Can you island hop the Pacific islands, ferrys so on? And what are the roads like to cycle?
Im about to finsh my cycleing trip in NZ and want to go to the pacific islands Tonga,Samoa,Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomons. Im gunna spend a few months there but just wondering if there are ferrys or maybe you can pay boat owners that are heading that way to take you. And sence im cycleing what are the roads like i have 1.5inch wheels now witch is great for NZ but are the islands mainly dirt tracks? And thorts would be great.
I was in Raratonga (Cook Islands) a few years ago and the main streets were great for cycling. We rented bikes and traveled the island. It was great. There are some dirt roads leading up into the hills but I would say most roads were in good shape.
Fiji makes up 300 islands and yes there are boats and ferry available to take you from island to island. I was on the main island which had pretty good roads and Matamanoa which really didn't have any roads but was a great island vacation. Many of the Fijian islands are small and have one resort on them. I would stick with the larger islands.
The only public international public transport by sea in the Pacific is: Vanuatu - New Caledonia, Samoa - Tokelau, Papua New Guinea - solomon Islands. Having said that most of these countries have public ferrys that go from island to island within the country.
If you find people traveling by yacht you might also get them to take you either for free, for money or in exchange for working on their yacht
thankis heaps. that helps alot. ill have to have a think and see what happons but might leave it till i get back and back pack it, it might be a bit easyer. takeing the bike on and off boat could just be a real pain in thew arse
Fiji has a hop-on hop-off in the Manuca Islands on the bottom South East.