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Is the distance too great to hike from Vaitape to ....

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Is the distance too great to hike from Vaitape to ....

Matira beach? Is the scenery worth the long trek? How is the snorkeling at Matira? Are there any other scenic spots on the main island (Bora Bora) worth hiking to?

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1. Re: Is the distance too great to hike from Vaitape to ....

There’s a video on you tube of a car travelling from Viatape to Matira Beach. The journey by car takes approx. 9 minutes. It’s hard to judge the speed of the car but, assuming 30-40 mph, it suggests the journey is around 5-6 miles. If you were walking therefore you would be looking at 75-90 minutes at a brisk pace so quite a way, especially in hot weather!

The other thing to note is that there is no pavement (sidewalk to you guys) so you would literally be walking at the side of the road, not ideal. If doing so please remember the golden rule ie walk against the traffic so walk on the side of the road where the cars are coming towards you.

All told therefore probably not a good idea.

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2. Re: Is the distance too great to hike from Vaitape to ....

As mentioned above it's probably about a 4-5 mile walk in hot weather with no sidewalks. There are some interesting views and you'd pass Bloody Mary's along the way. I'd suggest renting a bike.

View is great at Matira beach while snorkeling is not great but worth a try if you are there.

There are plenty of scenic views around the island but to fully circle you'd at least need a bike (about 19 miles around the island) or a car.

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3. Re: Is the distance too great to hike from Vaitape to ....

Quite a distance in hot weather, really depends on your condition. I would suggest renting a bike or scooter in Vaitape.

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