Map of your Motorcycle road trip :
Your Madagascar adventure begins today! Our team will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the capital. Here you’ll meet the guides from HD Madagascar Rider along with your fellow riders on your two weeks adventure. After meeting, we’ll head over to one of favorite local spots before we turn in to get some rest before our adventure.
Antananarivo - Antsirabe
We’ll have breakfast at another one of favorite spots in the capital. After, we’ll take you to Madagascar Antananarivo Madagascar Riders agency to pick up your bike. Here we’ll have a short briefing about our journey and the rules of the road in the country, before we set off! The hustle and bustle of the capital will quickly disappear as we head into the beautiful rolling hills and stop off at Ambatolampy for a little lunch and exploring the local crafts from the region before we reach Antsirabe for the evening.
Antsirabe Highlands Discovery
We’ll explore Antsirabe famous market before heading out of the city to check out the highlands on our Madagascar road trip. We’ll then take a short hike up to a waterfall before enjoying a picnic lunch in Betafao and heading back to Antsirabe for the evening.
Antsirabe - Fianarantsoa
The road begins straight and cross the beautiful rice fields that are warmly lit by the morning light. Then we’ll head into the forests of Tapias- a local, native tree— that lead into the Malagasy Highlands. We’ll take a break at Ambositra and then wind more and more through traditional villages. In Ambohimahasoa, we’ll enjoy a traditional Malagasy meal before we arrive in Fianarantsoa.
Fianarantsoa - Ambalavao
We’ll enjoy the high-altitude heritage city of Fianarantsoa before we set off on our Madagascar by motorbike adventure. You’ll enjoy the smooth, beautiful roads that wind downhill. Along the lay, we’ll visit some of Madagascar famous vineyards. In the afternoon, we’ll visit a famous village known for its stunning architecture.
Ambalavao - Isalo Massif
We visit the Anja Reserve Forest which contains some of the only primary growth forest that has managed to avoid destruction through its unique location hidden among large rocks in the valley. Here you see local wildlife including Catta Lemurs, chameleons and so much more. THe spectacular large rocks that dot the landscape are truly outstanding. Then we’ll cross the ghost and watch as the landscape transforms yet again until we reach the village of Ranohira which borders the massif of Isalo.
Isalo - Ifaty
In the morning, we’ll cross over ten miles of ruinforme massif made of sandstone on an incredible plateau. We’ll be making our way through Ilakaka famous for sapphire and other precious gem exchange. Then we’ll make our way onto the coastal roads on our Madagascar motorcycle tours to wind along the ocean through sand dunes, mangroves and some forests to reach our hotel that is perched on the edge of a beautiful lagoon. Here we enjoy the night in the calm fishing village.
Take today to enjoy a little relaxation after all this exploring on our Madagascar road trip. You can enjoy hanging out by the sea or go visit the city. We’ll meet back in the evening to enjoy dinner in Ifaty.
Ifaty - Sarodrano
We’re changing sceneries yet again as we head to the “end of the world” near the Saradrono Peninsula. We’ll lunch at one of the great spots here at either Jeff “La Terrasse” or “Chez ALain” and the enchanting city of Tulear. Then we’ll pass into the Tropic of Capricorn as we make our way through a scenic secret road through the bush on our Madagascar by motorbike journey.
Sarodrano - Isalo
We’re headed back to the North on our Madagascar motorcycle tours. At the halfway point we’ll stop at the Zombitse-Vohibiasa before we return to Isalo.
Isalo - Sahambavy
We’ll fuel up and cross the Harambe Desert Plateau at top speed before we make at stop at lhost. The scenery will change from desert to savannah as we pass through different villages. We’ll break at Ambalavao for lunch and then wind our way up the Malagasy highlands. WE’ll pass Fianarantsoa and head to Sahambavy, a village famous for the F.C.E- Fianarantsoa East Coast- train before stopping along the edge of a lake for the night.
Sahambavy - Antsirabe
We’re headed towards Ambositra through the Malagasy highlands.Madagascar by motorbike reaches its peak as we explore the Amoron’i Mania region, we’ll see many incredible sighs before we stop in Antsirabe for the night.
Antsirabe - Antananarivo
We’re headed back to where it all began. We’ll arrive in the capital by early afternoon to return our bikes to HDMR to wrap up our Madagascar motorcycle tours. Then, we’ll visit Upper Town and share a meal in another one of our favorite spots. You’ll spend one last night in Antananarivo or possibly be transferred over to the airport for your flight.
You’ll have the morning free to enjoy the capital a little more before being transferred over to the airport depending on your flight’s departure time.