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.
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