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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 ridermagazine.com)

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 ridermagazine.com)

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


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Author: Rob Dabney
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Kevin Fairburn
Kevin Fairburn
August 10, 2014 3:04 am

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.
Cheers,
Kevin Fairburn (AUS)

Rob Dabney
Rob Dabney
August 10, 2014 8:55 am

No problem Kevin. Thank you for sharing too! We look forward to following your future journeys.

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