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Hike and Bike Madagascar with SpiceRoadsí New Adventure

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SpiceRoads has designed a 15-day adventure - Bike and Hike Wild Madagascar - that will allow participants to discover a biodiversity hotspot renowned for its natural treasures, rich culture and charming ethnic groups.

The tour meets at Antananarivo, Madagascarís capital, and then travels through the highlands to the popular retreat of Antsirabe where the biking begins.

The biking and hiking adventure then heads southwest through many magnificent national parks, past crystal blue crater lakes to magnificent savannah grasslands and ends at the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean at Ifaly.

Highlights of the tour include:

- Andasibe National Park, a tropical rainforest teeming with chameleons, leaf-tailed geckos and the largest living lemur, the Indri.

- A visit to the Zafimaniry, an ethnic people who are famous for their wood carvings and listed as one of UNESCOís Intangible Cultural Heritages.

- Trek through the rainforest of Ranomafana National Park and spot the golden bamboo lemur.

- Cycle through the wine region of Madagascar to the beautiful town of Ambalavao with its brightly painted buildings.

- Hike through the canyons and along the pathways of the huge rock massifs of IíIsalo National Park, home to the ring-tailed lemurs.

- Cycle past Tritriva crater lake.

- End the tour at Ifaty beach.

This journey is a multi-activity tour consisting of 519 km of riding and 50 km of hiking. This trip is recommended for confident and physically fit riders looking for a challenging experience with a variety of off-road activities.

The tour cost is US$3,250 with an additional US$395 for bike rental. Accommodation, all meals, plus drinks and snacks while riding are included.

The inaugural tour will begin on 10 May 2015, enter promo code LEMUR to get 10% off.

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