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Mountain Biking

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Mountain Biking

I am considering a trip to Easter Island for a quiet stress free vacation. Is the island bike friendly? Also is this trip a good idea if going single


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1. Re: Mountain Biking

Hi there,

Well you WILL cerainly have a stress free holiday on Easter Island!! I went alone 3 yrs ago and found it absolutly wonderful, it was better going single as you could decide what to do, how to do it, when to do it etc., all by yourself and don't have anyone else to consider or worry about - there are always people there if you want to socialise.

Just a couple of points re: bike friendly.

1) Are you referring to road or mountain bikes?

2) Are you taking your own bike or hoping to hire one?

When i got there i hired a bike for a couple of days - there only exsits mountain bikes and they are the only ones i'd recommend, they are available from a couple of the car hire places - make sure you check them THOROUGHLY before cycling off, one didn't feel right after 100meters so a got another only to have the chain break after 10 km in the middle of nowhere!!!!

If you were gonna take your own bike then thats prob ok - but i wouldn't risk any of my bikes going in transit anywhere!

What ever you do there though - enjoy and be safe in the knowledge that you are one of a handful who will ever get to go and see the wonders that await you there!!!


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3. Re: Mountain Biking

Hi Scott,

Biking is great, even if you are a couple.

My advice is to REALLY check out the bike you rent. My husband and I rented one each and we decided to head out - I was alway behind!!!! Then my husband got a flat!!! We decided to head back - he had to peddle even though it was all downhill going back & I ended up flying past him for a change!!!

Even though this was not our funnest point of our trip - in hindsite it is something that we reminisce on and laugh about today - so travelling with others can have it's advantages too and be careful with your bike selection too!!!

When we return, we plan to rent them again!!!


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Hi. My name is Antoine and I live in Easter Island and I can help you if you want because I know a lot of posibilities to enjoy Easter Island for the best price,I��m french and I know RAPA NUI since 1990 and my wife she��s RAPA NUI, ask for her when you arrive in Easter Island, her name is Lolita Tuki Pate, and answer this message to antoinerapanui@entelchile.net

You welcome for more details