Nothing can prepare you for the feelings you will experience on the summit of the Haleakalā volcano. The trip down is equally thrilling. Your journey begins with a panoramic sunrise view of Haleakalā Crater in Haleakalā National Park. Visually stunning, the summit area is enormous. After sunrise, you’ll coast down from the 6,500-foot elevation through 21 switchbacks. It's a 28-mile downhill ride on paved roads with a mere 400 yards of pedaling.
During your ride, you will see unbelievable views of the islands of Hawai‘i, Molokini, Kahoolawe, Lāna‘i, and the West Maui Mountains. You'll also discover pineapple and sugar cane fields, along with many exotic plants and flowers. You'll arrive at sea level in Paia, the original territorial capital of Hawai‘i.
When dressing for the ride, you’ll want to wear layers. The morning can be very chilly, so bring clothes you can shed as things heat up. Also, don’t forget sunglasses. If you’re going for the sunrise experience, you will be heading out early in the morning while it’s still dark.
Reservations are required for experiencing the sunrise on Haleakalā. We can help arrange your reservation so you don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime activity.