after lunch.
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