ALTERNATIVE MTB RIDES TO INVESTIGATE
1. Sigatoka to Ba.
Sigatoka to Bukuya Rd. 43 k.m.
Bus 9 a.m.
Sigatoka Valley Rd. to Bukuya
Bukuya to Navala 20 k.m.
Navala to Ba 26 k.m. ( There is
a 90 min. bus service to Ba three times per day check availability)
Overnight - Bukuya and Navala
COMMENTS-Navala is a traditional
thatched roof village. At Bukuya plan to hike to the waterfall (About an
hours walk each way). Most of the road between Bukuya and Ba is reported
as rough. However this should not be of concern to mountain bike riders.
Take your time and enjoy the villages, people and scenery along the way.
2. Variation on previous rides.
Take a carrier truck from Nandi
market part or all the way to Bukuya, then ride to Sigatoka or Ba.
3.Sigatoka to Namoli return.
Sigatoka to Keiyasi 48 k.m. Bus
9 a.m. arr. 11.30
Keiyasi to Korolevu 20 k.m.
Side tracks on way to
Vatumbalavu, Korovou Extra 10 k.m. return
Korolevu to Namoli Walking Track
only 2 k.m.
Return bus from Keiyasi 2 p.m.
or stay overnight
COMMENTS - Namoli is a traditional
thatched roof village. Underground fortress near Natuatuacoko. Savua
falls and hot springs side trip from Vunavesi village
4. Tavua to Suva.
Tavua to Nadarivatu 30 k.m. Bus
Nadarivatu to Navai 10 k.m.
Navai to Tomanivi (
Victoria) 10 k.m. return trail
Navai to Koro-ni-O 25 k.m.
Koro-ni-O to Naitauvoli 28 k.m.
Naitauvoli to Naivucini (Waiga
Gorge) 9 k.m.
Naivucini to Serea 11 k.m.
Serea to Suva 50 k.m. Bus
COMMENTS - The road from Koro-ni-O is
reported to be one of the roughest on the island. A challenge for
mountain bikers? Tomanivi is the highest peak in Fiji at 1323 metres. To
do this tour in the opposite direction look for a carrier truck at Suva
Markets or Rolston Rd,
to take you to Naitauvoli.
5. Coral Coast
If you are staying anywhere along the
at a resort between Tubua Sands and Man Friday take your mountain bike
along, get hold of map M29 - Korolevu, and take half day rides into the
forests to the north of the
Queens road. There are plenty of settlements and waterfalls within easy
6. Other Islands.
Don't confine your cycling targets to
the main Fijian island. With more time on a future trip I will be
considering Vanua Levu
the second largest island, Taveuni the garden island, Ovalau interesting
and convenient to get to, Kadava Group without a good road system seems
interesting for mountain bikers, and for the go easy riders Lakeba with
only 29 k.m. of road circling the whole island. In general expect less
tourism and to get closer to the real Fijian experience without having to
climb high into the mountains.