We understand your dilemma – you’re excited to come to Maui to experience world-class bike riding through spectacular Hawaiian landscapes, but you’re wondering where exactly to ride. Let Maui Sunriders be your resource!

Our team of passionate cyclists has curated a collection of bike routes of varying challenge levels all over the island. Whether you’re looking to cruise around town, explore some of the great bike paths on Maui, or cycle up to the summit of Haleakala, we have a route for you!

Need a bike to rent? Our Maui Sunriders rental fleet consists of everything from carbon / aluminum road bikes, full suspensions, hardtails, e-bikes, 3-speeds crusiers, or single-speeds.

Explore some of our Maui bike routes below!

Epic Maui Bike Routes

West Maui Loop (Advanced)

Photograph by Conor O'Brian

60 Miles / 4,400′ Elevation gain

Circumnavigate the Western Maui Mountains as you hug the coastline, soaking in sweeping views of the Pacific around almost every turn.

East Maui Loop (Expert)

Hana Highway

106 Miles / 10,500′ Elevation Gain

One hundred and six miles, 10,000 feet of vertical gain,  617 hairpin turns, and 59 one-lane bridges make one full circumnavigation of Haleakala volcano.

Sea to Summit: Climbing Haleakala (Expert)

Photograph by Conor O'Brian

36 Miles / 10,023′ Elevation Gain

Climb from sea level to 10,023′ over 36 paved miles to the summit of Haleakala volcano. We outline the route, and identify key stops to make along the way to give you the best shot at a successful climb!

Paia Bike Routes

Tour of Haiku (Beginner)

Mama's Fish House Beach

15 Miles / 1,300′ Elevation gain

A beginner road biking route along the Hana Highway, highlighted by a short climb into and through the jungle town of Haiku.

Tour of Haiku (Intermediate)

Photograph by Conor O'Brian

30 Miles / 3,000′ Elevation Gain

Climb to Makawao before a scenic descent through Haiku, and an oceanside return to Paia.

Iao Valley (Intermediate)

Iao Valley

28 Miles / 1,800′ Elevation Gain

A 28-mile out and back bike route from Paia to the lush jungle of the sacred Iao Valley. Add a bonus climb for great views of Haleakala!

Makawao Figure 8 (Advanced)

Baldwin Ave

40 Miles / 4,500′ Elevation gain

Bike in a figure 8 loop, using the cowboy town of Makawao as your focal point. Start with a big climb, then enjoy a long scenic descent back down to sea level.

Olinda Forest (Advanced)

Olinda Road

31 Miles / 4,300′ Elevation Gain

Climb from the beach up into a pine forest at nearly 4,000′. A steep, windy descent awaits to round out this 31-mile route!

Kihei Bike Routes

Kihei to Paia (Beginner)

Maui Veterans Highway Bike Path

18 Miles / 300′ Elevation gain

Connect our two Maui Sunriders locations via a couple of the best bike paths on the island! A straightforward and flat bike route (although likely windy!).

La Perouse (Beginner)

La Perouse

22 Miles / 1,200′ Elevation Gain

A straightforward out and back bike route that takes you beachside from Kihei to La Perouse, the location of the youngest land on Maui.

Iao Valley (Intermediate)

Iao Valley

31 Miles / 1,300′ Elevation Gain

A 31-mile out and back cycling route from Kihei to the lush jungle mountains of Iao Valley, and back again.

La Perouse (Intermediate)


35 Miles / 1,800′ Elevation gain

Ride beachside from Kihei out to La Perouse, the youngest land on Maui. Take the long way back to our Kihei shop – can you hit all the pit stops we’ve pointed out on this route?

Kihei to Kula (Advanced)

Pulehu Road

45 Miles / 2,800′ Elevation Gain

Cycle through the center of Maui before climbing from the desert to the mountain town of Kula. Enjoy a epic descent to finish up your loop!

Conor O'Brian

Conor O'Brian

Maui Sunriders contributing writer, photographer, and route builder

Conor is an avid bike rider, racer, adventurer, photographer, and graphic artist who spends his winters working for Maui Sunriders. All routes, photos, and written descriptions are his own.

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