Are you an athlete that loves mountain biking, running and rough water swimming? Has that passion got you thinking about training for the Xterra World Championship or another major, off-road triathlon? If that’s the case, you may want to make reservations to stay at our Maui hotels. Doing so will put you right in the center of triathlon training heaven.
For starters, our Maui hotels are located near some of the best bike shops and mountain biking trails in West Maui. One of the island’s newest venues is Boss Frog’s Bike Shop. They offer visitors access to walk-in bike rentals, bike repair and bike gear. Plus, the owners are mountain bikers. So you may be able to pick their brains about local, secret bike routes too.
As for the not so secret mountain biking trails, you’ll find many of them at the Makawao Forest Reserve. Considered to be state land, it is open daily from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. One of the popular routes is the Kahakapao Trail and Loop. It runs for about 6 miles and features a peak elevation of 3,709 feet.
Some of the other reserve areas to consider exploring by mountain bike are Kahakapao Ravine, Boulder Gulch and Renegade. You can typically find out more about them and additional Maui trails through the local bike shops and the Maui Mountain Bike Coalition. It’s associated with the International Mountain Bicycling Association, so you can trust that its members know their stuff.
Of course you’ll find more than mountain biking trails in West Maui. There are plenty of running paths located near our Maui hotels too. Just ask our Maui hotels’ concierges about where you can find the best ones to suit your athletic abilities and triathlon aspirations. They’d be delighted to point out the perfect trails and where you can purchase additional triathlon related supplies.
In addition, remember that our Maui hotels are located on the beach and feature both a heated pool and a Jacuzzi. So you can easily practice swimming for the triathlon as well. To learn more about our Maui hotels and the triathlon training opportunities located nearby, please contact us at (800) 367-5635.
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