Sambava to Farihy Ampasimbato by bike
The bike ride begins with a canoe crossing over a creek near the centre of Sambava followed by an approximately 10km stretch through a coconut plantation. The price for the canoe crossing is 1,000 Ar (2020).
Most of the route runs along a sandy but bikeable road and often in the shade of coconut palms, first passing the tiny village of Ampisasanala and thereafter Antongompahitra. About 3km after Antongompahitra, cross Bemarivo with a canoe. The price is 2000 Ar (2020).
About 1km after the river crossing, bike through Bemanevika. Every Sunday there's a large market in the mornings, which is especially lively during the vanilla growing season between March and August.
Thereafter a flat sandy road and sometimes a trail continues to Lake Ampasimbato, in which there reportedly are many crocodiles.
Distance from Mimi Resto to Farihy Ampasimbato and return: 49 kilometres
Minimum elevation: 11 metres
Maximum elevation: 20 metres
Total climb: 37 metres
Total descent: 22 metres