Where to Hire Bicycles and E-Bikes in Samoa
With coastal roads of roughly 180 km (110+ mi) around each of the two main islands, Samoa offers an exciting multi-day cycling adventure. If you’re not into peddling for days on end, however, then there are certainly shorter routes you can take to have a fun, tropical and eco-friendly adventure. But where can you hire bicycles and e-bikes in Samoa? We go over the best bike rentals across the islands in this guide to cycling in Samoa.
For a full guide on everything to do with cycling in Samoa, including tours and bike trails, check out The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking in Samoa.
What is the Price of Hiring a Bike in Samoa?
In Samoa, bicycle hire costs approximately ST$30-$100 per day while e-bikes cost ST$140-$170 per day. Note that reduced daily rates are typically available when hiring a bike for multiple days.
At the time of writing, there are no accommodations offering the free use of bikes/e-bikes to guests; charges apply for all bike rentals.
Mountain Bike Hire in Samoa
Mountain bike hire is pretty limited in Samoa, with just one bike rental operation and a couple of accommodations hiring out bicycles. This could well be due to the fact that the islands in Samoa are quite large and take multiple days to cycle around, therefore, is not most travellers’ transport method of choice – see The Cycling Times & Distances in Samoa. If you are the adventurous type, however, Samoa makes an excellent cycle holiday which we go into in The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking in Samoa but we digress. Back to mountain bike hire!
Bicycle Hire with Outdoor Samoa
Certainly not the first time we’ll mention these guys in this guide on where to rent bikes in Samoa, Outdoor Samoa is the largest bicycle rental and tour operator in the country. They have around 100 bicycles at their base on the western shores of Upolu, offering day and multi-day freedom bicycle hire.
Among the offering, Outdoor Samoa rents out GT Avalanche and GT Agressor mountain bikes configured for touring Samoa, as well as Schwinn Sierra step-through bikes for a more comfortable riding position. If you have little ones in tow, 24″ and 26″ bikes with Trailgators and tow lines are also available.
Outdoor Samoa also offers bicycle accessories for hire, such as panniers, tag-a-long and child-trailers, kiddy seats and follow-me devices. All rentals include a bike bag at the front and helmets.
Accommodations with Bike Hire in Samoa
The options are few and far in between when it comes to bicycle hire at resorts and accommodations in Samoa. That’s not to say bike hire doesn’t exist, as Return to Paradise Resort has a selection of quality adult mountain bikes available for guests and day visitors to hire for a reasonable fee. They offer a pleasant way to explore the surrounding villages and check out nearby attractions like the Savaia Giant Clam Sanctuary and Falease’ela River Walk – find out more in the 5 Best Bike Trails in Samoa.
On the island of Savai’i, Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge promotes bicycle rental at their accommodation on the secluded northwestern shores of Asau Bay. Their rental prices are some of the cheapest on the islands. For both accommodations, we cannot vouch for the quality, simply because the Samoa Pocket Guide team hasn’t seen the bikes. Similarly, Stevensons at Manase is another resort on the island with bikes for hire; a relatively modern fleet with helmets available.
E-Bike Hire in Samoa
For a little power to the peddle, electric bikes and mountain bikes are also an option for cycling in Samoa. With a few tricky uphills or to simply not overexert yourself in the hot Samoan sun, e-bikes are certainly a worthwhile consideration.
E-Bike Hire with Outdoor Samoa
Once again, Outdoor Samoa has come to the rescue with its range of e-bikes available to hire. Their go-to bike is the GT ePanterra with 250-watt Shimano motors boasting a 100 km (60 mi) range but ask about their other e-bike models too, like the comfortable eCity bikes.
More About Bike and E-Bike Rental in Samoa
That’s it for our guide on where to rent bikes in Samoa. But that’s not the end of our advice! Learn more about having two-wheeled adventures in Samoa in the guides below:
- The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking in Samoa
- 5 Best Bike Trails in Samoa
- The Cycling Times & Distances in Samoa