Sambava-Ambohimitsinjo-Farahalana-Sambava by bike
Turning left onto a secondary road just north of Sambava, this route runs along hilltops with stunning views of the surrounding hillscapes until the villages of Antisraka and Ambohimitsinjo.
The road and sometimes trail continues at lower altitudes through nature, vanilla plantations and along rice fields until the Maheva river. The route thereafter runs through the villages of Ambodimanga, Masovariaka until arriving at Farahalana where the RN5a turns north back to Sambava.
During times of much rain, the road along the river between Ambodimanga and Farahalana gets very muddy and more or less unbikeable in places.
Day: 23rd August 2020
Distance: 56.4 kilometres
Duration: 5 hours and 43 minutes
Average speed : 9.9 km/h
Minimum elevation: 10 metres
Maximum elevation: 86 metres
Total climb: 385 metres
Total descent: 381 metres