Sunrise from the rim of a volcano
One of Maui’s most memorable experiences for me was seeing the Haleakala sunrise from 10,000 feet above sea level.
Haleakala is a Hawaiian name that means house of the sun.
Here is a video of the drive created by Go Visit Hawaii http://www.govisithawaii.com/2013/10/21/whats-it-like-to-drive-from-the-summit-of-haleakala/ http://youtu.be/wpb_wGQ
After visiting Haleakala few things to know is that the road is on the cliff edge and there aren’t any guard rails.
After the sunrise is when the EPIC part of our day begun, a bike ride down the side of the volcano. An experience I highly recommend.
Our journey began with the panoramic sunrise view of Haleakala Crater, in the Haleakala National Park, a once in a lifetime experience.After sunrise, we coasted down from just outside of the park to sea level into the original territorial capital of Hawaii, Paia.
During our ride we seen unbelievable views of the Islands of Hawaii, Molokini, Kahoolawe, Lanai, and the West Maui Mountains, with photo stops along the way. We viewed the pineapple and sugar cane fields that once dominated Hawaii’s industries and so many sugarcane & pineapple fields. The smells that we glided through on the ride were insane yummy!
A 28-mile downhill ride on paved roads with only 400 yards of peddling. We couldn’t believe and will never forget it.
At the end of the ride we enjoyed a full sit down breakfast at Cafe O’Lei At The Dunes Country Club
in Kahului, overlooking the golf course, West Maui Mountains and the Iao Valley.
You definitely have to put this on your Life List!!