Samoa is much more than just an excellent place to cycle or kayak. It has coral sand beaches with safe swimming and dramatic coral outcrops teaming with colourful tropical fish. Much of Savaii has a near subsistence economy with strong traditional customs such as mat and tapa cloth making. Fiafias or dance nights in the small villages are memorable evenings.
The 200km ride around the coast of Savaii is a great way to see and experience traditional Samoan village life. Savaii is much less developed than Upolu and cycling provides a natural introduction. Stop and talk to villagers, get involved in a game of kilikiti (local cricket), join a weaving group or just chat to locals in the fresh water pools or small village shops. Every night is on a sandy beach beside a calm lagoon with good, safe snorkelling and swimming.
Alternatively cycle the 160kms around Eastern and Southern Upolu. It's a little more developed but can be combined with kayaking, waterfall and coastering challenges to create as much excitement as you want. The route takes in To Sua Trench, Togitogiga Falls, the Coastal Walkway and the Giant Clams.
With 29°C sea temperatures and extensive lagoons Samoa is a warm and exciting place to kayak. A wide range of offshore islands provide destinations suitable for all abilities and interests, from deserted tropical islands to places where the traditional way of of life thrives.
Kayakers will almost always see turtles, have opportunities to snorkel over the coral and will usually see a good variety of birdlife including Frigate birds, Gannets and Shearwaters. We sometimes see whales, dolphins and eagle rays.
Samoa has so much to offer from kayaking to uninhabited islands with pristine white sand beaches on their own private lagoon to exploring lava tube caves on foot. Whether you want to better understand Polynesian culture through a personal plantation and village day, test your nerve on off-road downhill tracks or ride to the giant clams we can provide the experience to remember as a highlight of your stay. While the link covers our most popular tours we love creating custom adventures for groups of two to sixty.
Whether your children are 4 or 44, riding around Samoa is a great family experience.It doesn't matter if some of the family don't ride, or if some are triathlon champions, there is something for everyone and a great sense of holidaying as a family.
“We had the most awesome time cycling and kayaking in Samoa for 2 weeks! We would highly recommend this to anyone who would like a holiday with a bit of a difference. A fantastic balance between exercise and relaxation.”
See samoa from comfortable accommodation (One fale night)
Explore Savaii by bike and van
Highlights of Savaii
Day ride to Giant Clams
Giant Clams Ride
Ride to the Giant Clams and enjoy a guided snorkel
Join a group
Set departure dates
Hire a bike and explore
Ebikes, mountain bikes and children's options
Samoa is now fully open to tourists and all Covid restrictions have been lifted. As of 22 September 2022, there are NO requirements for vaccination certificates or Covid tests.
The number of flights available is steadily increasing. Qantas starts flying from Australia in November and Virgin resumes in March. Air New Zealand flights are expected to reach almost two a day in 2023.