Day 5: Antsirabe-Ambositra

After breakfast we cycle further south on the hilly road to Ambositra. It is situated 93km from Fianarantsoa, the handicraft capital; the region is best-known for its wood work: sculpture, inlays and engravings. The Zafimaniry villages, named for the tribe living in the dense, eastern forests, are especially distinctive. Their fine and delicate woodwork has achieved worldwide acclaim.

Overnight: Hotel
Km of cycling: 93
easy asphalt road, a lot of turns and climbs
Type and conditions of trails: National road from Antsirabe to Ambositra