Located in the region of Vakinankaratra, Antsirabe has adopted the nonchalant lifestyle of Madagascar. In a very serene atmosphere, it offers moult beautiful and authentic landscapes to discover absolutely. In order to get into the local time, the ideal is to follow suit to a guide experienced in long walks in the city, or during one of the organized hikes in the area. Here, we prefer to go out on mountain bike or on horseback so that we can fully immerse ourselves in the local culture.
Meet with its inhabitants
In Antsirabe, it is important to know how to take your time to see all the typical sites. Depending on the day of arrival, you can start by doing some shopping on the day of the big market that is held every Monday to discover the local products, or to meet the peasants who have taken up residence in this picturesque city. . Among other things, during the walk, the techniques inherited from their ancestors were used by the peasants to cultivate the rice fields that stretch out as far as the eye can see. By pushing to Betafo, one can learn more about the forge, the specialty of this locality.
The beauty of the south
Longer trips including stops in rural lodgings allow you to visit Antsirabe at your own pace. One can opt for a group hike on the side of Ambohimanjaka, located to the south of the city, where the wild nature dominates the landscape. This will allow you to visit its caves and all its most beautiful sites, but also to admire its most beautiful waterfalls or Lake Tritriva. In addition, these walks also allow to dive in the heart of the forests sheltering certain birds of prey and different species of reptiles, and to be enchanted by the perfume of orchids, or pachypodia.