The second largest of Hawaii’s islands, Maui is known as the “Valley Isle” for its untamed geography: created by two major volcanoes, the land that lies between forms distinctive regions like the lush and misty Upcountry or sun-drenched beaches of South Maui. Understandably, the routes that connect Maui’s many regions provide the richest overview of Hawaii’s natural beauty, wildlife, and local culture. In particular, cycling the Road to Hana will take you on a journey through paradise as you pedal past jungle waterfalls, lava tubes, golden-sand beaches, and guava groves.
Hawaii’s tropical trappings are just as abundant off the bike. Nurtured by the dormant Haleakalā volcano, Maui produces spectacular coffee, buttery macadamia nuts, complex chocolate, and tropical fruits—so abundant that roadside stands are some of the best ways to sample the island’s agriculture. Ruins scrawled with ancient rock art bring Maui’s Polynesian history to life, and the waves are a siren song to surf-seekers from around the world. Say aloha to a place where pursuits of leisure will leave you humbled by nature.
Fresh-grilled seafood, purple taro-root poi, banana bread, roast pork, mahi mahi, poke, artisan chocolate, and tropical fruits like coconut, pineapple, papaya, and more
Fresh coconut water, local coffee, tropical juices, Hawaiian craft beer, and classic island cocktails like mimosas and mai tais