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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$2,661 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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Embark on a 16-day tour of Madagascar from Antananarivo to Ifaty where you will experience a magnificent adventure through diverse landscapes and vibrant cultures.

Starting in the bustling capital city of Antananarivo, arrive at your leisure and spend the day getting to know Madagascar on your own. The route of this two-wheeled adventure will lead you through charming villages where locals will greet you with warm smiles and wave as you pass by. You will witness the traditional way of life as you cycle through rural communities, catching glimpses of farmers tending to their fields and children playing by the roadside.

As you venture further, the landscape will transform into lush rainforests filled with unique flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for lemurs leaping from tree to tree and exotic bird species soaring above. The air will be filled with the sweet scent of tropical flowers, immersing you in the beauty of Madagascar's biodiversity.

Descending towards the western coast, the landscape will transition into dry, arid plains. Here, you will witness the iconic baobab trees standing tall and majestic against the horizon, their unique silhouettes etched against the sky.

Arriving in the coastal town of Ifaty, you will be greeted by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. The tranquil beaches and coral reefs will tempt you to take a refreshing dip or try your hand at snorkelling. You will have the opportunity to explore the vibrant marine life and immerse yourself in the wonders of the underwater world.

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.

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
1 tour add-on available