Maui is certainly known for water sports, but it's also a great place to take a mountain bike. With just over 10,000 feet of elevation relief, there's plenty of opportunities to pedal.
The island has a handful of good rides that can keep you busy for a few days. Start with the Kahakapao Loop
in Makawao Forest Reserve to get a sampling of the red dirt and dense forest on the north shore. If you like to catch air, you can also find the Makawao Flow Trail here.
For a little more adventure, head up to the top of Haleakala. At just over 10,000 feet this dormant volcano is the starting point for the Skyline Downhill
, a thrilling adventure that takes you down from Maui's highest elevations to the ocean.