CYCLING 2016-17 p040-041

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ROAD • MADAGASCAR 40 ACCOMMODATION 16 days inc. flights from £2699 Dramatic Madagascan scenery Madagascar 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code NEW 1 2 3 4 Activity Level MODERATE Trip Code MZG At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Depart London. 2 Arrive Antananarivo. 3 Ride to Lemur park; continue along wide open roads to Miarinarivo. 4 Ride to dramatic geysers of Analavory; to waterfalls of Lily River. 5 A long day cycling through traditional towns and villages; overnight Antsirabe. 6 Ride to Ambositra, famous for its craft and woodwork. 7 To Ranomafana N.P.; thrilling descent through ravine canyon and rainforest. 8 Full day to explore the Ranomafana N.P. on foot; natural thermal baths and nocturnal walk. 9 Cycle to cottage industries en route to the red-dust roads of Ambalavao. 10 Continue through the hills and rock formations towards Horombe plateau. 11 Full day trekking in Isalo N.P.; explore canyons and cool off in natural waterfalls. 12 Cycle through bushland and thick forests; transfer to Tulear on coast. 13 Day of leisure on tranquil Ifaty beach overlooking a vast turquoise lagoon. 14 Transfer to Tulear; fly to Antananarivo. 15 Depart Antananarivo. 16 Arrive London. Call Cycle Madagascar Rainforest and beaches l Diverse culture, religion and people l Secluded rural roads • 8 days cycling with 100% vehicle support • Mostly surfaced roads, a few rough sections • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader and driver Min age 16 yrs • 10 nights hotels, 3 nights lodges • All breakfasts included Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, offers a cycling adventure like no other. We journey on largely quiet roads through a landscape of dramatic highland plains, unique rock formations and natural swimming pools. We pause to visit the lush rainforest of the Ranomafana National Park with deep canyons and huge waterfalls. Apart from its natural treasures the nation is also rich in culture and the many ethnic groups with fascinating traditions contribute to the melting pot that is Madagascar. Our cycling is rewarded by a day to relax on the idyllic white sand beach of Ifaty on the Mozambique Channel, scattered with palms and protected by an offshore coral reef. Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT INC LAND ONLY 2016 11 Jun 26 Jun 2699 1749 09 Jul 24 Jul 2699 1749 06 Aug 21 Aug 3149 1749 18 Sep 03 Oct 2749 1749 16 Oct 31 Oct 2749 1749 Please see our website www.exodus.co.uk for all dates and prices. Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £320 • Land only start Antananarivo day 2, end Antananarivo day 15 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • Giant Revel mountain bike with front suspension, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £150 MADAGASCAR Isalo N.P. cycle/drive Ampefy Antananarivo Ranohira Antsirabe Ifaty Tulear Miarinarivo Ambositra Ranomafana N.P. Ambalavao Set in a wonderful tropical garden full of fruit trees and herbs, Isalo Ranch is a locally-owned lodge based within the spectacular jagged rock formations of Isalo National Park. Relax by the pool as you enjoy panoramic views of the savannah and admire the setting sun. Daily Distance (km) 3 72 4 65 5 100 6 92 7 82 9 56 10 90 12 65 BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10


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