The Epic Bike Tour In Hawaii That Must Be On Your Island Bucket List

Just 27 square miles short of equaling the entire size of Oahu, Mount Haleakala is a gentle giant — a dormant volcano that has inspired those who make the journey to its summit for centuries. The mountain comprises 75 percent of Maui Island and is home to desert-like conditions, rainforests, and everything in between. While visiting Mount Haleakala for sunrise is a no-brainer and hiking through the national park is absolutely incredible, there is a reason this mountain bike adventure has been rated as Maui’s No. 1 “must do” adventure by Hawaii Magazine readers.

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Have you ever biked down the side of a mountain before? Would you? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below, then click here to learn all about Bike Maui, which is located at 810 Haiku Rd. #120, Haiku, HI 96708.

If an adrenaline-pumping mountain bike ride isn’t your idea of magnificent, you might want to hike this short, .3-mile trail to one of Haleakala’s best overlooks.