Whereas travelling by car or bus only gives you a snapshot of Samoa, biking provides a closer and more intimate view of the Samoan landscape and village life. The roads are well-sealed and except for an occasional but avoidable pot-hole, a safe and smooth ride can be had for cyclists of all levels.
From two days, to two weeks, there are bike rentals and cycle tours in Samoa to suit your needs – you can tailor your itinerary to ensure you get to all the essential sights and sites of Samoa. Just check the listings below for some ideas on how best to enjoy your Samoan cycling tour.
Think it’s too hot to bike in Samoa? As long as you have sunnies, water and take advantage of the fresh-water swimming pools dotted throughout the islands, you've nothing to worry about. Just be sure to ask the village for permission before you take a swim.
Family-owned markets and fruit stalls are scattered along the main roads and offer refreshing coconuts, mangoes and other fresh fruits that are in season. Remember that coconut water is the best natural isotonic drink available.
The roads of southern Upolu and all of Savai'i have very little traffic, which means you will have the roads all to yourself. Don’t worry though, you will not be alone. Expect to be greeted by every villager you pass with warm smiles and enthusiastic waves – be sure to wave and smile back!
Samoa’s diverse accommodation choices, ranging from beach fales to deluxe resorts, are scattered all throughout the islands and make for an easy multi-day trip. Pack light, stretch your legs and pedal your way through paradise.