Hawaiian Island Cycling
Referred to by Hawaiians as the "Valley Isle", the tropical Maui valley connects two of the world's largest volcanoes into one island biking paradise!
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).
Season: Spring, Fall, Winter
Duration / Mileage: 6 Days, 200-290 miles
Accommodations: Inns and Coastal Cottages
Fitness / Technical Ratings: 7
Terrain: Hilly terrain with lots of twisting, winding roads. Includes one optional climb up Mt. Haleakala.
Departure: Fly to Kahului, Maui, Hawaii