7 days/6 nights


Start any date of the year, but best time is between November and April.


40-80 km daily average distance (30-50 miles).

There are some climbs each day, and be prepared for some traffic on some of the roads.


Classic Accommodation:   US$1750

Single suppl. classic: US$450

Luxe Accommodation:   US$2650

Single suppl. classic: US$1150


  • 6 nights hotels
  • Use of a racing bike (Cannondale Synapse 105 or Trek Madone) or 21-speed hybrid bike. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • 4 hours of stand-up paddle board, surfboard or outrigger canoe rental
  • yoga classes at Mana Kai and at Lumeira
  • massage on your last day
  • Area Manager available throughout the tour

Arrival: The principal airport on Maui is in Kahaluli. Transfers to Kihei/Wailea to the first hotel will cost around $40USD and taxis are readily available.

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Maui 7 Days
"I went for a week and stayed a month" Mark Twain

Looking for somewhere to travel during the months between November and April? Look no further than Hawaii and the island of Maui. It’s our favourite island for many reasons: it has reliably warm and sunny climate, great cycling, and plenty of other non-biking water sport activities to fill your days including surfing, stand-up paddle-boarding, and outrigger canoeing. You will see whales, loggerhead turtles, birdlife and more. We’ve designed this itinerary to have you stay in Kihei, on the Napili Coast in West Maui, and Pa’ai to give you access to the best riding (without requiring shuttles) and to allow you to experience the variety of this island.




Day 1

Arrival. Your hotel is included on this day and you check-in anytime after 2:00 pm.  Settle in, then hit the beach, swim and relax. If you are here between December and February, look for whales which can be often seen from shore. We recommend dinner at a local restaurant, Coconuts, that serves superb  fish tacos in a casual setting, or if staying at the Mana Kai, the restaurant at the hotel has one of the best oceanfront settings in Maui. Hotel Mana Kai or Maui Coast Hotel, Kihei

Day 2
Optional early morning yoga class. Meet your bike.  For the first day of cycling, we recommend a ride from Kihei through upscale Wailea to Makena Beach to the Lava Flow and La Perouse Bay (Nature Area Reserve) and back. Afterwards, you will have time for surfing, ocean kayaking (sit on top style) or stand-up paddle-boarding, where you will have a good chance to see loggerhead turtles.  Cycling Distance: 40 km  (+200 m gain)
Hotel Mana Kai or Maui Coast Hotel, Kihei


Day 3
Start the day with yoga or a jog along a trail east of Wakapu Beach. Cycle south through Kihei reaching Lahaina for lunch. Stop and admire the banyon tree planted in 1873 whose branches extend over 200 feet from side to side. Lahaina is the oldest village on Maui and is filled with shops and galleries. Continue through Kanapali, and Hononowai to Napili Beach, stopping along the way where you please; there are pristine beaches all along this coast. Ride Distances: 50 km (300 m gain)
The Mauian on Napili  Bay. (Luxe Upgrade- The Ritz Carlton Kanapali)


Day 4
Your circumnavigation of West Maui will continue, following the coastal road past Kapanou Point and Kahului Bay, past Spreckelsville Beach, where windsurfers and kitesurfers entertain. Arrive to Pa’ia, the hippest village on Maui, filled with surfers (Laird Hamilton and Francisco Goya live here, among others). You may also bump into pro cyclist Ryder Hesjedal who lives and trains here off-season. Paia is filled with great restaurants (Flatbread and Cafes des Amis are two of our favourites), coffee shops (Anthony’s is our ‘go to’ for java), yoga studios and surf stores and unique shops. There are no chain stores allowed here (yeah)! Ride Distances: 70 km (+1200 m gain) Paia Inn, Paia (Luxe Upgrade- Lumeira)

Day 5
The road to Hana is an epic ride, and the scenery is spectacular the entire way. You’ll pass Hookipa, and Jaws,  world-class surf beaches;  turn around at Keanae (half-way)  or descend all the way to Hana. Should you wish to return by helicopter (add cost-$200pp) this would make for a spectacular return trip! Ride Distances: 80 km/ 160 km (+2000m/+4000m gains)
Paia Inn, Paia (Luxe Upgrade- Lumeira)


Day 6

Enjoy a ride up to the upcountry village of Makawao, where historic buildings, now filled with hip galleries and eclectic shops make for an ideal lunch stop and visit. Those wanting a real challenge can continue up to Haleakala Crater; it’s 10,000 ft and 38 mi from Paia to the top- it takes even strong riders several hours!  An alternate ride is to take a shuttle up to Kula (we arrange) and cycle from there along the Kula Highway as far as Nu’u Bay along a beautifully paved road with very little traffic. Back at your hotel, you may decide on a massage to reward your legs (included) or swim at Baldwin Beach, reached easily on dedicated bike path from Paia. 60 km/ 120 km (2200m gain/ 3000m gain) Paia Inn, Paia (Luxe Upgrade- Lumeira)

Day 7

Depart at your leisure. The airport is a 15 minute taxi ride away and your hotel will help arrange.

 

 

"Randonnee did it again- you came up with the perfect itinerary; we considered doing this trip on our own, but everything you arranged was well planned, and organized. Where to next? "

- Martha L, Vancouver, BC


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