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Motorcycle Travel Trail- The North of Madagascar

Price from 3310 €
Duration 13 days
UAM-61

About the trip

Trail Tour to the North of Madagascar

Duration: 13 days, of which 10 days by motorcycle, 12 nights

Total distance of 1,746 km

Type: Road trip

Motorcycles : KTM Adventure 790 R 2019 or XR 190 T 2019

Region: North-Northwest

Difficulty: medium to difficult

 

 

From the highlands to the north, Ankarafantsika, Diego Suarez, the Emerald Sea, Ankarana, Montagne d'Ambre and the dream island of Nosy Be can be experienced on this tour.

This 13-day tour offers you a broad panorama of the most important sights in northern Madagascar in the shortest possible time.

Comfortable on the motorcycle, you will enjoy the variety of landscapes and places scattered on your trip: Hills and mountains of the highlands, deserted areas in the west, savannahs and beaches of the coastal regions.

One day will be dedicated to the discovery of Diego-Suarez and its magnificent region.

At the end of your route Nosy Be concludes your trip, the stay there can be optionally extended.

The schedule below is pretty intensively focused on motorcycling, but it can be customized and extended upon request.

Montagne d'Ambre, Ankarana, the three bays or the Emerald Sea at Diego Suarez are in any case very interesting to stay there longer.

All individual Wishes to Extension please before the Trip announce.

Welcome to our exciting tour to the north!

 

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 - Ankarafantsika

Daily stage of 496 km When you leave Tana, you will start a long journey. A journey where you will see how the landscape changes completely. Very long way to the north via Maetavana. Sometimes it goes briskly, and sometimes you can take very pleasant breaks, there are fruits to buy on the way, the markets and local restaurants are always worth a good stop. On the way life is in full swing and often with a lot of cheerfulness!  

Day 3: Ankarafantsika - Antsohihy

Long day stage of 370 km Today the longest stage of the tour starts early in the morning and it doesn't really start on good roads, an almost constant slalom between potholes slows down the average speed considerably. After lunch you will continue north to Antsohihy.  

Day 4: Antsohihy - Ankarana

Daily stage of 236 km You will approach the extreme north of Madagascar and enter the Ankarana Special Reserve, a 180 km² protected area. Ankarana is known by the richness of its endemic fauna, its local culture and its unique geological formations, the Tsingy of Ankarana. It is a spectacularly eroded limestone fortress with sharp ridges, patches of dense tropical jungle, deciduous forest, deep caves and gorges and rushing rivers. With an annual rainfall of nearly 2000 mm, the underlying rocks undergo severe erosion, creating an amazing karst topography, the most famous result of which are the fantastically eroded limestone peaks known as "tsingy". The park incredible trails, unique and magnificent landscapes and a lot of animals!  

Day 5 - Ankarana visit to the national park

This day is dedicated to the visit of the Ankarana Special Reserve, where various species of birds, reptiles and mammals, including lemurs, are protected in a tropical rainforest with many lakes. This reserve contains one of the highest primate densities of any forest in the world. Its dense forests are home to one of the largest and least disturbed populations of crowned lemurs, Sanford's brown lemurs, Perrier's black lemurs, sport lemurs and pygmy lemurs. Nearly 100 species of birds, 50 reptiles (including some endemic and endangered snakes and geckos) and 10 frogs coexist in the park. Inside the spectacular and huge cave labyrinth, 14 species of bats, native endemic blind shrimp and the world's only known cave-dwelling crocodiles await your visit. At night, swarms of bats and flying foxes cavort in the darkness.  

Day 6 - Ankarana after Diego Suarez

Daily stage of 146 km Arrival in the largest city in the north of Madagascar, Diego-Suarez or Antsiranana, known for its bays and Amber Mountain National Park, which is home to a tropical rainforest. Antsiranana, located in the far north of Madagascar, is the capital of the northernmost province of Madagascar. It has one of the most beautiful deep-water harbors in the world, and is known for its photogenic Sugarloaf Mountain. Visitors love this city, which is probably the most French city in Madagascar, it has retained that colonial feel. Antsiranana is the largest city in the north with a huge, cozy market, a number of fine restaurants, and some fantastic places and national parks to visit nearby. Diego is the perfect place to rest and prepare for a visit to the neighborhood where a trip on the Emerald Sea would be most recommended.    

Day 7: Diego by motorcycle - Montagne d'Ambre

Daily stage of about 100 km You will spend the day visiting the Montagne d'Ambre National Park and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island - if not the world. This massif rises from the surrounding arid region and forms an isolated section of montane rainforest that covers an area of 18,200 hectares and lies at altitudes between 800 and 1,470 meters. The park offers great biodiversity: a vast tropical forest with endemic fauna and flora, lush vegetation and many waterfalls and volcanic lakes. The climate is perfect, the cool air refreshing after the heat of the lowlands. The dominant ethnic groups are the Sakavala and the Antankarana.  

Day 8 - Picnic trip at a Emerald Sea Island

Day stage from 50 km The discovery of Diego will continue on the last day with a boat trip on the emerald sea. A day trip to the nearby beach of Ramena is highly recommended. Ramena is a small village with an uncrowded sandy beach that doesn't seem to have benefited much from tourists, except for some local hotels and restaurants. Boat ride from this small port across the emerald sea to a secluded island where you can swim and have lunch.  

Day 9Diego Suarez - Ankify (250 km)

Daily stage of about 250 km On the way, through a not always practicable path, we meet the "Red Tsingy", a wonder of nature. These cathedrals, made of sandstone, marl and limestone, are the result of erosion. The spectacle of these pink tsingy built at the bottom of a gorge is simply magical. Before continuing west, we drive through the Ankarana Reserve. A very rich fauna may allow us to observe some species of lemurs such as Lemur Coronatus, Lemur Fulvus, Lepilemur and Hapalemur. Tsingy eroded by rain and water, forming horizontal and vertical cracks, give the impression of a huge boulder, all surrounded by lush vegetation.    

Day 10 - Ankify - Nosy-Be and Mont Passot

Daily stage of about 50 km Between ylang ylang and cocoa... We drive in the direction of Ambanja through a beautiful road lined with meadows or crops of ylang-ylang, pepper, coffee, vanilla and cocoa, typical of this region that enjoys a constant microclimate and rainy night. It leads from Ankify, a small fishing village that leaves the ships that connect the "Big Island" with Nosy Be. Nosy Be is a dream destination that anyone who can travel to Madagascar should not miss. You will go to Mount Passot, a volcanic hill in the center of the island that offers a 360° panorama.  

Day 11 - Tour of Nosy Be by motorcycle

The island is fantastic on a motorcycle, little traffic and incredible landscapes and panoramas. The visit of Lokobe Reserve is also possible but the highlight will be the ride to Mont Passot, along paradisical tropical beaches and ylang-ylang scented landscapes. End of the motorcycle tour .  

Day 11: Nosy-Be - Antananarivo (domestic flight)

Depending on your flight time, you may have a vehicle available for the day to tour the city and do some shopping.      

Day 13: Antananarivo (international return flight)

You will have one day to visit the city by car before being transferred to the airport. In any case, the rooms in Villa Sibylle are available as day use until the transfer.  

Checklist

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

Motorcycle tour to the north Price per person
2 to 3 guests 4290 €
4 to 5 guests 4180 €
6 - 7 guests 3990 €
8 - 9 guests 3750 €
10 guests or more 3310 €

Concept

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!

Services

Our services include :

- The rental of the motorcycle (including fuel), KTM Adventure 790 R 2019 or XR 190 T 2019.

- The all-inclusive motorcycle guide (shared by riders)

- Accommodation in a double or twin room with half board (drinks not included)

- Lunch picnics

- Entrance and guide fees in the parks included in the program

- An assistance vehicle (4×4 or minibus) with driver and fuel (shared between drivers).

- Airport/Hotel/Garage Transfers

- The air ticket from Nosy-Be to Antananarivo at the end of the trip

What is not included:

International flight ticket - personal insurance for the pilot - drinks - souvenir items - tips - tickets for parks and nature reserves outside the program, etc.

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