Sambava to Antalaha by bike

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Starting at Resto Mimi, a bit before Sambava Centre, ending at Flao Plage, this approximately 6.5 hours bike ride at an average speed of 12km p/hour leads along a mostly straight and tarred road in excellent condition with minimal traffic.

Shortly after Soavoanio coconut distillery on the left is the village of Antohomaro.

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Tour data

Sambava - Flao Plage 77.8 km
Flao Plage - Antalaha 7 km

Date: June 2020
Distance: 84.8 km
Minimum elevation: 7 metres
Maximum elevation: 27 metres

Places of interest

Swimming spot at Lake Andohabe

Mimi Hotel
-14.2582259886,50.1451830659

Soavoanio coco distillery
-14.318250, 50.187667

Antohomaro
-14.327350, 50.185200

Antanandava
-14.415217, 50.167417

Thé-Cola NANA
closed in January 2022 -14.418917, 50.166233

Farahalana
-14.429559, 50.156202

Amboronala
-14.526700, 50.166617

Ambodimanga
-14.571950, 50.165833

Ampanatsoavana
-14.599300, 50.171133

Ambodipont Isahana
-14.617717, 50.181233

Anboangy
-14.658533, 50.206467

Andrapengy
-14.675117, 50.215450

Jaovato
-14.709600, 50.221083

Tampoly
-14.730500, 50.217967

Ampahana
-14.760283, 50.219683

Antseranabidy
-14.777583, 50.230383

Flao Plage
-14.8512671795, 50.2609121706

Antalaha
-14.9024083558, 50.278910799

Notes

  • 6 - 7 hours, depending on the breaks
  • relatively easy bike ride along an asphalt road in good condition
  • following the ocean line, now and then the ocean is visible
  • coconut and vanilla plantations, farm land, gracing zebus
  • lake …
  • passing thorough many small villages
  • at street crossings or at the entrance of some villages: usually small food stalls and street traders offering small snacks (bruschettas, boiled eggs, grilled and alive chicken, seasonal fruits sliced in pieces ready for consumption, salads)
  • occasionally rare specialties: one shouldn’t be surprised facing a girl holding up a bag full of ….
  • thé kola - natural energy drink
  • outside Antalaha: lepra village, Erzaka, Macoulline Park
  • accommodation Antalaha: Villa Malaza before entering the centre
  • 2 storey guest house, rooms on 2nd floor, large balcony, shared living room, excessive VHS tape and book collection
  • 40,000 Ariary January 2022
  • small gym
  • 2 bungalows
  • owners Gisele and Alain live on the 1st floor
  • ocean can be seen from the balcony, about 100 m to the beach

Photos

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