We’re down at Morondava. We’ve come down from the 1400 metres of Madagascar’s central highland and tonight are on the west coast at Morondava. It’s a hell of a lot hotter and we’ve sweated to get here – all to arrive at the world famous “Avenue of the Baobabs” – those crazy trees that look […]
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Travelling Madagascar by Motorbike – The “Galapagos of the West” awaits!
Riders: Gareth Morgan, Jo Morgan, Dave Wallance
Motorcycles: Honda Translaps
Trip description: Ride south from the capital through the highlands, taking in the numerous National Parks (this is the Galapagos of the West after all!), and then out to the Avenue of the Baobabs before heading to the east coast and north of the capital to Toamasina and Nosy Boraha. This island is too big to cover in three weeks, especially given there are no circular routes – it’s all hub and spoke from the capital.
Blogs from the trip
To Antsribe – who the fuck is Alice?
As Smokie’s song “Living Next Door to Alice” goes, any lass with that name can surprise you. 160 kms south of Antananivro is Antsribe, a spa town the Norwegians “discovered”. But we’re not too caring about that, just getting used to these bikes and navigating the outskirts of Madagascar’s capital so we can get to […]
Madagascar – We’re Here
Flying across Madagascar I feel already I’ve been conned – the landscape is parched and treeless, with each valley heavily terraced and the sure signs of rice paddies a giveaway to what’s happening below. As we are on final approach into Antananivro airport we see our first tarsealed road but no vehicles. Thoughts of the […]
The beginning of a motorcycle adventure through Madagascar
Worldbybike gets back on the road in September with a three week jaunt around Madagascar. Jo, Dave and myself are off to the land of the Lemur and are looking forward to riding down the Avenue of the Baobab trees. The island, twice the size of New Zealand and with 21 million people is renowned […]