Day 9: Sahambavy – Fianarantsoa-Bike tour in Ambalavao

After breakfast, we leave our hotel. Possibly, we visit the Sahambavy Tea Estate, the only tea

Plantation in Madagascar. After, we cycle through the city of Fianarantsoa which is situated approximatively 410 km from Antananarivo before we continue southward to Ambalavao. Fianarantsoa is the capital of Betsileo ethnic group. The landscape is beautiful with great views of vineyards, terraced rice paddies and rocky outcrops.

Heading south, Ambalavao is the town by some as “the Southern Gateway”; Betsileo and Bara ethnic groups work together to make “Antaimoro paper”. Overnight stay in Ambalavao, the wine region of Madagascar.

Overnight: Hotel
Km of cycling: 77 Kilometer
Difficulty:
easy asphalt road full of holes from the hotel to the junction, easy asphalt road from the junction until Ambalavao,
Type and conditions of trails:
Narrow national road between the junction until Ambalavao with many turns and climbs