ADV Pulse

Get ADV Pulse delivered by email
Sign up for ADV Pulse Weekly


Get ADV Pulse delivered by email
Sign up for ADV Pulse Weekly

Connect With Us

Follow On Facebook:

5 Stories of Adventure in the Land of the Lemurs

 Tales of exotic wildlife and unique cultural experiences touring Madagascar.

Published on 04.22.2014

3. Madagascar Motorcycle Tour

World traveller Jeremy Bullard decided to go to Madagascar after he read Hilary Bradt’s guidebook where she writes, “A motorbike is perhaps the very best way of getting around.” This intrigued him enough to head to Madagascar where he rents a “fairly knackered” 1986 Honda XL650.

Dangerous Bridge in Madagascar
A dangerous bridge for motorcycles, especially if riding at night. (Courtesy

With bad brakes, welded gear lever and zip-tied kickstarter, Jeremy sets off to tour the amazing roads of Madagascar. He travels around the North West area, including Nosy Bé. Along the way he visits the Isalo and Ankarafantsika National Parks where he sees the several species of lemurs.

Hellville Nosy Bé Touring Madagascar
Relics of Madagascar’s French colonial past in Hellville, Nosy Bé Island. (Courtesy

Bullard describes Madagascar as different than any place he’s ever traveled. He writes, “Everyone I met was incredibly warm, helpful and friendly. They waved and smiled back more than in any other country I have visited.” Check out the full story of his adventure in this Rider Magazine article


Author: Rob Dabney

Related Stories

Related Stories

 2

Leave a Reply

2 thoughts on “5 Stories of Adventure in the Land of the Lemurs

  1. Thanks for promoting my video and sharing the adventure with the world. Madagascar is one of the most fascinating countries I have had the privilege to ride through.
    Kevin Fairburn (AUS)


New REV’IT! Rider Spotlight Video Series Launches Ep.1: Amelia Nunn

Amelia Nunn says she wouldn’t be sane if she didn’t have motorcycles in h...

New ‘Motorcycle-Only’ Trail System Opens in New Mexico

New Mexico, known for its lofty mountains, sprawling caverns, white sand desert...

Helinox Swivel camping chair

Helinox Swivel Chair: All-New Compact Camp Chair With a Spin

The 'light is right' mantra is something we all strive to live by as adventure ...