Cruiser Phil’s Review
Cruiser Phil’s is the way to go if you are looking for an adventure! It’s also a fun way to visit Haleakala for sunrise and a downhill bike ride while enjoying the incredible views. Their van picked us up from our hotel at 2:00 am (you have to get up the mountain early to see the sun rise!). There was a quick stop at Phil’s site to fill out paperwork and pick up bikes and gear. We were also provided with winter jackets, gloves and windbreakers. The trip to the volcano was another hour, and we reached the summit of the volcano (about 10,000 ft. above sea level) at pre-dawn. The sunrise from this vantage point was breathtaking!
The guides in the national park provided a lot of information about the crater, the geology and history, and that the Hawaiian name “Haleakala” means “House of the Sun”.
Shortly after the sunrise we departed the park and proceeded down to about 6000 ft. to begin our ride. Their driver followed the biking crew in the van, protecting us from other vehicles descending the mountain which really made me feel a lot safer! I finished the entire ride and was extremely happy and proud of myself! I would highly recommend Cruiser Phil’s! It was a great experience. To book a ride, call them at 808-893-2332 or visit them on the web at CruiserPhil.com.