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Motorcycle travel enduro chameleon hard tour

Price from on request €
Duration 14 days

About the trip

Duration and length of the tour

14 days / 13 nights, including 12 days on the motorcycle

Total distance: 950 miles (1,530 km)

Very difficult tour

Madagascar's low road density has created an extraordinary network of dirt roads. Covering an area as large as France and Belgium combined, every town and village in Madagascar is connected to an extensive network several hundred kilometers long.

What often makes European drivers despair is a paradisiacal challenge for bikers: the surface changes from mirror-smooth laterite to sand and asphalt to almost impassable mud holes.

Cordially welcome to our hard chameleon tour

Madagascar's wildest off-road pleasure awaits you on the Chameleon Hard Tour. Explore the island from the moors of the highlands to the windswept beaches of the Indian Ocean on trails that can only be ridden by motorcycles.

Your skill and prudence are required to overcome the obstacles on the route.

The unforgettable variety of bright green rice fields, large lakes and bushy savannah, dense jungle and lonely paths between high mountain ranges, plantations of vanilla, sugar cane and cashew nut to the colorful bays and beaches of Diego Suarez - with the Chameleon Hard Tour you will discover the heart of Northern Madagascar and will never forget it!

Attention: this Tour goes through absolute pristine and to Part very inaccessible  Areas, the Comfort at the Overnight stays  is sometimes very rustic.

The travel days in detail

Day 1: Arrival in Antananarivo

Our team will greet you immediately upon arrival at Ivato International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Villa Sibylle is a private guesthouse near the airport, surrounded by a tropical garden. Relax from the flight and enjoy your first dinner there in Madagascar with an overnight stay.

Day 2: Antananarivo - Ambohimanga - Antananarivo

Route length: 74 miles (120 km) on laterite and asphalt  In the morning you will meet your tour guide and have a first look at your enduro machine. During the first exit, you will leave the busy streets of "Tana" (as Antananarivo is called by the locals) for a ride off the main road over laterite subsoil. You will cross the red and green hills of the island and visit the World Heritage Site of Ambohimanga, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Merina. Overnight stay at the hotel.  

Day 3: Antananarivo - Anjozorobe

Route length: 62 miles (100 km) on laterite On the second day of the Highland Tour you will cross rice fields and forests with traditional villages and vernacular architecture. Through fascinating landscapes with the Tampoketsa mountain range in the background you will reach Anjozorobe. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Anjozorobe - Andilamena

Route length: 124 miles (200 km) on laterite In the morning you will leave the hills and forests of the Highlands. You will drive to the wetland area around Lake Alaotra, the largest inland lake in Madagascar. Here lies the largest rice growing area, the "rice chamber" of the island. Overnight stay at the hotel.  

Day 5: Andilamena - Mandritsara

This will be a difficult and lonely day: you will drive alone through the undergrowth and vast savannahs. Even the participants of the Camel Trophy in 1987 had to turn back because there were no bridges far and wide. All your experience is needed. Take good care of yourself. Overnight stay in the hotel.  

Day 6: Mandritsara - Antsakabary

Route length: 99 miles (160 km) on laterite and asphalt After a few kilometers on asphalt, the track leads on laterite along the river, surrounded by rice fields and the mountain peaks. After crossing a few river courses, you will reach the destination of Antsakabary, where you will be warmly welcomed by the local people. Overnight stay with the inhabitants  

Day 7: Antsakabary - Andapa

Route length: 86 miles (140 kilometers) on laterite After breakfast, one of the most intense and at the same time impressive parts of the route awaits you. You will cross rivers and finally reach the virgin rainforest of Anjanaharibe. Please respect the rules of the nature reserve and do not disturb the balance of fauna and flora. At the end of the day you will arrive in Andapa and return to civilization. Overnight stay at the hotel.  

Day 8: Andapa - Vohemar

Route length: 118 miles (190 km) on sand, laterite and asphalt Today's road stage leads from the mountain ranges to the beaches of the Vanilla Coast. After visiting Sambava, the "capital of vanilla", you will reach the seaport of Vohemar. The city was founded by Islamic sea travelers from Arabia. From here, take an excursion to the "Green Lake", which got its name from a population of algae. Overnight stay at the hotel.  

Day 9: Vohemar - Antsaravibe

Route length: 118 miles (190 km) on sand and laterite  In the morning you will drive on a beautiful route through the savannah from east to west. This is followed by a short stretch of road on sand through the sugar cane and cashew nut plantations. In front of you is the 400 million year old Ankarana massif with deep gorges and forests. Overnight stay at the hotel.  

Day 10: Antsaravibe - Diego Suarez

Route length: 80 miles (130 km) on laterite and asphalt After an invigorating breakfast, you will leave Antsaravibe and head towards the Ankarana mountain range. Drive through winding, hilly roads, through sugar cane and mango plantations and enjoy sensational views. Before arriving in Diego, encounter the sacred crocodiles in Lake Anivorano, where the souls of the ancestors reside. Overnight stay at the hotel.  

Day 11: Diego Suarez - La Montagne des Français

Route length: 31 miles (50 km) on sand and asphalt A short and impressive day: you will get to know the "Sugarloaf" of Diego Suarez, a small island in the middle of the bay. After driving along the dunes, you will pass the small fishing village of Ramena on gently winding roads and arrive at the "three bays" of Diego with white beaches and crystal clear waters. Overnight stay at the hotel.    

Day 12: Diego Suarez - Le Cap d'Ambre

Route length: 99 miles (160 km) on sand, asphalt and laterite Let's go to the northern tip of Madagascar! You will leave Diego Suarez and drive along a narrow rocky path to the Cap d'Ambre lighthouse. On the way back, you will visit the marine reserve in the "Bay du Courrier" with a unique variety of fauna and flora, including sea turtles and ospreys. Overnight stay at the hotel.  

Day 13: Diego Suarez - Joffre-Ville et la Forêt d'Ambre

Route length: 37 miles (60 km) on asphalt and laterite  On the last day of the trip you will visit Amber Mountain National Park. Established in 1958, it covers an area of 185km². The massif rises to an altitude of almost 1,500 meters from the arid region. The mountain rainforest extends over 18,200 hectares. Be enchanted by the biodiversity of the park with lush vegetation, waterfalls and volcanic lakes. The cool air refreshes after the heat in the lowlands. Overnight stay at the hotel.  

Day 14: Diego Suarez - Antananarivo (Transfer)

A cab will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the airport. Our service in this very demanding ends at the airport of Diego Suarez (Antsiranana). Of course we can take care of you after your arrival in Antananarivo and either use the time until your final return flight to explore Antananarivo and its surroundings or end the trip comfortably in the tropical ambience of Villa Sibylle. The price of the whole tour is calculated individually for each offer.  


Please stay with your luggage under 45 lbs weight (equivalent to 20 kg) Bags: A duffel bag is ideal, a hiking bag is also suitable (without steel bar). You can secure your bag with a padlock. Please remember to mark the bag with your address and the address of vacation in Madagascar. A small backpack of 20 liters is good for the things of daily use, such as the camera and sunscreen. A mattress will be provided on site for overnight stays. If you wish more comfort, please bring an additional foam mattress. Beds, mattresses and comforters are available on site. Additional comfort such as pillows depends on each fellow traveler themselves.

Clothing and personal equipment:

Two light pants, four shirts (also with long sleeves for sun protection), , a swimsuit, sweater or jacket for cold nights, sunglasses, hat, light sports shoes, flip-flops, flashlight with batteries.

Special motorcycle clothing:

Motorcycle boots or waterproof trekking shoes are highly recommended, light leather or synthetic motorcycle jacket, rain gear, gloves,helmet.

Facts and figures


Our motorcycle tours are personally adapted to their wishes and expectations, prices are calculated according to the content of the final route and the selected accommodations.

The Malagasy road network is very limited, but it shows the essence. The national road 7 can be classified as one of the most beautiful roads in the world.
The low density of paved roads has created an exceptional network of routes.
As large as France and Belgium, each town, village is connected by a route or path of several kilometers...
So yes, Madagascar is to motorcycling what Hawaii is to surfing: an absolute spot!

Our French-Malagasy team, composed of motorcycle guides and specialized mechanics, will share with you their passion for this country.

Do not wait! Join us!


Our services to you include:

A KTM 350 EXCF 2017 rental enduro, equipped and prepared,

an experienced tour guide.

Transfers on land as described in the program including transfer from the airport to the hotel and back, a 4*4 escort vehicle with driver to transport luggage and tools.

Liability insurance

Accommodation in hotel (double room, equipment or star category according to your choice)

Full board (breakfast and dinner at the hotel, picnic basket at noon)


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After 10 months of total inactivity, self-employed people in the tourism industry in Madagascar are completely without income. There is no opening of the borders in sight in Madagascar and we are at the beginning of the rainy season, which is the low season, even in normal times. I have started a fundraiser for the guides and drivers I know well. From this money we will buy rice and other essentials and distribute them regularly, if possible, until the resumption of travel activities in April 2021 at the earliest. My special thanks to those who have already donated. I will start buying rice tomorrow and will begin distributing it this week.
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