At the heart of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific lies an unspoilt paradise; sans skyscrapers, fast food chains, and traffic lights. Rarotonga is surrounded by volcanic peaks, ridges, beaches, coastal lagoons and rainforest and with a circumference of only 32km means it’s the perfect destination to pedal a bike around.
This relaxed 4-hour bicycle tour guided by Storytellers Eco Cycle Tours is the ideal introduction into the island paradise of Rarotonga. You’ll pedal passed beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountainous scenery, down picturesque lanes, and lush farmlands; where you can sample star fruit, mandarin, guava, and noni. Stop to visit rural villages, take some snaps, cool off in the ocean, and tuck into a delicious lunch at a seafront restaurant. It’s all pretty laid back on this trip.
The Storytellers’ guides are passionate and knowledgeable and you’ll learn about the local culture, history, plant life, and environment. Covering about 12 to 16km over 4 hours, there’s a combination of road and track riding, that would suit the average fitness levels and riding experience…Cadell Evans wannabes need not apply.
For those who wish to bring little ones, children can also be catered for and at the end of the tour you can depart with a dose of good karma as 10% of the Storytellers’ profits go back into the community for development projects. It’s win win. Get pedalling!
Storytellers Eco Cycle Discover Tour costs US$65 per person, including transfers, a four-hour guided cycle tour of Rarotonga, water and lunch.