Maui offers downhill rides and single-track trails where even the most hard-core mountain biker can have a good time.

Mountain Biking in Maui

Many people are surprised to learn that on an island best known for its ocean activities there is decent mountain biking. Head to Waiakoa Loop Trail for an easy ride or tack on Skyline Drive’s 3,000-foot climb for a screamer of a descent. If you don’t have a day to devote to a downhill epic, there are a few places to simply work in a few hours on the trails.

Waimea Canyon offers roller coaster foothills for for experienced mountain bikers.

Biking in West Kaua‘i

Starting in the cool mountain air along the rim of Waimea Canyon at around 3,600 feet, this 11-mile ride skirts the rim and then heads down the roller coaster foothills to the coast at Kekaha. Sunrise and sunset group bike tours are offered, but of course you can always take the ride on your own.

Taking a gondola ride through fall foliage in Killington Vermont.

Vermont Travel Guide: Killington Resort and Vicinity

Killington’s size and challenging terrain have made this the most popular ski resort in the East. In recent years, Killington has become more and more crowded, giving it the nickname “Beast of the East” in some circles. For the sheer difficulty and exhilaration of its terrain, however, it is arguably without equal east of the Rockies (only Sugarloaf in Maine compares), leading skiers to return year after year to test themselves on its slopes. We’ve got an overview of the best activities, accommodations, and deals for you to check out during your trip.