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Red Island Ride

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Location:
Madagascar
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Entries open: 20 Oct 2014
Event dates:
3 Aug 2019 - 10 day event
± 36 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Red Island Sport
Race Director:
Fiona Coward
Email:
fiona@redislandride.com

red island

The Red Island Ride is a mountain bike stage race in the wilds and highlands of that mysterious country called Madagascar.You will travel through the mountainous region of central Madagascar, into remote regions where the communities are not familiar with vazaha (foreigners) and drop down into the world famous rain forests to see the unique wildlife that exists hidden from the average tourist’s eyes.

Weather conditions

Cold at night and mild in the day

Season: Winter

Route Information

Distance:
313km
Ascent:
6620m

Terrain

mountainous, single track, technical

Technical Rating: 7

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
20km
500m
Antananarivo Prologue
2:
80km
1400m
Antsirabe to Sandrandahy
3:
56km
1620m
Ambositra to Sous Le Soleil
4:
29km
780m
Sous Le Soleil Loop out and back
5:
50km
1120m
Sous Le Soleil to Vohiposa
6:
55km
800m
Sahambavy to Ranomafana
7:
43km
900m
Red Island Ride International Trophy

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R to 34900

The cost inclusive of the airfare is R34 900 (2400e). This includes airfares from Johannesburg, all transfers, all meals and accommodation, seven days of riding, entry fees to international events (Prologue and International Trophy).

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