Savaii Taster

Savaii Taster

Savaii highlights by bike and van in 4 days

100 kms 4 Days/3 Nights From 1,000 NZD

Explore the best parts of Savaii over 4 days

Explore the beaches and lagoons of Savaii and visit Afu Aau falls and the blowholes. Travel is by bike and van or just by van. Savaii is the big island of Samoa. Bigger than Upolu, but lacking the international gateways of Apia port and airport it is a place where life continues at a slower, more traditional and relaxed pace. It also has the best beaches in Samoa and with the blowholes and Afu Aau falls has some of the best natural attractions of Samoa. Highlights include:

Over the 3-4 days and 2-3 nights you will circumnavigate Savaii (200kms) stopping regularly at villages, freshwater pools and beaches to swim. There are opportunities each day to snorkel in safe lagoons where we often encounter turtles. The tour can be undertaken as a van tour only, but we encourage everyone to ride some bits as it is the best opportunity to experience Samoa and meet the locals.

Cycling

Ride as much or as little as you want

Fully guided

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

Take a quick 3-4 day tour of Savaii by a mixture of cycle and van.  

A great way to experience Savaii on a limited time frame.

The trip can be undertaken just as a van tour, but we encourage everyone to ride at least some sections as a bike is the best way to meet and experience Samoa. 

Ride as little as you want.  Generally we encourage riding at least 20kms a day.

The map below also includes an elevation view.

We offer both motel/resort options and  Beach Fale accommodation.  

The fales are all on superb beaches and offer an insight into village life, while the resorts offer the comforts of home.

 The beach Fales (pronounced far-lays) 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 Taster Tours can start on any day but will often work best if started on a Monday or Tuesday.

Calendar of set Start Dates

Note – Starts on almost any day are possible. 

Price for 2 people – $1,180 NZD  pp

Price for group of 4 booking together – $1,000 NZD pp 

Trips are confirmed once 2 people are booked.

Single supplements on request and as available.

Maximum group size for set departures of Savaii Taster is 4.

The Savaii Taster  is normally run as a custom tour for groups of 2-16.  

It can be modified to include extra days or different accommodation options.

A small number of upgrades to ensuite fales are available.  

The resorts offer a variety of room options.

Fitness Required

The cycle can be just an excuse to see the villages and coast, or a major form of exercise and fitness.  You decide.

The beaches, lagoons and pools provide safe, easy bathing and opportunities to learn to snorkel, while there are opportunities for confident swimmers and snorkelers to extend out further.

Additions and ebikes

Add on kayaking days, a van tour of Upolu or upgrade accommodation. Just ask for ideas and a quote.

We have a limited number of ebikes available for an added charge.

If you want to have a larger group or want to add extra days within the itinerary we will happily provide a custom tour quote.

Does this look like fun?

Dates to be added when travel to Samoa recommences

While we offer this tripas a shared group tour with standard departure dates, it works best as a custom tour where the group can easily agree priorities on what to see and how much to ride (four days is not enough to see everything that is well worth seeing)

[booked-calendar calendar=50]
"A fabulous holiday cycling around the beautiful Savaii thanks to Outdoor.co.nz".
Emma Tina
[minim_itinerary id="0faf976a-10db-46d7-8296-c3bf1f4b1423"]
Comments are closed.
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.