Magical Madagascar

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40 Day(s)
Moderate
2740 Km
avg 98 Km
Hosted


A magical cycling journey through one of the world’s most unique locations – an island nation of exceptional beauty and unusual wildlife

This is an experience that everyone can enjoy. Our route is almost completely paved and most nights are spent in comfortable hotels. We have thrown in plenty of rest days so that you can get the most of out your time on this amazing island. Madagascar, with its stunning geography and biological mega-diversity is the perfect place for another incredible TDA Global Cycling expedition.

Geographically isolated from the rest of the world for over 80 million years, Madagascar is certainly a world unto itself. Flora and fauna have developed independently from the rest of the planet. Animals and plants that have become extinct elsewhere live on here, the world's 4th largest island. Even more striking is the degree of endemism (species that occur nowhere else): tenrecs, fossa, upside-down trees, giraffe-necked weevils, 33 species of lemur. This unique development has led to the island being known as the '8th Continent'.

The island was one of the last places on the planet to be colonized and this has resulted in a distinctive Malagasy culture. Cyclists may be given the opportunity to witness the 'Turning the Bones'-a ceremony where villagers disinter and re-enshroud the bodies of dead relatives. At the very least they will be able to enjoy the island's cuisine-a potent mixture of local/French/Creole/Indonesian & Indian influences-and follow that off with some flavoured rum, the island's signature cocktail.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Madagascar
From:
Ifaty
To:
Nosy Be

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Duration:
40 Days
Level:
Moderate
Terrain:
Mixed on/off-road
Accommodation:
Camping, Double Occupancy
Tour Language:
English

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
2740 Km
Riding Days:
28
Month(s):
May, June, July
Departure:
29 May - 5 Jul 2021

Additional Information

Inclusions

28 Nights in hotels
11 Nights of camping
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced Tour Leader 'Sweep' Rider
Bike Mechanic
Medic Local support
Experienced chef
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner
Pre-Tour Information Bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Options

Ride one or more sections - see the full epic.

Booking Conditions

Registration fee of $150 USD to hold your place

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