Cycling Bike and Hike Wilds Madagascar By Herb Kavet The country is an island off the east coast of Africa and a former French colony. It’s an impoverished country. People live on under $2 a day, many go barefoot and backbreaking human power moves most of the goods. People push carts or bicycles up hills
Our first bike tour in Madagascar was an amazing experience — full of animals, amazing scenery, exciting cycling, smiling Malagasy and good food. In 15 days we went from the capital down to the coast, stopping for hikes at three national parks along the way making it possible to see lots of lemurs and chameleons!
One of the joys of SpiceRoads’ Madagascar adventure is catching sight of the myriad species unique to the island. And “myriad” is an understatement. According to the World Wildlife Fund’s description of Madagascar, “approximately 95 percent of Madagascar’s reptiles, 89 percent of its plant life, and 92 percent of its mammals exist nowhere else on
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