Top Adventure Activities Around Maui

Even though I've zipped over a canopy of trees and cycled down Haleakalā, I wouldn't exactly deem myself an "adventurous" traveler, unless, of course, you consider eating poi and wild boar organs—as Andrew Zimmern did while here filiming "Bizarre Foods"—an adventure. Personally, I prefer the Anthony Bourdain route, eating and drinking my way through cities. But for those who seek an adrenaline rush, there's no shortage of ways to get your heart pumping. Promising the adventure of soaring like a bird through a natural habitat, zipline rides have become popular in the adventure tourism trade of Maui. As ecotourism or green tourism becomes a more sought out way to spend vacations, ziplining has become one of the fastest growing eco-friendly activities throughout the world. Cycling, too, has gained traction among adventure seekers. Several commercial outfits sell bicycle tours down Haleakalā and as thrilling as the downhill ride may be, the true adventurist will face the challenge of cycling up and down the mountain. And if the adventure proves daunting, just think “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”