Enduro Sport Tour - The Wild South
A tough test of patience for drivers from Europe, a challenge for motorcyclists: Madagascar's roads are mostly paths and dirt tracks. More than 90 % of the roads are not paved. Even the two-lane "Routes Nationales" between the larger cities only permit speeds of up to 80 km/h. Outside the built-up area, in Madagascar's beautiful nature, conditions change from dust-dry dirt roads and savannahs to mud and slush holes and smooth laterite tracks. Five thousand kilometers of coastline and seven peaks, each over 2,000 meters high, mountains and desert - Madagascar is a lot of fun for bikers!
12 days / 11 nights, including 10 days on the motorcycle
Destination: South of Madagascar
Total distance: 1,155 miles (1,860 km)
A landscape of endless expanses between sky and sea, between scrubland and semi-desert - this is the south of Madagascar. Enjoy a variety of fascinating landscapes during a slow descent from the highlands to the east coast of the island and look forward to challenging rides through sand, earth and mud.
Milestones along the way:
- Ambositra, the city of wood carvers
- Ranomafana National Park
- Pangalanes channel
- Fort Dauphin
- Faux Cap / Lavanono
- Tsimanampetsotsa National Park
The tour program
Day 1: Antananarivo
Arrival at Ivato International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Antananarivo, where you will also spend the night.
Day 2: Antananarivo - Antsirabe
Route length: 142 miles (200 km) on laterite and asphalt
You will get to know our team that will accompany you on the tour and get ready with your Enduro machine. familiar. Off you go into the adventure of Madagascar: You leave the busy streets of the capital Antananarivo and continue on laterite underground, which is much more pleasant than the highway. Discover the heart of the Highlands among the rice fields, forests and huge granite boulders. In many villages along the way you will have the opportunity to interact directly with the locals. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Antsirabe - Ambositra
Route length: 87 miles (140 km) on laterite
The day's stage takes you to the fascinating world of the Highlands: through rice fields, small villages and rivers, you will descend the mountains to Ambositra, the center of craftsmanship in Madagascar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Ambositra - Ranomafana
Route length: 93 miles (150 km) on laterite
Experience the wildest regions of the "red island" on this part of the day. On a dirt road, which quickly becomes muddy, you follow the course of a river in the middle of the original rainforest. The trail continues to Ranomafana National Park. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Ranomafana - Manakara
Route length: 93 miles (150 km) on asphalt
In the morning you will leave Ranomafana for a beautiful tour on asphalt roads to the regional capital Manakara. In the afternoon you will visit the Pangalanes Canal. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Manakara - Sandravinany
Route length: 143 miles (230 km) on asphalt and laterite
The day tour starts on asphalt. You will pass Vangaindrano and drive overland along the beaches of the Indian Ocean. In the late afternoon you will reach Sandravinany. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Sandravinany - Fort Dauphin
Route length: 62 miles (100 km) on laterite
A technically demanding stage awaits you: at the beginning of the day there are several river crossings with Ferries. On mostly muddy ground you will reach the destination Fort Dauphin. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Fort Dauphin - Lavanono
Route length: 155 miles (250 km) on asphalt, laterite and sand
The beautiful daily route first takes you several dozen kilometers through the rainforest towards the thorn bushes of the south. You will cross the regions of Anosy and Antandroy and finally arrive at the day's destination Lavanono. This small village is known for its beaches and popular as a surf spot. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Lavanono - Itampolo
Route length: 143 miles (230 km) on sand
Look forward to an excellent sandy track lined with bushes and undergrowth. The ford crossing of the two great rivers Menarandra and Linta will impress you as well as the succulent forests around the colorfully decorated tombs of the Mahafaly. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Itampolo - Anakao
Course length: 81 miles (130 km) on sand
You will never forget this image: In Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, you stand on the shore of a lake with milky whitewater, surrounded by petrified trees, home to hundreds of flamingos, golden plovers and other wading birds. You will arrive quietly in Anakao. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Anakao - Tulear
Route length: 174 miles (280 km) on sand and asphalt
For the last section of the tour, you will start in the morning on a sandy track that will take you to National Road 13 and Betioky. You will cross the Onilahy River, get to National Road 7 and arrive in Tulear in the late afternoon.
Day 12: Tulear - Antananarivo (Transfer)
Depending on the departure time of your flight to Antananarivo, you can still immerse yourself in the bustling streets and market activity in Tulear. A cab will take you to the airport for your flight back to Antananarivo. Here ends our service for you.
Your guide is an experienced biker and familiar with every millimeter of the route. He will coordinate the escort team of mechanics and riders, guaranteeing your safety and the smooth running of all sections.
Groups with more than five participants will be accompanied throughout the tour by a 4*4 vehicle that will transport all the luggage of the participants as well as the necessary equipment and tools. The vehicle can also accommodate the (pre-registered) people who accompany the tour without motorcycle.
Our services to you include:
- an Enduro machine, specially equipped and prepared
- an experienced tour guide
- Transfers ashore as described in the program incl. 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)
- free entrance to all parks and excursions as described in the program
- mandatory insurances, such as for repatriation in case of a motorcycle accident in Madagascar, and legal advice
- Visa fees
- domestic and international flights incl. airport cabs
- a refundable security deposit for the motorcycles in the amount of 1,000 euros (either cash or check)
- Meals during the transfer days
- Drinks, personal expenses and tips
- Entrance fees for additional excursions