‘Bike n’ Zip’ Tour Launched

Hawaii’s Skyline Eco-Adventures has launched a first-ever “Bike n’ Zip” tour on Maui in a new partnership with Maui Downhill, Maui’s first bike company.

The Bike n’ Zip Haleakala Sunrise Adventure tour begins with a Maui sunrise at Haleakala’s summit of 10,000 feet, also known as the “House of the Rising Sun.” Guests will learn about the history of Haleakala, the world’s largest resting volcano, and its significance in Hawaiian culture, before gently descending down 21 switchbacks with bi-coastal views, starting from 6,500 feet on the mountain’s western slopes.

Guests will then trade their bike helmet for a zipline harness upon arrival at the Skyline Eco-Adventures Haleakala tour, the first zipline course in the US and a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner. The tour’s five ziplines on the slopes of Haleakala feature up to two hours of canyon crossings, 90-foot drops through towering eucalyptus trees, a swinging bridge, and Maui’s only “pendulum” up-and-back zipline, which tops 45 mph. Guests will also have the opportunity to experience the upcountry beauty of a neighbouring Maui lavender farm.

Bike n’ Zip tours start at US$249.95 per person for a full-day experience of up to nine hours, including complimentary transportation options and a continental breakfast. Those booking online at zipline.com/bike-n-zip can save 10%.