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Cycle 395km from Madagascar’s colourful capital, Antananarivo to the beautiful shores of the charming and idyllic Foulpointe beach on this exciting charity challenge. We cycle through highland villages, paddy fields, lush tropical fruit plantations and coastal trails. With Lemurs, vast wild landscapes, village culture and beaches, Madagascar may be an island but there’s nothing small about it. Join us for a unique charity cycling challenge and discover Madagascar by bike!
Registration Fee £399 +
Option A - Registration Fee £399 + Min Sponsorship £3600
Option B - Registration Fee £399 + Self Funding £1800
In aid of the charity of your choice
Registration Fee £249 +
Option A - Registration Fee £249 + Min Sponsorship £3050
Option B - Registration Fee £249 + Self Funding £1965
Childrens' Adventure Farm Trust
Childrens' Adventure Farm Trust
Day 1 – We depart the UK for our flight to Madagascar.
Day 2 – Warm up cycle around Antananarivo – After breakfast at our hotel we will have our bike fittings then hop into the saddle to visit a small artisanal factory that produce baobabs and lighthouses out of used parts of metal. We stop for lunch nearby then return to Tana and to our hotel.
Cycling distance – approx. 26km
Day 3 – Antananarivo to Lac Mantasoa – We head out of the city in an easterly direction with the route encompassing some uphill climbs. It’s not long till the hustle and bustle of the city is behind us and the roads become much quieter. Our route then starts to take us south as we head towards the small village of Mantasoa, home to the secluded Lake Mantasoa – an artificial lake built in 1931.
Cycling distance – approx. 70km (20km dirt road)
Day 4 – Mantasoa to Andasibe – Our route takes us away from the lake as we head out of the reserve to get back onto tarmac roads. We stop for lunch then continue cycling through the village of Moramanaga, which name means “easy to beautify” and is an important place in Madagascan history. Our route then becomes gently undulating as we head to Andasibe for our overnight stop.
Cycling distance – approx. 88km (13km of this on dirt road)
Day 5 – Andasibe to Manambato – We cycle to the Andasibe Mantadia National Park with some long gradual uphill and downhill whilst enjoying some stunning panoramic views of the surrounding hills. After lunch we take our coach transfer to Brickaville, then we’re back on our bikes as we head downhill towards the sea passing through the little hamlet of Manambato to the shore of Lake Rascoa where we have dinner and stay overnight.
Cycling distance – approx. 50km (7km on dirt road and 1 hour coach transfer)
Day 6 – Manambato to Toamasina (Tamatave) – Today is our longest day in the saddle as we head to Madagascar’s second largest town, Toamasina. As we edge closer to our overnight stop in Toamasina the road levels out and we regroup before we make our way through the market lined roads.
Cycling distance – approx. 104 km
Day 7 – Toamasina (Tamatave) to Mahavelona(Foulpointe) – We cycle through busy suburban villages and alongside a river. The roads are flat, quiet and rural with little traffic making them great for cycling on. As we cycle up the coast we continue along a Laguna which separates the road from the coast. We then cross tracks to the beautiful Foulpointe beach, the finish line of our challenge! This evening we celebrate our achievements with a special dinner.
Cycling distance – approx. 57km
Day 8 – We transfer by bus to Toamasina where we catch our internal flight to Antanarivo. We then have a free day to explore Madagascar’s capital.
Day 9 – We depart Antananarivo for our flight to the UK.
*Please note that whilst we make every effort to adhere to this schedule and the accommodation stated, this is subject to alteration.