Savaii Escape

Savaii Escape

Explore Savaii by bike on a 10 day tour

200 kms 9 Days/9 Nights From 1,890 NZD pp

Explore the villages and beaches of Savaii by bike

Experience the traditional culture of Samoa while riding between coral sand beaches. Nearly every night is beside the lagoon with good swimming and snorkelling. Highlights of this fully supported tour include:

While the trip is designed as a cycle tour, it is also suitable for non-riders who can travel in the support van. This works very well for family groups with children; the youngest rider to complete this trip was 8 years old. We also have ebikes available to hire. Cyclists should be comfortable cycling 40kms in a day with some hills. This trip can be coordinated with Friday evening flights from Auckland or Sydney and return flights the following Sunday to almost fit into five days leave. Accommodation is a mix of fales and motels. See FAQs for Cyclists for more details. The standard Savaii Escape runs from Friday night/Saturday morning to the following Sunday afternoon but starts on any day are possible.

Cycling

Average 40kms cycling days with some hills. Mostly sealed quiet roads.

Fully supported

Vehicle based guide will support riders and transport non-riders while providing introductions and explanations of events, locations and culture.

Beaches

Stunning white-sand beaches with safe swimming in coral lagoons.

Packages Available

Regular departures for groups of up to eight. Or get your own group together and book a private trip for 2-16 people.

Tour Details

Cycle around Savaii over 9-10 days on quiet, sealed roads staying mostly on the beaches in traditional, family run Beach Fales.  

The trip is partly about the cycling, but is more about the opportunities that cycling brings to meet the locals and get to know more about the culture.  

Ride in the mornings and spend the afternoons swimming, snorkelling or relaxing on the beach at your lagoon-side fales. 

While the trip is designed as a cycle tour, it is also suitable for non-riders who can travel in the support van. This works very well for family groups with children; the youngest rider to complete this trip was 8 years old. We also have e-Bikes available to hire.

Cyclists should be comfortable riding 40kms a day with some hills. 

The map below also includes an elevation view.

 

Most nights are in Beach Fales (pronounced far-lays) These are provided by the villages and consist of thatched roofs, matting sides, and wooden floors.

The huts are often in the most stunning settings and allow you to sit or lie on your bed and look out across the beach to the most amazing sunsets. Breakfast and dinner are  included and served in a common dining room and the bathrooms are shared facilities. Mattresses, pillows, mosquito nets and bed sheets are included.

The fales are equivalent to a permanent campsite and the more traditional ones are often a highlight for guests. Fale resorts are changing with the times and some offer lockable rooms, corrugated iron roofs, hot showers and ensuites. However, the traditional fales are often cooler and much more pleasant.

Savaii Escape Tours are designed to fit in with arrival on a Friday night flight and departing on a Sunday flight.  Allowing the tour to fit into 5 days leave.  There are scheduled tours starting on many Friday nights/Saturday mornings from April till October.  More details on the calendar.

Note that the sample Detailed Itinerary and calendar of scheduled start dates now excludes the arrival night. We have a variety of arrival night packages and it is likely that traveller from Australia will have a Friday overnight flight option.

The tour price for the core tour (without the arrival night) is $1,890 NZD pp ( or 1,750AUD)

See also Custom Tours to choose you own start date.

The Savaii Escape is available as a custom tour for groups of 2-16.  We recommend this if you are a group of four or more. It can be modified to include extra/fewer rest days or different accommodation options.

Scheduled tours have a normal maximum of eight and a minimum of two.  Custom tours can accommodate up to 16.

A small number of upgrades to ensuite fales are available.  

Upgrades to hotels/resorts are available at some locations and is more practical on custom tours when it becomes easier to adjust the destinations to match accommodation. ensuite

Calendar of set Start Dates

The calendar is being updated to reflect the first cycling day.  Most participants will need to arrive a day earlier and arrival night options are available.

Note – Starts on almost any day are possible and for groups of 4 or more are a similar price.

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"A fabulous holiday cycling around the beautiful Savaii thanks to Outdoor.co.nz".
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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.