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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  • How many days is the tour?

    You have 15 days and 14 nights of fun on this tour. 9 of which will be spent on the bike and 3 days of hiking.

  • Where does the tour start and finish?

    Meet at the Combava Hotel in Antananarivo. It can be accessed via Ivato International Airport (TNR).

    It ends at Toliara where you can have breakfast at La Mira hotel before heading to Toliara Airport (TLE) or to your onward destination.

  • How many riders will be in the group? And what is the minimum age to join?

    We can't say for certain how many will be joining. However to keep the tour personal the maximum number of participants is 16 and minimum is 2.

    Minimum age to join is 18 years old

  • Can you describe the tour?

    The journey is a multi-activity tour consisting of 519 km of riding and up to 50 km of hiking. This trip is recommended for confident and physically fit riders looking for a challenging experience with a variety of off-road activities.

    Although for some riders the journey may at first seem overwhelming, the rewards for your effort are priceless. It will also have lasting memories once you have made up your mind to get in the saddle, and those adventurous minds are sure to make the most of their time on this one-of-a-lifetime expedition.

    Suitability: The majority of this trip takes place off road, so it's recommend that participants be physically fit and confident riding on rough terrain. In addition, as this cycling adventure is complimented by two days of hiking through rugged terrain, a moderate level of physical fitness will be an asset.

    Biking Conditions: The off-road portions of this trip are offset by flat tarmac and hard-packed roads. While the trails are generally smooth, some sections have loose gravel and sandy patches that could prove hazardous to riders. Additionally, as some of the descents can be rocky, extra caution is recommended.

  • Are bikes included?

    No, however, you can hire bikes locally . The bikes are Carraro mountain bikes with lightweight alloy frames, 24- to 27-speed gearing, v-brakes, and Shimano components and front suspension.

    If you bring your own bike, please make sure it is a mountain bike, preferably with front suspension, in good mechanical order.

  • Please see a message from the tour operator about policies relating to COVID-19

    The Tour Operator is committed to ensuring all trips are safe and that they travel responsibly with the safety of riders, staff and local communities paramount, always.

    Their health and safety policies follow recommendations from the World Health Organisation and the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel protocols for tour operators and they have worked with all their suppliers to undergo a comprehensive risk assessment and safety audit for every trip. As every country is different with varying and fast-changing requirements for entry, they require for every trip tocommit to the following basic requirements:
    - All participants must be double vaccinated by a recognised vaccine and will need to show evidence upon booking and on arrival.
    - All Tour Operator tour leaders and support staff will have completed a COVID-19 health and safety training course and will all have been double vaccinated prior to a tour starting. For 2021 departures onwards, they are planning to have our leaders tested within 72 hours of meeting the group.
    - The Tour Operator follows the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels protocol and has received the stamp of approval, which provides travellers with an assurance that they have adopted the health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

  • Are helmets included when hiring a bike?

    Yes, if you're hiring a bike from the operator, a complimentary helmet is provided, although you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.

Overall Rating:
Recommended for adventure travelers
Liubov Nikulina — October 2017
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

Beautiful country, wonderful people, fantastic experience! Strongly recommended to anyone who likes adventure travel.

Great source for cultural and historical information
Bac — September 2017
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

What I liked best was the cultural and historical background information provided by the tour operator. This is a 3rd world country and they did an outstanding job in keeping us safe in busy areas and finding quiet, remote places to bicycle. Using local guides with intimate knowledge of customs and road conditions is essential whenever running a trip in a country such as Madagascar. For me, this ride was a fantastic and very enjoyable experience. I loved the challenge of navigating this country's beat up roads and stunning scenery.

Elisabeth Herzig
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

This trip to Madagascar was one of the best we made! Just wonderful! Lucien is not only a guide, he is everything on this tour. The design of the tour is extremely well done. We loved the biking, sometimes on the potholed road and sometimes off road biking of the best. A very good choice of the hotels in bungalow-style, very comfortable, clean and good situated. The whole crew was very well organised, in a good mood and helpful. We loved the picnic-lunches they prepared for us and the spots they chose to eat. Lucien, who knows so much about his land, the culture, the people, the very special flora and fauna, had always an answer to our questions (and saw all the chameleons in the trees. Amazing). Thanks so much for this special trip. Elisabeth & Hans Peter from Switzerland. We look already forward to book a next tour. I think I'm a little bit addict.