West Maui is a beautiful place to visit. It has amazing scenery, beaches, and sunsets. West Maui is also known for its many biking trails that make for an excellent day trip or weekend excursion. The West Maui Loop encompasses the head of Maui.
While you can start anywhere, we recommend starting at our Lahaina rental shop, at 150 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina HI 96761. This is our main location on West Maui where you can rent a bike and begin the biking trail.
Benefits of Biking Around West Maui
You get an amazing workout - Depending on which route you take, biking around West Maui can be anywhere from 30 to 60 miles long! This is great for training and if your goal is to stay in shape while having fun at the same time.
You can adapt it to a shorter route if you prefer - A casual road bike ride is 12 miles from the Boss Frog’s Lahaina location to Kapalua (top of the head of the West Maui Loop) where people can have a view of the beaches along the way.
You explore a beautiful island that you might not have seen otherwise - From Honolua Bay to The Wall and Nakele Point, there are so many beautiful sights to see.
It’s an affordable adventure - At Boss Frog, you can rent a bike and gear for your occasion.
Keeps you occupied and active all day - There are so many places to stop along the way, whether it’s a historic site or scenic view like Waihe'e Falls (the largest waterfall on Maui), that make this an excellent family adventure. And because of how long biking around West Maui is, there's no need to rush through everything since you have plenty of time! Just get started early in the morning and plan on ending when the sun goes down at night…or even camping out somewhere if possible.
How Long Does It Take To Bike Around West Maui?
It takes about three hours to bike around the West Maui Loop if you aren't stopping for photos or taking breaks. It’s best to get an early start though. Think around six in the morning! This way, when it gets hot during the day (which can happen anywhere from nine until two), you won’t be tempted to stop riding and instead make sure that every minute counts.
When starting at our Lahaina location you don’t end up getting back there until around seven-thirty. This is a wonderful opportunity to catch a gorgeous sunset.
The Best Time Of Year To Bike The West Maui Loop
The best times of year to go biking around West Maui are from September until May. This is because the weather during this time isn't as hot and humid, making it much more bearable for those who aren’t used to heat-related activities! The only downside is that there can be a lot of rain at any point in time during these months so if you want to avoid getting caught up in some showers, then try taking your journey between June through August instead.
Tips For Bike Touring Around West Maui
There are many different places that you'll want to visit while biking Maui including some historic sites, the oceanfront views of Kanaha Beach Park, and Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge.
- Wear sunscreen even if it’s cloudy out since you'll be exposed to the sun nearly the entire time while riding around West Maui. This is especially important when biking early in the morning or late into the evening hours during the summertime months.
- Pack some snacks and water bottles that will keep you energized along your ride so that you won't have to take any breaks from all of the excitement!
- Don't forget to bring a camera so that you can take countless photos of all the beautiful places along your biking adventure!