Hiking in French Polynesia

French Polynesia is usually known for its paradisiacal beaches and its activities essentially turned towards the lagoon and the ocean. However, the islands also offer magnificent hiking trails and amazing viewpoints! Here is a selection of accessible hikes, mostly without a guide, on Tahiti and Moorea, but also on other islands of Polynesia.

As a precaution, always find out about the weather conditions, especially during the rainy season, during which some trails can be degraded and potentially dangerous.

GPS tracks

The trails are not always well marked. It is advisable to use maps from the OpenStreetMap database for guidance.

The smartphone application OpenRunner will be very helpful to you. Indeed, after creating a free account, you can follow the tracks by clicking on the OpenRunner links available to you on each page of this website. Tracking is available offline if you have downloaded the track and the map beforehand and that you have activated the offline mode. As for the website, it is just possible to display the tracks without registration.

The application maps.me will also give you access to OpenStreetMap data while being offline, but does not allow you to follow a track.

You also have the possibility of downloading the GPS tracks for each of the hikes, to use them at your convenience.

Many providers also offer excursions. Do not hesitate to call on one of them if you feel more comfortable with a guide.

Furthermore, Tahiti Rando declines any responsibility for accidents.

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