- duration 13 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18+ yrs
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Lush agricultural land of the north with paddy fields and fruit orchards
- Ambositra, the arts and crafts capital of Madagascar
- Isalo National Park, with its amazing rock formations, and natural swimming holes
- Dense rainforest and cascading falls of Ranomafana National Park
Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, offers a cycling adventure like no other. We journey on largely quiet roads through a landscape of dramatic highland plains, unique rock formations and natural swimming pools. We pause to visit the lush chain of rainforest in the Ranomafana National Park with deep canyons and huge waterfalls. Apart from its natural treasures the nation is also rich in culture and the many ethnic groups with fascinating traditions contribute to the melting-pot that is Madagascar. Our cycling is rewarded by a day to relax on the idyllic white sand beach of Ifaty on the coast, scattered with palms and protected by an offshore coral reef.
Day 1: Start Antananarivo.
Day 2: Transfer to Lemur park; continue along wide open roads, cycling the best
sections, to Ampefy.
Day 3: Ride to dramatic geysers of Analavory; to waterfalls of Lily river.
Day 4: A long day cycling through traditional towns and villages; overnight
Day 5: Ride to Ambositra, famous for its craft and woodwork.
Day 6: To Ranomafana; thrilling descent through ravine canyon and rainforest.
Day 7: Full day to explore the national park by foot; natural thermal baths and
Day 8: Cycle to cottage industries en route to the red-dust roads of Ambalavaro.
Day 9: Continue through the hills and rock formations towards Horombe plateau.
Day 10: Full day trekking in Isalo N.P.; explore canyons and cool off in natural
Day 11: Cycle through bushland and thick forests; transfer to Ifaty beach on coast.
Day 12: Day of leisure on tranquil Ifaty beach overlooking a vast turquoise lagoon.
Day 13: Transfer to Tulear for flight back to Antananarivo and end.
- 11 nights standard and 1 night comfortable hotels , All accommodation
- All breakfasts
- 8 days cycling with 100% vehicle support
- All transport and listed activities
- (if booking incl. flights)
- Mostly surfaced roads, a few rough sections
- Tour leader/support staff throughout
- Any international flights to/from Antananarivo are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Cycle Madagascar tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle Madagascar tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 375 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 01 August 2020 full payment is required.Travel Insurance
Cycle Madagascar tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Cycle Madagascar tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.