Cycling around Samoa is a popular way to slow down and see the sights.
Either circle each island’s coastal ring road, or find a single-track for a more challenging mountain bike ride.
Go it alone or join a tour on the island of Savai’i - where you can have a biking guide, or simply a van to take your gear to the next place you’re staying.
With many resorts, hotels, fales and other accommodation dotted along the coastline of Savai’i, it's easy to cycle between nightly rest stops.
There are also fruit and BBQ stalls and plenty of swimming holes along the way - just remember to ask the village for permission before you swim.
Samoa’s main roads are generally sealed, but cyclists will encounter many patched-up areas and potholes.
Head out as early as you can in the morning before the heat of the day builds. Then relax on the beach or at the pool in the afternoon.
Bikes can be rented from some resorts and from Outdoor Samoa on Upolu and Savai'i. Visitors can ride independently, or opt for a company that offers a bag carry service or full support vehicle.
Take a bike lock to ensure your bike remains where you left it, when you went for that well-deserved swim.