Grade

Easy

Accommodation

Hotel

Support Vehicle

Included

Max Altitude

800 m

Ride

Africa Twin - Honda Trans Alp

Distance

2080 km

$5,250

Dates:

20th June – 4th July 2020

Madagascar is an island that stirs the imagination the fourth largest island and home to the colourful Malagassy people this is a ride like no other. As we head south out of Antananarivo (Tana), with its hint of a French colonial past, we pass through many changing landscapes on the way to the Indian Ocean. On the Madagascar Motorcycle Tour we ride the Africa Twin or the Honda Trans Alp both comfortable touring machines. The food retains a French influence and the accommodation is of a high standard throughout. With few tourists visiting, this feels remote and is a voyage of discovery with surprises around every corner.

From the deep red earth of the interior, to the jungles of the east coast and the deep blue of the Ocean this is a land of contrast, or as we call it the Land of the Fazaar the name given to foreigners by the local people……join us on this journey you will not be disappointed.

  • Category
  • Location
  • Grade
  • Days
    15
  • Nights
    14
  • Accommodation
    Hotel
  • Support Vehicle
    Included
  • Max Altitude
    800 m
  • Ride
    Africa Twin - Honda Trans Alp
  • Distance
    2080 km
Day 1
Antananarivo
Arrive in Antananarivo and transfers to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you’ll have the chance to explore the capital city. Over dinner we will get acquainted and go over the tour ahead.
Day 2
Antananarivo to Ampefy
We leave the busy capital on route to Itasy Lake with epic volcanoes and waterfalls. We’ll have a picturesque picnic lunch near the waterfalls before riding through beautiful countryside and hills to our hotel for the night.
Day 3
Ampefy to Antsirabe
From Ampefy we ride through villages, rice paddies and highland tracks enjoying beautiful vistas before arriving in Antsirabe – the third largest city in Madagascar – which has a relatively cool climate and a large number of pousse-pousses (hand pulled rickshaws) populating it’s streets.
Day 4
Antsirabe to Ambohimahasoa/Fianarantsoa
On route to our destination, we will take in the lakes of Andraikiba and Tritiva. We then join Highway 7 and ride through stunning scenery of hills and valleys before crossing the valley to enter Ambohimahasoa. We will stay at the the Lemur Forest Camp and take a night tour of the reserve.
Day 5
Ambohimahasoa to Manakara
Today will be a varied day of riding as we head to the town of Manakara on the east coast before hitting the rainforest and hills down to plantations, finishing at the coast.
Day 6
Mankara to Mananjary
From two-wheels to none! We will canoe down the Pangalanes Canal, with local tour guides at the helm. Floating past lush vegetation and traditional Malagasy villages, this is a golden opportunity to kick back and enjoy a well-earned rest! We then ride on to Mananjary for the night.
Day 7
Mananjary to Ranomafana
In the morning, we visit the small town of Mananjary on the Indian Ocean rim, known for it’s vanilla and coffee. We will then head to Ranomafana National Park, driving through lush rainforest. That night we’ll have a nocturnal visit to the park.
Day 8
Ranomafana
We have an extra day in Ranomafana to explore the National Park further. This mountainous park is covered in rainforest and is one of the most spectacular parks on the island. We take guides to help us spot some of the animals that lurk within.
Day 9
Ranomafana to Fianarantsoa
We’ll visit the upper town and lunch at Panda Restaurant today, before heading towards the Deep South on a wonderfully scenic road with rock formations sacred to the Malagasy people. The day will end in the town of Ambalavao, famous for it’s vineyards.
Day 10
Ambalavao to Ranohira
Continuing south, we’ll pass through the Anja reserve famous for fearless ring-tail lemurs or ‘makis’. Driving onwards, we pass through the territories of Ihosy, arriving in the village of Ranohira.
Day 11
Isalo National Park
We will dedicate the day to visiting the Isalo National Park known for it’s dramatic sandstone formations and canyons a truly Jurassic scene.
Day 12
Ranohira to Ifaty
We’ll take the road to Tulear gradually leaving the mountains behind us and entering the dry landscapes of the southern bush. We’ll head towards Ifaty, a remote beach village, and end the day at The Bamboo Club.
Day 13
Ifaty
We’ll explore the Deep South during our final day, including a trip to the Ifaty forest where we can see incredible Baobab trees. These prehistoric trees are known as the ‘Tree of Life’ due to their ability to thrive in such arid conditions and where there is not a huge amount of other vegetation, particularly in the dry season. We then drive north to Befandriana before heading back to Ifaty for dinner.
Day 14
Ifaty to Tulear to Antananarivo
Transfer to Tulear with onwards flights to Antananarivo where we stay overnight and enjoy a final dinner before our onwards flights.
Day 15
Antananarivo
Return flight or onward journey. Extreme Bike Tours can change the tour itinerary without notification if required to deal with any issues that may arise in the countries we operate in, very often due to adverse weather conditions. The itinerary will not change much but if we can make it better we always will.
You need to bring:
  • Good crash helmet (BS Kite Mark)
  • Protective Jackets
  • Protective gloves
  • Protective trousers
  • Goggles
  • Waterproof bike boots, shin and ankle protection
  • Windproof and waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Scarf or bandana to keep dust out of your nose and mouth
  • Sunglasses
  • Torch
  • High Factor sun cream (30+ minimum)
  • Lip balm
  • Mosquito repellent
Rates
  • Rider Price: US $5,250
  • Pillion Price: US $4,350
  • Single Supplement: US $650
Included
  • All Meals
  • All ground and plane transportation
  • All accomodation
  • Full trek guide and staffs
  • All trek pack and equipment
Rider Price: US $5,250 | Pillion Price: US $4,350 | Single Supplement: US $650
Not Included
  • Alcohol or Beverage
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