Maui Cycling Tours | Photograph by Conor O'Brian

Tour of Haiku Cycling Route – Intermediate

30 miles, 3,000’ elevation gain

Climb to the cowboy town of Makawao before a scenic and windy descent through the jungle town of Haiku. Then, ride back to Paia along the ocean.

30 miles, 3,000′ of climbing, 3 Maui towns to explore.

Starting at our shop in Paia, aim straight uphill on Baldwin Ave. After 7 miles and 1,700’ in elevation gain, you’ll hit Makawao town. In Makawao, there is a general store in addition to a couple of restaurants and food trucks…great refuel stops if the climb took it out of you!

At the 4-way intersection, turn left to start a stellar descent toward the center of Haiku town. Take your first left at Kokomo Rd and settle in for a few downhill miles.

Haleakala from Baldwin Ave

Through the jungle and back toward the beach.

As you approach the town center of Haiku, you’ll pass over a couple of speed bumps. The road will bend to the right. At the bend, our route has you take a left at the “Haiku Town Acres” sign for a fun side route through a beautiful neighborhood. If you opt into this side quest, it’s a short climb back up into Haiku town. Be sure to stop for lunch at any of the great eateries in Haiku!

Continue along our route by finding Haiku Rd, and following it for a fun few miles of tight, windy rollers through the jungle. A final, beautiful climb awaits you up E Kuiaha Rd – one of our favorites in Haiku! You’ll connect back up with Kaupakalua Rd, where you’ll then turn left to descend back to the Hana Highway. Take a left on the Hana Highway, and cruise the steady rollers all the way back to Paia!

Photograph by Conor O'Brian
Conor O'Brian

Conor O'Brian

Maui Sunriders contributing writer, photographer, route builder, and road cycling guide.

Author: Conor O'BrianMaui Sunriders contributing writer, photographer, route builder, and road cycling guide.
Conor is an avid bike rider, racer, adventurer, photographer, and graphic artist who spends his winters working for MSBC
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