Vacationing on Maui and looking for something fun to do? What could be better than renting bikes and going for a bike ride on Maui? Don't know where to ride on Maui? We've compiled a few suggestions for easy and fun West Maui bike routes. These rides are for casual riders and are suitable for the whole family. If you are looking for more serious riding or challenging mountain bike rides, head into the bike shop or give us a call at (808)661-9005 to get advice. When you rent a bike at West Maui Cycles, ask for directions to get to the best riding or for more detailed advice about the bike route you’ll be riding.
A Lahaina to Kapalua Bike Loop – One of the best ways to explore West Maui is from the seat of a bicycle! Roads aren’t crowded with busy city traffic, scenery is amazing and most riding in West Maui is on flat or at most includes only gradual climbing. Unless you head around the West Maui Loop for a few challenging hills to climb, riders of any ability will enjoy cycling in West Maui. A popular fun bike ride begins in Lahaina and goes north up to the resorts of Kapalua and the famed Plantation Golf course. Start at West Maui Cycles in Lahaina and ride North along the Honoapiilani Highway until you reach Kapalua. If you want to minimize riding the same road twice on this route, you’ll want to head off the highway at Kapalua and take the left onto Office road in Kapalua. If you don’t mind a little backtracking, extend the ride another mile or three by heading past the Kapalua Resort and continue riding till you get to the north side of Honulua Bay. After you explore Honolua Bay and Slaughterhouse Beach or the Planatation Golf course, get back on the highway for a short ride south until you see the Office Road in Kapalua. Take Office road toward the ocean. You’ll pass the Kapalua Golf Academy, Sansei Sushi restaurant and the Ritz Carlton Kapalua (all on the right side of the road) hotel. Take a left at the end of Office road where it joins into the Lower Honoapiilani Road. Ride south on the Lower road through Kapalua and into Napili. Pause at Honokeana Bay to watch the turtles for a few minutes. The ride continues south along the Lower Honoapiilani Highway, passing through towns of Kahana, Mahina and Honokowai before rejoining the Upper Honoapiilani Road for the return ride back into Lahaina Town. This ride is approximately 25 miles round trip and would be suitable for any of our road bike rentals. Or, rent a mens or ladies Electra Beach Cruiser for a fun way to enjoy a leisurely bike ride with beach breaks along the bike route. Our Electra beach cruisers include a handlebar basket for your swimsuit and towel. All of our bike rentals include a cable with lock and a bike helmet. Take a look at the Lahaina to Honolua bike route details below and then load the bike map into your mobile device:
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Lahaina to Petroglyph at Olowalu Bicycle Ride - We've highlighted the details of this fun coastal West Maui bike ride in other article here on our bike blog, but thought it worth mentioning again as a family bike ride opportunity. With the exception of the Petroglph, the rest of the Lahaina to Olowalu bike ride is coastal flat stretch of pavement. After you pick up your bike rentals at West Maui Cycles in Lahaina, head back onto the Honoapiilani Highway and ride south through Lahaina. Once you get to the southern end of Lahaiana, the first beach park on the right will be Puamana. Keep riding South along the coast until you reach the trees overhanging the road and the little community of Olowalu. You’ll see the Olowalu General Store and Leoada’s Pie and Sandwich shop on the left. Look for the trail cutoff. Get all the bike route details and download the Google map for the Lahaina to Olowalu bicycle ride into your mobile device.
West Maui Mountain Biking – Join our West Maui Cycles Shop Ride on Sunday afternoons to discover where to go mountain bike riding in West Maui! This is a group mountain bike ride and we usually explore one of the many West Maui mtb trails. We often finish at a vantage point perfect for catching the spectacular sunsets at the end of the ride. Rent a full suspension mountain bike and get Dad out for our Sunday afternoon group mountain bike ride! One of our shop riders will guide the group of mountain riders on trails in the West Maui Mountains. Be sure to call the shop before the ride to find out where to meet at 4 pm in time for ride start at 4:30. NOTE: This week’s group bike ride is slated to start from McDonalds in Kahana instead of the usual shop starting point of the bike shop in Lahaina. Because weather and other dynamics may change the starting point or where we’ll ride, be sure to give the shop a call for the latest details.
Ready to go for a bike ride on Maui? A few more suggestions for Maui bike rides. Please use the comments section below to share other ride details or ask questions about Maui biking. Ready to rent a bike to ride on Maui? Then hit the button to make a Maui bike rental reservation: