Tuamotu/Tikehau: Exploring Avatoru in Twizy

A quick flight to the neighboring much bigger atoll of Rangiroa and it’s time to finally drive around – in a sleek electric car called Twizy. Renault manufactures this tiny electric vehicle with doors opening upwards and two seats inside (although it’s more like 1.5 seats). But it gets the job done, easily going up to 45 km/h (with 5 hp), plus it looks futuristic and gets the local kids staring at it (or more likely they were staring at the girl). Avatoru is the capital of Rangiroa and the small town sits next to Avatoru Pass, one of the two passes into the Rangiroa Lagoon. Two absolutely stunning white-red churches grace the town