Cycle Tonga: Where to Rent Bicycles in Tonga©
Cycle Tonga: Where to Rent Bicycles in Tonga

Cycle Tonga: Where to Rent Bicycles in Tonga


Where to Hire Bikes in Tonga

Exploring Tonga’s flat islands with the warm island breeze running through your hair is an amazing way to explore the islands. Bicycle hire is limited across Tonga’s island groups but they are available if you know where to look. Luckily, we’re here to help you there with our complete guide to bicycle hire in Tonga! While there are rental companies with affordable daily rates, you can also find resorts that hire bikes out to guests free of charge. Check out the locations of where to rent bicycles in Tonga in the guide below.

While you are here, don’t forget to bookmark our complete bible to cycling in The Guide to Cycling in Tonga.

What is the Price of Hiring a Bike in Tonga?

In Tonga, bicycle hire costs approximately TOP$30-$35 for a full-day rental and approximately TOP$20-$30 for a half-day rental. Discounts may be available for groups, as well as for rentals for 3+ days.

Complimentary bicycle hire is available for guests at some resorts in Tonga. See the guide below for more details.

Cycle Tonga: Where to Rent Bicycles in Tonga©

Bicycle Hire on Tongatapu

An easy ride on the waterfront of Nuku’alofa or around the quiet roads of Tongatapu is a great way to spend some time on a bike on Tonga’s main island. Quality bike hire is available in Nuku’alofa. Check out some recommended cycle routes at The Best Cycling Routes in Nuku’alofa & Tongatapu.

Bike Rentals with ANT Bicycles

Bicycle rental in Nuku’alofa is available with ANT Bicycles. They offer a small but quality fleet of around eight suspension

mountain bikes that are comfortable for riding Tongatapu’s roads, so bookings are highly recommended. They even have a child’s bike. The friendly local team also include a bicycle helmet, lock and key and a hi-vis vest with all rentals.

Mountain bikes can be hired out for a half-day or full-day for affordable rates, while an extra discount can be applied for rentals of over three days.

ANT Bicycles is easy to find in Nuku’alofa, located at 26 Railway Road within walking distance of the city centre. You’ll see the sign outside!

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Bicycle Hire in Ha’apai

Bicycles are a popular way to make your way around the islands of Lifuka and Foa in the Ha’apai Group. Some resorts offer free use of bikes for guests, which are a bit rusty (the joys of living on an island) but were still functional the last time we checked.

Note that the bicycle rentals at Ha’apai’s resorts are “Tongan style” bikes, i.e. the brakes are by peddling backwards, rather than on the handlebars. Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it in no time.

Resorts with Bike Rental in Ha’apai

  • Matafonua Lodge – Based at the top of Foa Island. Free bike hire for guests
  • Sandy Beach Resort – Based at the top of Foa Island. Free bike hire for guests
  • Ha’apai Beach Resort – Based a short drive north of Pangai. Free bike hire for guests.

Learn more about these resorts in the 10 Best Resorts in Ha’apai. Plus, see a recommended cycling route for Ha’apai in The 5 Best Bike Trails in Tonga.

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Bicycle Hire in Vava’u

Cruising around Vava’u‘s main island, ‘Utu Vava’u and its causeway-connected islands by bike is a fun way to explore for the more fit-and-able cyclist, as there are a few inclines. With that, Vava’u has a limited but good choice when it comes to bicycle rentals.

Bike Rentals with Cafe Tropicana

Offering just about any kind of rental in Vava’u, Cafe Tropicana is also a good go-to for mountain bike rental. They provide quality full-suspension mountain bike rentals with half-day (6 hours) or full-day (24 hours) options for an affordable price. Locks and helmets are included in all rentals.

Find Cafe Tropicana in the main hub of Vava’u, Neiafu, along the main road opposite EV Jones and Jetsave. You might as well pop in for a drink or a bite to eat while you’re there – more information at the 15 Best Cafes & Restaurants in Vava’u.

Accommodations with Bike Rentals in Vava’u

A popular accommodation in Vava’u, Port Wine Guest House has a small selection of mountain bikes available for guests to hire. Although bicycle hire is not free, the daily rate is about half of other bicycle rental outlets. Learn more about the accommodation in the 10 Best Guesthouses in Vava’u.

See how long it takes to cycle around Vava’u in The Cycling Times & Distances in Tonga.

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Bicycle Hire on ‘Eua

Since the 2022 tsunami, unfortunately, the resorts that once offered bicycle hire on the island of ‘Eua no longer exist. That’s not to say that the island is still not a wonderful destination; just check out the 50 Best Things to Do on ‘Eua!

We will update this article if and when more bicycle rentals become available on ‘Eua. In the meantime, check out alternative transport options in our ‘Eua Transport Guide: 5 Ways to Get to (& Around) ‘Eua.

More About Bicycle Rental in Tonga

That’s it for our guide on where to rent bicycles in Tonga. But that’s not the end of our advice! Learn more about having two-wheeled adventures in The Kingdom in the guides below:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in Tonga Transport Guide: 10 Ways to Get Around Tonga and the 101 Best Things to Do in Tonga.


Laura (Lola) S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Tonga Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Tonga. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Tonga’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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