Cactus Tours Madagascar

Madagascar by bicycle
15 days

Thrilling and true connected experiences

It is a true blend of physical activity, natural beauty and cultural exploration over the Island of Madagascar. We have been designing routes for short and long distance bicycle tours. Madagascar, the red island, possesses numerous possibilities to make you enjoy its wilderness by bicycle. Even if bicycling requires a good physical condition, it is an interesting way of traveling and an ecological one.

This long distance program consists of a 15-day tour with an average of 50 to 100 kms per day. For the comfort of our guests, an off-road backup vehicles usually follows the group. Everyone can enjoy the tour at their own pace, not to mention the opportunities of satisfying their curiosity and finding out what we are keen on.
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife safari
  • Nocturnal walks
  • Cultural immersion
  • Sea excursions
  • Possibility of snorkeling
  • Possibility of diving
  • Beach ferniente
  • Endemic wildlife and biodiversity of Andasibe and Ranomafana rainforest.
  • The forest reserve and landscapes of Ankaratra Mountain chain at Tsiafajavona
  • The great sceneries of the east, highlands and the southern Madagascar
  • The handicrafts and mineral workshops in Antsirabe and Ambositra
  • The rice fields in terrace of the Highlands
  • The breathtaking landscapes of Isalo
  • The Baobabs of the south amongst other typical vegetations
  • The spiny forest of the southern regions
  • The typical villages of different tribes and cultural interactions
  • The pristine beaches of Ifaty

Itinerary outline

  • Antananarivo
    Andasibe [Périnet]
  • Andasibe/Mantadia National Park
  • Andasibe – Antsirabe
  • Antsirabe – Ambositra – Ranomafana
  • Ranomafana National Park
  • Ranomafana – Fianarantsoa – Ambalavao
  • Tsaranoro/Andringitra
  • Isalo National Park
  • Isalo – Zombitse – Tulear – Ifaty
  • Ifaty – Tulear – Antananarivo

Detailed itinerary

Arrival in Antananarivo.
You will be met at the airport. Transfer to the airport and briefing.

Drive eastwards to Andasibe throughout the eastern slopes. En route,  visit the reserve of Peyrieras at Mandraka. In Andasibe, visit of VOIMMA nature reserve managed by the local community. Night walk.


Start bicycling to  Mantadia Reserve – a primary rainforest.


Early morning visit of Analamazaotra National Park.
Head to Antsirabe. On the way, bicycling.

Biking around the outskirts of Antsirabe, a mountainous landscapes and trails.


Continue down south to Ranomafana. 
Several sightseeing on the way including and handicraft workshops and villages.


Walking safari in the park to spot lemurs and other wildlife and plants.
Visit of the village of Ranomafana.
Evening walks.


Depart southwards.
Visit of historical sites in Fianarantsoa.
Continue biking to Anja Reserve and hike in the reserve to spot the famous Ring-tailed lemurs.
Continue off-road to the valley of Tsaranoro.


Full day bike and hike around the western part of Andringitra National Park.


Back on the paved road and continue biking to Isalo.
Sun downing at Isalo.


Full day hike at Isalo National Park through and on the canyons.


Bike  southwards.
Visit of the Zombitse National Park.
Sightseeing along the way.
Continue to coastal and small town of Ifaty.


Day at leisure at Ifaty.
Boat excursion.
Possibility of snorkeling/diving.
Day at leisure.

City tour in Tulear and visit of the market.
Fly back to Antananarivo.

City tour in Tulear and visit of the market.
Fly back to Antananarivo.
City tour in Antananrivo and fly homewards.

City tour in the Capital.
End of the tour.
Fly homewards.

Trip notes

Plan trip to Madagascar


Any day
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Trip planning


April to November

Madagascar best transportations


Bicycle - 4WD – backup car - Domestic flights
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Hotels - Lodges
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Madagascar plan

City of departure

Antananarivo, the Capital city.

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Ease of access

Medium for bikers


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