Experience a whole new world by taking an exhilarating ride through one of these beautiful travel destinations
By Pamela Chow
If you’re always on the lookout for a different travel experience, cycling is a great way to burrow into a country and unearth its lesser-known sights and sounds. We uncover the most impressive biking trails around the world for cycling pros and enthusiasts alike.
Go on a cycling tour through Madagascar, where you can spot the endemic lemur as well as rare tropical birds in its national parks.
For wildlife lovers: Madagascar
This picturesque route through the heart of Madagascar is known to be rather manageable for cycling and wildlife enthusiasts.
Beginning in the capital city of Antananarivo, this path is mostly gravelled and breezes through Ranomafana National Park and Andringitra Massif, awarding cyclists with views of rare tropical birds and lemurs — an endemic species.
The trail snakes through highlands and secluded rural tracks, and ends in the quiet coastal town of Mahavelona. There are several tour agencies offering specialised biking tours along this route, and include programmes on the Creole language, songs, customs and food.