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“Great bike tour company”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Maui Sunriders

Maui Sunriders
Ranked #2 of 13 Tours in Paia
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Owner description: Maui Sunriders offers self-paced Haleakala bike tours of the volcano in Maui, HI, including Haleakala sunrise bike tours and daily Maui bike rentals. With our self-paced bike rides, guests have the freedom to stop along the way at the many unique shops and restaurants in the charming towns on the route or just stop to enjoy the beauty of Haleakala. With our self-paced Haleakala sunrise bike rides, you can immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of Upcountry Maui without the cumbersome restrictions of a large group.
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great bike tour company”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

This was the best choice of a bike tour company. We took the trip to the top of the volcano for the sunrise and then the biking back down. Our guide was friendly and informative about the area (albeit the things he was pointing out could not be seen at 3am). Sunrise was a great experience even though the winds were about 50 miles per hour that morning. (Now I know what the weathermen reporting on hurricanes experience.) The standout for this company is the fact they do NOT go down the mountain as a group. Instead, you can proceed at your own pace and stop for breakfast or to shop in the artsy town that the road goes through. We saw all the other bike companies proceeding in "herds." We definitely preferred to have this experience at our own pace, stopping for pictures and food we we wished.

Visited December 2012
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“Maui Sunriders Unguided Tour: Perfect Choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

What an amazing experience! Everything about the trip went smoothly. The shop was easy to find (even in the dark), the tour guide was friendly and informative, all the promised gear was issued in good repair, the sunrise was beautiful (but very chilly...dress warmly), and the bike ride down was a lot of fun. I would definitely do this tour again with Maui Sunriders. The only downside was the crowded van. It seemed like the other tour groups had larger, mini-bus style transportation. I don't regret choosing Maui Sunriders though, because the unguided tour is definitely the way to go. You have the flexibility to bike as fast as you want and to stop when you want. Plus, the guided tours looked absolutely ridiculous biking down the mountain in a straight line one right after the other. That did not look like very much fun. I would only recommend the guided tours to groups with small children or nervous riders, since the trucks following the guided tours blocked traffic, making the journey a bit safer (much of the road has no shoulder, but drivers seemed to be patient and expect bikers, for the most part). Overall, an amazing experience and a must-do activity on Maui!

Visited December 2012
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“Fantastic day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

What a trip. Fantastic

Started with a warm welcome and full safety briefing. Them into the van for the trip up the mountain. Driver, Remy, was very informative and entertaining and looked after us.

After viewing the crater we headed for the start of the bike trip. Anazing and easy ride, only had to pedal on one small section. Rest was downhill. You need a jacket for the first half (which is supplied). Is great riding above and in the clouds.

Make sure you stop at Pollis ( Mexican) for lunch. Meals are great.

All gear is top quality so book with this company without hesitation. They are great values and give great service

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Fullerton, California
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“Second time down Haleakala”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

The second time we decided not to do the Sunrise ride, well the girls decided. Last time we were in Maui, the wife and I did the sunrise ride. What an awesome experience, watching the sun rise over the clouds while standing atop a volcano was breath taking. The only problem was, that it was bone chilling cold, but worth it.

This time the wife and kids wouldnt go for the sunrise ride. My three daughters loved it. 23/26 miles of coasting down a volcano, who wouldn't. This trip is an, everytime in Maui trip.

Visited November 2012
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“Bloody Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Nothing else to say, from Remy's entertainment in the van (even though I was very car sick he still got a laugh).... To the outfitters themselves, the safety info, quality of the gear (although they did seem to have unnaturally small pedals (or I have really big feet!) the ride was amazing, weather was clear and perfect ... Thanks for organising that! What a rush, love love loved it... At the moment we are thinking of going again tomorrow! Well done Sunriders, recommend highly!

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