Tour OverviewThe 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 cultures are alive and kicking. This is the Fiji we are heading for...
Ride, Hike, Snorkel, Swim and spend time with the most openly friendly people on earth. Come and explore the real Fiji with us! Our 9 day cycle tour takes us to two of Fiji's larger and less populated islands. Starting in Vanua Levu we cycle across the island and on up to the Island of 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.....
Some people choose to extend their adventure by adding on the 3 day / 2 night Batilamu Trek (see below), or stay on and relax into Fiji island time...
The Low-downYou will join a fun bunch of 6-10 bikers from around the world, and we will strive to create a relaxed, fun and intimate group dynamic that feels like a group of friends on holiday.
This trip is led by two wonderful Escape Adventures Leaders, and one local team member. We pride ourselves on the calibre and resourcefulness of these great people who you will be spending your holiday with. Our leaders are all Emergency First Aid (PHEC) trained, passionate about biking, the outdoors, and making sure you have a fun and safe adventure of a life-time.
Your trusty support vehicle carries all your luggage, has lunch, snacks and water at hand, and is there if you feel like a break from the saddle.
The TrekkingThe Lavena Coastal Walk is an easy two hour coastal walk on a flat and rolling well made trail.
The BikingWe ride 20-60km per day; a total distance of 250km spread over six days of biking. The terrain is mostly rolling and flat with some ‘pinchy’ hills. The riding surface is paved and dirt roads which can be rough and pot-holed so a mountain bike with front suspension and semi-slick tyres is the ideal bike. The trip is suited to riders with a good level of biking fitness and being competent off-road will add to the enjoyment of your tour.
Real Adventures, Real People in Real PlacesReal adventure contains an element of the unknown. Because we travel to less travelled places, visit and stay with local families and include trips into wilderness environments the unexpected will happen! It is our aim to provide you with as many unique opportunities as possible and let you have your own unique personal encounter.
Food & AccommodationMeals and snacks are for the most part included throughout your tour with us; this excludes one lunch and three evening meals which are at your own cost to give you the opportunity to explore local cuisine of your own choosing. We are most definitely able to cater for vegetarians and special diets. Typical meals include: ?
Breakfasts - Hotel breakfasts and local village catering.
Lunches - Picnic style lunches and village catering.
Evening Meals - Village catering and local restaurants.
Accommodation includes six nights in hotels, one village stay and one night in a village lodge. You will need to bring along a sleep sheet or sleeping bag liner for the nights in villages and village lodge.
ItineraryLabasa to Taveuni Itinerary
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!
*contact us for a more detailed itinerary
The Batilamu TrekAdd on this fantastic trek pre or post tour!
3 day / 2 night Batilamu Trek
The villages of Koriyanitu have said no to logging this beautiful mountain in favour of protecting it for the future generations.
The Batilamu Trek is a wonderfully rustic 3-day village run adventure trekking up and over the belly of Mt Batilamu the region’s great sleeping giant. Follow your hardy Fijian guide up a historic trading track which climbs steeply up through grasslands and rainforest to overnight in a rustic mountain hut with stunning views back down to the plains and outer islands. The second day brings you down to overnight in the stunning and tranquil Navilawa Village where you will enjoy the night socialising with your hosts.
The trail is uneven and steep in places with exposed sections and is suitable for confident walkers.
Trek Price: FJ$690 per person
Included in your Trek:
Transport from and back to your hotel in Nadi
Local trekking guide & porters
Park entry fees
All meals and snacks from lunch on day-1 to breakfast on day-3
Accommodation in Mt Batilamu Hut
Accommodation in Navilawa Village
Day 1 - 8am your Fijian trekking guide will pick up from your accommodation in Nadi or Lautoka and transport up to Abaca Village. A three hour trek climbs steeply up a grassy spur and up to the edge of the forest. The later part of the climb is welcomely cool as you enter mountain rain forest with awesome stands of Dakua (Fijian Kauri) and Vatu Trees. Overnight in the rustic mountain hut with views back over the Nadi region and outer islands.
Day 2 - An adventurous day navigating the ridgeline of the sleeping giant inland and then down, down, down towards the village of Navilawa. Stop for a freshen up in a cool mountain stream before being welcomed into Navilawa village and meeting some of the village elders and enjoying a night of Fijian hospitality.
Day 3 - Navilawa Village is a magical place to wake up with only the village sounds and smells. You have the opportunity to explore the village and it's gardens before a hearty Fijian breakfast and transport back to Nadi town by midday.
What to Bring:
Small day pack (20-30 litres)
Sturdy walking shoes
Light shirt and shorts for trekking in
Warm fleece or jersey
Light weight rain jacket or poncho
Sleep sheet and pillow case (mattress and blankets will be provided)
Change of clothes for the evenings (shoulders covered)
A sulu or sarong for the evening in the village
Ziplock bags (for keeping cameras dry)
**please ask us about booking this