The Guide to Bicycle Hire in Niue
Niue is renowned for its pristineness, often best seen on two wheels while also helping preserve it with a sustainable choice of transport. Whether you’re hiring a bike to hit the 190km (118 miles) of bush trails meandering the interior of the island or looking for a way to get to the snorkelling spots, there are bike rentals in Niue to suit your mission. We go through the options in this guide to where to rent bikes in Niue.
Can You Bring Your Bike to Niue?
Before we dive into the bike rental companies in Niue, you might want to consider bringing your own bike to Niue, especially if you’re a keen cyclist.
The sole airline flying to Niue is Air New Zealand. For checking in a bike onto an Air New Zealand flight to Niue, you need to pack the bike in a bike box or bike bag. Bike boxes are available to purchase at the Auckland Airport for around NZ$25.
For packing your bike in a bike bag or box, you don’t need to deflate the tyres, but you do need to do the following:
- Remove the handlebars or turn them sideways
- Remove the pedals or turn them in
- Make sure the pressure of any nitrogen gas mountain bike struts is no more than 200kPa (kilopascal) or 29PSI (pounds per square inch)
- Make sure that any cartridges for inflating tyres are less than 50ml (1.6oz) and contain a non-flammable gas.
Remember to seal the box and label it with your name and phone number. It’s a good idea to place accessories in a bag within the bike box/bag.
For more tips like this, take a look at the 9 Tips for Cycling in Niue.
Bike Rentals in Niue
Niue has several options when it comes to bike hire. Some of the island’s car rental companies have mountain bikes available, while there are also dedicated bike hire companies with e-bikes handpicked for Niue’s roads. Additionally, some accommodations hire out bikes and/or offer guided tours.
Bike Rentals in Alofi
Niue Rentals, based in Alofi North, has a decent range of mountain bikes for hire so they’re bound to have a mountain bike available even in the busy season. They also have a very limited number of e-bikes available.
Alofi Rentals in the centre of Alofi also hires out mountain bikes, as part of their large fleet of vehicles to get around the island.
Based near the airport in Fualahi, Alofi, Freedom Bikes Niue offers a fleet of e-bikes, an alternative to hiring a car in Niue for a more sustainable transport option. With minimal effort, you can enjoy travelling up to 120km (75 miles) a day using peddle assistance.
Bike Rentals Around Niue
Guided and self-guided bike tours with mountain bike rentals are available at Namukulu Cottages, a cottage complex accommodation in the village of Namukulu. They offer mountain biking tours to snorkelling spots near the accommodation, as well as a more challenging experience hitting the inland bush tracks.
Niue’s only resort, the Scenic Matavai Resort in Tamakautoga, also offers bikes for hire. They have a small fleet of e-bikes available, which you’ll need to snap up quick at this popular resort.
Accommodation with Free Bike Hire
A few accommodations on the island generously offer complimentary bike hire for guests during their stay. If you’re looking to have a bike available for the duration of your stay in Niue, then it’s well worth considering one of the following accommodations.
Accommodation with Complimentary Bike Hire
- Damiana’s Motel
- Lolani’s Retreat
To learn more about these accommodations, see the 5 Accommodations in Niue with Bike Hire.