Horseback riding

In: Activities, Maui

 

The island of Maui has a number of stables on offer for keen horseback riders

 

 

ON THE NORTH SHORE OF MAUI YOU WILL FIND

 

MENDES RANCH

 Website:  www.mendesranch.com

Address:  3530 Kahekili HIghway, Wailuku

Telephone:  808 244 7320

Reservations:  808 871 5222

HOW DO YOU GET TO MENDES RANCH –

FROM KAHULUI – By car – Head southeast on Kane Street towards W Kaahamanu Avenue.  Turn left at the first cross street onto Vevau Street.  Turn left onto W Kaahamanu Avenue.  Turn right onto Kahului Beach Road.  Turn right onto HI-340 Waiehu Beach Road.  Continue to follow HI-340.  Take a slight right and Mendes Ranch will be on your right.

(7.5 miles/Nineteen minutes).

MENDES RANCH OFFERS –

MORNING OCEANFRONT TRAIL RIDE – 1 ½ hours

Check in at 8.45am (Departs at 9am).

This ride takes you down the edge of the scenic valley to the coastline overlooking the Pacific Ocean and return.

A barbeque lunch is available at an extra fee.

AFTERNOON OCEANFRONT TRAIL RIDE – 1 ½ hours

Check in at 12.15pm or 11.30am if having barbeque lunch.

This ride takes you along the same route as the morning ride.

OTHER ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE –

Private horseback rides.

Riding lessons.

Horseback/helicopter combos.

Mendes Ranch hiking experiences.

Facilities for weddings, private and corporate functions.

See website for pricing and details

 

ON THE EAST SHORE OF MAUI YOU WILL FIND

TRIPLE L RANCH

Website:  www.tripleranchmaui.com

Address:  15900 Piilani HIghway, Kula

Telephone:  808 280 7070

Hours:  Daily from 9am to 6.30pm

HOW DO YOU GET TO TRIPLE L RANCH –

FROM LAHAINA – By Car – Take Front Street to HI-30E.  Continue on HI-30E.  Take HI-37 to Piilani Highway.

(50.7 miles/One hour twenty two minutes).

TRIPLE L RANCH OFFERS –

Choose your own destination rides (1 and 2 hour duration).

½ hour beach excursions.

Full day beach retreat ride.

Eco ride.

RESTRICTIONS

Children should be 12 years and older.

Maximum weight limit 220lbs.

Triple L Ranch is home to Bully’s Burgers which is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 6.45pm.

Burgers are 100% all natural, all beef – containing NO GMO.

See website for menu, pricing and details

 

ON WEST MAUI YOU WILL FIND

PONY EXPRESS TOURS (Family run since 1983)

Website:  www.ponyexpresstours.com

Address:  Crater Road, Kula

Telephone:  808 667 2200

HOW DO YOU GET TO PONY EXPRESS TOURS –

FROM LAHAINA – By Car – Take Front Street to HI-30E.  Continue on HI-30E.  Take HI-37 to State Highway 378 in Kula.  Turn left onto State Highway 378.

(45.4 miles/One hour and eleven minutes).

Advanced reservations are required.

Check in at 8am for a 2 hour ride.  The Haleakala Ranch Ride takes you through Maui’s high country at an elevation of nearly 4,000feet. (Refreshments are included).

RESTRICTIONS –

A weight limit of less than 235lbs apply.

Children must be 10 years +.

No pregnant riders.

See website for FAQ’s, pricing and details.

FOOTNOTE:

Why not stop in and have lunch at Maui Lavender.

Drive 40 minutes to view the top of Haleakala Crater National Park

 

IRONWOOD RANCH

Website:  www.ironwoodranch.com

Address:  22 Hui A Napili, Lahaina

Telephone:  808 669 4991

HOW DO YOU GET TO IRONWOOD RANCH –

FROM LAHAINA – By Car – Head north west on Front Street towards Baker Street.  Turn left onto HI-30W.  Turn right onto Napilihau Street.  Slight left onto Hui Road C.  Turn left onto Hui Road A.

(9.3 miles/Twenty one minutes).

Ironwood Ranch offer rides suitable from beginners to the experienced.  Ride over lush pineapple fields, tropical valleys and ironwood forests which includes panoramic views of Maui and other islands.

AVAILABLE RIDES –

West Maui Journey – 1 ½ hours.

Sunset Ride – 2 hours.

The Hawaiian Excursion – 2 hours.

Maile Pai Ride – Seasonal.

Exclusive Excursion – Price dependant on length of ride.

Specialising in small group rides.

Private rides available.

Book online.

RESTRICTIONS –

Children must be 7 years old +.

Weight restriction on 220lbs apply.

Advanced rides available age 18 years+ and maximum weight limit of 190lbs.

Ironwood Ranch also caters for weddings, private parties and events.

See website for pricing and details

 

LAHAINA STABLES

Website:  www.mauihorse.com

Address:  Punakea Loop,  Lahaina

Telephone:  808 667 2222

HOW DO YOU GET TO LAHAINA STABLES –

FROM LAHAINA – By Car- (Please note: Road has restricted useage roads).

Head north west on Front Street to Baker Street.  Turn right onto Kenui Street. Turn right onto HI-30E.  Turn left towards Kai Hele Ku Street,  Continue onto Kai Hele Ku Street.  At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Haniu Street.  Haniu Street turns slightly right and becomes Punakea Loop.  Lahaina Stables will be on your left.

(6.1 miles/Fifteen minutes).

Ride along the foothills of the West Maui Mountains offering views of Molokai, Lanai and Lahaina Town and harbour.  The trail then takes you into Launiopoko Valley where you will dismount and have lunch.

AVAILABLE RIDES –

Sunset horseback ride – 2 hours.

Lunch ride – Includes beverage, deli sandwich, chips and dessert – 3 ½ hours.

RESTRICTIONS –

Children must be 8 years +.

Weight limit of 275lbs applies.

See website for pricing and details

 

 

ON SOUTHERN MAUI YOU WILL FIND

MAKENA STABLES

Website:  www.makenastables.com

Address:  8299 Makena Road, Makena

Telephone:  808 879 0244

Hours:  8am to 6pm

HOW DO YOU GET TO MAKENA STABLES –

FROM KAHULUI – By Car – Take HI-311S and State HIghway 31 to Makena Alanui in Wailea-Makena.  Drive to Makena Road (4.8 miles).

(22.7 miles/Forty six minutes).

RIDES OFFERED –

Morning Ride – A moderate ride suitable for most levels of experience – 1 ½ hours.

Check in at 8.45am.  Ride starts at 9.30am to 11am.

Sunset Ride – 1 ½ hours – times vary seasonally.

Private Tours – Morning or sunset rides – 1 ½ hours.

Telephone for pricing and availability.

RESTRICTIONS –

A maximum of 6 persons per group.

Children should be 13 years+ and 5 feet tall (accompanied by an adult).

Weight limit of 205lbs.

Minimum height for riders over 200lbs is 5ft 11”.

Some rides are physically strenuous – check with stables for more details

 

 

ON SOUTH WESTERN MAUI YOU WILL FIND

THOMPSON RANCH

Website:  www.thompsonranchmaui.com

Address:  1311 Waianu, Kula

Telephone:  808 878 1910

Thompson Ranch has been family owned and operated since 1902 and is located on the upper slopes of Haleakala at an elevation of between 4,000 and 6,500 feet.

RIDES OFFERED –

Morning rides.

Picnic rides.

Sunset rides.

Private rides.

Wrangler rides.

Thompson Ranch take advanced reservations only.

RESTRICTIONS –

Children must be 8 years+.

Weight limit of 200lbs applies.

Limit of 4 riders per group.

See website for pricing and details

 

 

 

 

 

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