- To Sua Trench – leap into the pool at the bottom of this deep collapse lava tube – One of the iconic locations of Samoa
- Piula Cave pools – swim in these freshwater pools formed by raised sea arches
- Apia Markets
- Kayak amongst the wild turtles
- Safe swimming on great beaches
- Explore the waterfalls and pools of the main rivers
- Snorkel over the Giant Clams
There are two longer days of cycling (35 and 32 kms) and 4 days of cycling 12-20 kms). There are opportunities to swim and snorkel every day and numerous waterfalls, pools and caves to explore along the way. As well as opportunities for kayak trips and a fishing half day.
Cyclists should be comfortable cycling 40kms in a day with some hills. While the longest two days are 35 and 32 kms, the heat makes riding a bit harder. This trip can be coordinated with flights arriving Sunday or Monday and departing Wednesday.
Accommodation is mainly resort based with a night along the way in a traditional fale . See FAQs for Cyclists for more details.
- If you have more time – and prefer to see a more traditional side of Samoa – check out the Savaii Unwind or Escape.
Cycle around Upolu over 9 days on quiet sealed roads staying mostly in resorts or motels on the beaches with a night 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 the 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. 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 Samoan Resorts . These are hotel/ motel style with ensuite air con ( or fan) rooms and a choice of dinner menu. Lunch and dinner is at own cost. Most resorts have an alcohol licence, and fresh water swimming pools. Of course there is always the choice to swim in the warm water of the beaches as well.
One night of the trip will be in a traditional Fale (pronounced far-lays) These are provided by the villages and consist of thatched roofs, matting sides, and wooden floors.
The Fale 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 like Namua 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 units are often cooler and much more pleasant.
The frequency of dates for scheduled departures are approximately 2 or 3 monthly. Custom tours can start on any day. More details to appear on the calendar.
Note: The calendar shows arrival day with the first riding day being the next day. Most travellers will need to arrive on the 1st date on the calendar
Those incorporating a Manono Island Paddle will need to arrive two days earlier than the dates shown on the calendar.
This price includes arrival night package and the kayaking option.
See also custom tours for a start on any day.
The Upolu Revive 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.