Total tour distance: 200 miles
Daily tour distance: 25 miles
Difficulty: 40 / 100
Ride, Hike, Snorkel, Swim and spend time with the most openly friendly people on earth. Come and explore the real Fiji with us!
The Fiji Islands are very much defined by the vastness of the South Pacific Ocean which for a long time have provided both isolation and protection. Made up of 332 volcanic islands, 110 of which are permanently inhabited Fiji is most famous as a tropical resort holiday destination. But beyond the friendly faces in the upmarket resorts is a land of big hearted, laid back and genuinely welcoming people. With deep traditional values both the Fijian and Indo-Fijian culture is alive and kicking.
Picture subsistence villages, rain-forested mountains and quiet roads winding around a coastline of an unbelievably clear blue ocean edged with swaying coconut palms. This is the Fiji we are heading for.
‘Vanua ni Sega na Leqa’ takes us to two of Fiji's main islands, starting in Vanua Levu for six days of cycling across the island and on to Taveuni, aptly named the Garden Island. Add into the mix overnight village stays, reef snorkeling and plunging into crystal clear waterfall pools and you have the perfect mix for for a real tropical adventure.
And yes, you may find an occasional pina colada along the way.....
DAY 1: Arrive in Labasa - the copra and sugar cane capital of Vanua Levu. Meet your group and first meal together. Hotel
DAY 2: A day ride around Labasa to get used to our bikes and take our first swim in the tropical ocean. 30km. Hotel
DAY 3: A great day to stretch the legs and get the sweat glands working over a 450m pass. 60km. Hotel
DAY 4: A free afternoon to explore the town of Savusavu, or go for a swim or snorkel. Hotel
DAY 5: Ride the ‘Hibiscus Highway’ following the coast, through sleepy villages.. We stay with our friends for the night. 60km. village stay
DAY 6: A short morning ride to meet our dive boat which takes us to Taveuni Island stopping to snorkel the famous Rainbow Reef on the way. 20km. Village guesthouse
DAY 7: We cycle the rolling Taveuni coastal route through subsistence villages and massive coconut plantations. 45km. Hotel
DAY 8: Bike the extent of Taveuni’s coastal road and spend the afternoon walking in a National Heritage Park. Afternoon transfer to hotel. 30km. 4hr walk. Hotel
DAY 9: Final breakfast together. Or stay on and relax!