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Itinerary: Madagascar Cycle Tour

Madagascar Cycle Tour

Extraordinary Madagascar by bicycle. Explore the unique wildlife and mysteries of Madagascar as you bike from the central highlands to the white sandy beaches of the Mozambique Channel.

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Madagascar Cycle Tour
Madagascar Cycle Tour

Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, broke away from Africa millions of years ago. With a coastline lined with coral beaches and lagoons the land rises sharply to a great central plateau that covers most of the island. From temperate highlands to tropical coasts the landscape and scenery is as rich and unique as it's wildlife. Madagascar's isolation has allowed many remarkable species to evolve, and there is not a single Madagascan mammal species which can be found in any other place in the world. Even the large rain forests of South America cannot compete with the enormous biodiversity of Madagascar’s flora and fauna.

To explore it all would take months, especially by bike so we have created our cycle tour to bring you up close to the essence of what makes Madagascar tick. Discover lemurs, chameleons and more wildlife not found anywhere else on earth. From the capital of Antananarivo you’ll bike the quiet backroads across the central highlands, through endemic dry forests, past ancient towering baobab trees and out to the tropical coast overlooking the Mozambique Channel in Morondava.

Add in a two day riverboat trip past towering gorges and sleeping crocodiles and hike through the incredible Tsingy limestone formations; And a mouthwatering mix of Malagasy and French cuisine, and join us on our exciting new cycle tour…

DAY 1: Arrive Antananarivo, pre-departure meeting and first dinner together. Hotel

DAY 2: After visiting a lemur sanctuary, we get used to bikes on some quiet paved roads and rolling country. 46km. Local Hotel

DAY 3: We ride out into the central highlands through small villages. 34km. Hotel Bungalows

DAY 4: We begin the day on quiet paved roads. After lunch the road turns to dirt as we cross a 2000m plateau. 30km + optional 48kms. Hotel Bungalows

DAY 5: A free day to explore Antsirabe. Hotel Bungalows.

DAY 6: Our first big ride - all paved and dotted with rice paddies and villages. 108km. Camping

DAY 7: As we continue west the landscape get noticeably drier, descending into dessert country in the afternoon. 43km. Hotel

DAY 8: A morning ride brings us to the Tsiribihina River where we board our river boat for eh next couple of days. 30km. Riverside Camping

DAY 9: We continue our river boat cruise on the Tsiribihina River, spotting wildlife as we go. Riverside Camping

DAY 10: After breakfast, we continue down stream to a tropical river side town. Basic Hotel

DAY 11: A big days biking - up to 97km dirt road riding to Tsingy Bemaraha Nature Reserve sharing the roads with ox-carts. Up to 97km. Hotel

DAY 12: A day off the bikes allows us to explore the reserve by foot and canoe. Hotel

DAY 13: Another big days biking - up to 97km dirt road riding through wide open savannah. Up to 97km. Basic Hotel

DAY 14: A short morning ride brings us to a Kirindy Forest Nature Reserve - home of 7 species of lemur and the elusive fossa. 15km. Basic Bungalow

DAY 15: Our last ride of the tour takes us through the famous Avenue Du Baobab, and on to the seaside town of Morondava. 63km. Beachside Hotel

DAY 16: Final breakfast together. Stay on and relax / or onward travel via Morondava Airport.

Trip Price
US dollars $3,550 (Plus local payment* 300 Euro)
Bike Hire if required USD $300
Single Supplement if requested: USD $750

Prices include:
accommodation 15-nights, meals as per detailed itinerary, two leaders, local interpreter & drivers, 4x4 vehicle support, camping equipment - tents & mattresses, Park Entry Fees: Lemur Park, Tsingy Bemaraha Park, Kirindy Forest, 2 day Riverboat Cruise, Local entry fees, river & road tolls throughout your tour.

Prices Exclude :
airfares, visas, airport taxes, optional activities and excursions, vaccinations, personal equipment and a couple of meals as per the detailed itinerary.

*Local payment is a part of your trip cost and is payable at the beginning of your trip to your tour leader at the pre-departure meeting on your arrival in Antananarivo.

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