Moderate, Flat Terrain Mileage: 13 one way
This is a great bike ride if you have minimal time or you just want to ride a short distance. From our bike shop in Lahaina, take Highway 30 South, or when you leave the shop ride up Lahainaluna Rd and turn right on the highway. You can check out the shop in Google street view on our Lahaina bike shop locations page The highway has a nice shoulder however you do have to be careful coming out of Lahaina because there can be quite a bit of debris on the road. Also there are a few drainage grates you need to be careful of. These are obvious when you are riding, however they can become slick in the rain. By the way it rarely rains on this ride. Lahaina is the Hawaiian word for “House of the Sun” for a good reason. It is approximately 13 miles to the pali lookout from the Boss Frog’s bike shop on Lahainaluna rd.
Great Sightseeing on the Road to Pali Lookout
On this bike ride, you will cruise through Launiupoko, with its quaint little beach park. This is a great spot for introductory surfing and is also a great place for the kids too play. There is a little wading pool for the very little guys. After Launiupoko you will ride through Olowalu. Check out our Olowalu Petroglyphs ride on this site. There is a little store here where you can pick up a snack, water etc… It is mostly flat until you hit the beginning of the Pali, which is in the area of the tunnel. The Pali Lookout is a great place to view Maalaea Bay and the small island of Molokini, which is a popular snorkeling destination. Boss Frog’s can set you up with a great boat trip if you are interested in snorkeling at Molokini. Anyway, the Pali is also a great place to whale watch during whale season which runs December through May. When leaving the Pali Lookout on your bike ride, be very careful when crossing the highway. The lookout is on a curve in the road so cars can come around the corner quite fast. Also when on this bike ride be sure not to stop on the shoulder of the Pali. It can be dangerous as people tend to sightsee while driving and they can drift into the bike lane. If you need to pull over to the side of the road, find a spot that has a good shoulder. This is not too hard to find. Have a safe and fun ride.