Uncover the beauty of Madagascar and it's people
Exceptional beauty on this unique tour of Madagascar
Trek through captivating landscapes formed during the Jurassic-era
With over 100 species in Madagascar, get your fill of these fascinating animal
Be dwarfed by massive mountain ranges
Snap a photo of this iconic tree
You'll never get tired of the stunning landscapes
Be fascinated by the different species of the animal and reptile kingdom in Africa
Do extraordinary things that you'll remember for a lifetime
Experience life on this side of the planet

Bike and Hike Wild Madagascar

15 days
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$3,589 USD

Throw yourself and the two-wheels of your bike into the land of Madagascar and all its wonderful natural sights. Bike, hike and bask in the dazzling array of landscapes that include savannahs, sea, mountains, beaches and rainforest. Spot wildlife that’s endemic to Madagascar and embrace an adventure like no other on this epic cycling trip.

  • Category
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    15 days
  • Culture Level
    Out There
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    322.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    36 miles
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Dubbed the ‘eighth continent’, Madagascar is a magical land rich in natural sights and spectacular landscapes. It has long been a nature lover’s choice destination. With thousands of animal and plant species that cannot be found on other shores, this is a special opportunity to grab your cycling gear and pedal through rainforests, deserts, mountains, beaches and every other landscape known to man.

This idyllic trip combines cycling and hiking to explore Madagascar in its entirety. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, every pedal and step brings with it a new discovery.

Things kick off gently in the capital of Antananarivo, where you can explore the city’s history and get acquainted with your fellow riders. You get your first taste of the road in Antsirabe, but it is on day three when things really crank into gear.

A circuitous route leads you climbing up to two gorgeous crater lakes, both of which come with intriguing legends. An exhilarating downhill caps off the day in style.

Gradually you are pedaling towards one of Madagascar’s most famous sons – the Ranomafana National Park. The rainforest is best explored on foot and you’ll soon understand why Conservation International has labelled the country a biodiversity hotspot.

Keep your eyes peeled for the famous golden bamboo lemurs and the dazzling array of birdlife. After a decent four to six hour trek, the hot springs that await are much-needed.

Squeeze in some time for a cup of tea in Madagascar’s only plantation, the Sahambavy Tea Estate. Enjoy souvenir shopping in the city of Fianarantsoa.

As the tour enters the final days, there is still so much to see; you’ll explore the Andringitra Massif, a dramatic range of mountains, and the vast Horombe Plateau which will leave you speechless. There’s still room for some cycling and hiking around the Jurassic-era I’Isalo National Park before things are rounded off with a beach bum day right at the end of the trip. What more could you want from this amazing country?

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

On an epic trip like this, you’ll just want to focus on the riding and absorbing all the wonderful sights that Madagascar has to offer. That’s why practically everything is arranged to make this a relaxing trip. Below is all that’s included:

  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • Meals (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Accommodations
  • Snacks and drinks
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

Despite wishing to include everything, there are a few items you will need to organise prior to arrival. Everything excluded is listed below:

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available