Maui is a melting pot of green carpeted volcanic mountains, renowned beaches, and leafy rainforests. Also known as the Valley of Isle, Maui is home to some of Hawaii’s most action-packed adventures. The island has 120 miles of coast with 30 miles of pristine beaches perfect for water sports like surfing, SUP and snorkeling. Cycling in Maui is also world-class – it has one of the longest downhill mountain bike trails in the world that starts at 10,000 ft elevation. Whether you paddle out to see Maui’s sea life up close or shred the Haleakala singletrack, Maui has something to surprise you.
Maui is definitely famous for its water sports, but it’s also a great place to bike. Maui biking boasts a total of 21 trails spanning over 30 miles, with options for beginner through expert. Beginners can try out smooth and easy Pili Trail in the Kapalua Area. For an intermediate mountain biking adventure, head north to the Kahakapao loop in the Makawao Forest Reserve. For an epic, advanced descent, shuttle up the 10,000-ft Haleakala, a dormant volcano, for the Skyline trail to the bottom. Riding Maui trails on e-bikes is another convenient way to discover biking destinations in Maui with the option for some electric assistance. Make sure to check on e-bike policies in Maui, since they are still changing many places.
After your biking excursions, visit Maui’s 30 miles of pristine, world-class beaches for water adventures including SUP, snorkeling, and surfing. Paddle or swim with different kinds of fish, see sea turtles up close, and ride world-famous waves while you’re in Maui.
When is the ideal time to visit Maui? The spring from April to May and fall from September through November are great times both for ideal weather and fewer crowds. The busiest seasons are summer and winter.
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