Discover this beautiful crater lake on day 3
Cycle along beautiful roads with lively traffic
Explore this charming part of Madagascar at the beginning of the tour
Experience the crater region of Tritriva and the glorious ups and downs
Enjoy a varied bike tour and experience a glimpse into different cultures
Spend day 12 hiking this spectacular national park and spotting lemurs
Hike in the ancient Andringitra massif on day 10
Experience cycling through the varied terrain of Madagascar
Changing landscapes emerge as you tour through the country
Experience riding over a variety of terrain on this diverse tour
Bike and hike through the glorious landscapes with several treks arranged through National Parks on this tour
Explore the ruggedly beautiful Isalo National Park by foot
Enjoy the tarmac as you head towards Toliara
Unique and glorious baobab trees of Madagascar
Have fun on the dirt roads of the route
Spot the lemurs as you trek through Ranomafana rainforest
Discover the natural beauty of Madagascar
Cycle tour Madagascar and enjoy the views
Enjoy some hiking to get up close and personal to the Madagascan flora and fauna
Watch the Vezo fisherman when you reach Toliara
Spectacular setting with spacious tents, bathrooms and a central bar and restaurant

Cycle Madagascar from the Highlands to the Coast

16 days
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$2,492 USD

Cycling from the Malagasy highlands to the coast is one unforgettable experience to discover the fourth biggest island in the world. From Antsirabe to Ifaty beach you will cover about 580 km (360 mi) of cycling. This trip gives cyclists a good chance to meet local people, learn about their culture and customs, explore fauna and flora and of course cycle through villages and different landscapes. This itinerary is a well-balanced tour, not only the accommodation and highlights but as well the mixing of tarmac road and off-road terrains. Experience this very special bike ride through Madagascar.

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    16 days
  • Culture Level
    Out There
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    348 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    43.5 miles
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Madagascar is a third world country that is not fully geared up to tourism. Therefore be prepared to expect changes to the itinerary or accommodation right up the last minute. Due to weather conditions, (rain or cyclones) whole areas can be flooded or bridges may be destroyed. Aircraft may not fly; trains are not always on time – sometimes not at all. The standard of roads and accommodation is not the same as in Europe or other developed countries. Don’t forget: You’re on holidays. The tour operator is flexible in terms of distances and timings. If you need to do some extra miles, they will be happy to arrange this for you. If you think a bit less is fine, the support car is often very close at hand.

The tour covers 560 km/347mi (with approximate 165 km/102 mi dirt road) over 8 cycling days. A support car is available for most of the tour and varying distances can be achieved on this tour as the operator is flexible to support your wishes. The biking terrain varies considerably on the tour as does the landscape as you traverse Madagascar. The tour also includes several visits and hikes in the epic landscapes as detailed in the itinerary, these include National Parks - Visit in Ranomafana (hiking) and Isalo NP (hiking); Private Parks - Anja, villagers Park, (hiking); Regional walks - Vakinankaratra region around Antsirabe and Andringitra massif and region (hiking). At the end of the tour, you will also spend two full days at the beach, soaking up the Indian Ocean views. Here you can be as active or sedentary as you wish with snorkelling and swimming available and walks.

Typically, you will be sharing your experiences with like-minded bikers and you'll have a cycling tour guide with you. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends, the tour is good value and a great way to meet new people. Although the itinerary is scheduled, there is some flexibility according to your needs. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as experiencing new cultures.

Please bring a sense of adventure when travelling to Madagascar. It is a developing destination and you will be cycling through remote areas where hotels, infrastructure and travel services are often basic. Be prepared to go outside your usual comfort zone and you will be richly rewarded. Discovering the real Madagascar at close hand is what this challenge is all about.

Note that private tours for groups are available if desired. Please see the optional add-on box for more information or contact us for larger groups.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

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

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals Days 2-13
  • Breakfast only Days 14-16
  • English Speaking Tour Guide Days 1-13
  • Mechanic (with minimum of 6 cyclists)
  • Mineral water during cycling
  • All transport and transfers
  • Local guides in the visited parks
  • Entrance and guide fees in the parks
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Mineral water on non-cycling days
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Additional beach activities
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
5 tour add-ons available