About Us

How it all began

Ross and Frances Bidmead established Outdoor Samoa as a result of their first trip in 2008. They returned over the following years, transforming their trips with friends to a fledgling business operating cycle and kayak options.

In 2018 they moved depots to the current site in Mulifanua, followed closely by 3 years of a Covid-19 lockdown.  

In late 2023, the couple sold their company to Cycle Journeys who continue to operate cycle and kayak options across both islands of Samoa.

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.