Hicking and excursions in all over the French Polynesia.
In Tahiti and the high islands (Society, Marquesas, Austral and Gambier Islands) there are many opportunities for hikes and excursions in island valleys or over hilltops where the breath-taking views encompass a full 360° panorama of mountains, bays, lagoons and on the horizon, the immense Pacific.
In the high islands there are many walking tracks that lead to amazing lookout points, winding through wild valleys and undergrowth, in the shade of mape trees (Tahitian chestnut trees) as you search for the mysterious marae or religious places. Many guides on the hikes are qualified, offer high quality services and will keep you safe.
Across spectacular landscapes with the valleys and the plateaux of the Marquesas islands, rich in archaeological remains, or along the white sand beaches (Tahiti, Huahine, Moorea, etc.), with the sun setting as a backdrop, or even going upstream from the rivers, crossing dense vegetation (Raiatea, Tahaa, etc.)
By bike :
while a normal bike is ideal for the ring road (i.e. flat), a mountain bike will be useful for wending your way into the interior of the islands. Many hotels offer them for hire.
By 4 x 4/quad bikes:
Excursions in off-road vehicles make it possible to explore effortlessly the mountainous, inner isles. Cars, scooters, ‘fun cars’ and quad bikes are also available for hire in certain islands.