Are you an adventure traveler? Do you love participating in crazy outdoor adventures? If you’re ready for an experience of a lifetime, your next great adventure-based getaway just may include biking down a volcano. What?! Yes, it’s true. Adventure travel is getting more popular these days as more and more people are looking to experience a thrill or two (or a hundred!) in their lifetime. And bicycling down a dormant volcano definitely fits the definition when it comes to a thrilling adventure, right? Right!
Imagine what people will say when you tell them you rode a bicycle down a Hawaiian volcano!
Mt. Haleakala, Maui
Located in Haleakala National Park, Mt. Haleakala is more than 10,000 feet up, allowing for some of the most gorgeous views in the Hawaiian Islands. It’s no surprise that this majestic mountain is part of Maui’s most popular natural attractions.
For those of you who have ‘watching the sun rise while sitting on the rim of a dormant volcano in gorgeous Maui’ on your list of things to do, know that you know have the option to cross it off. This adventure of a lifetime even lets you look down into the crater, which goes 3,000 feet down, so be careful! Of course, safety measures are everywhere.
This beautiful Sunrise Viewing is also known as the Sunrise Special, where you get to spend an hour taking in all the majestic beauty that surrounds you.
Downhill Bicycle Ride
You’re on your own when it comes to riding down the mountain, which is about 23 miles total from the top to the bottom making for a truly fun adventure ride. Taking a few friends with you can make it even more fun and can make for quite the tale to share with others. Know that there are places for you to stop and explore on the way down, including places to eat and shop. You can take your time or go fast, its up to you!
It all starts with a tour of Haleakala National Park. You’ll experience a minimum of one hour of being driven through and around the park, enjoying the views that are unique to the area. Next stop brings you to the top of the volcano where you get to take in all the beauty that can only be seen when standing on the top of a mountain in Hawaii. Next, you’ll be driven down to the 6,500-foot level of the mountain where you’ll be provided with a bicycle and gear so you can start your next adventure riding down the side of a dormant volcano. Have fun!
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