The Red Tsingy | KM 7

Inside the crater | KM 7

Checkpoint in Irodo village | KM 13

Run inside the Satrana palms forest | KM 18


Coconut trees in Ankorera village | KM 21


STAGE 3 – 27KM

From Irodo river to Ankerika village

Stage 3 is one of the most spectacular run of the ultra trail race, with the famous red Tsingy crossing. These geological wonders are unique in the world! Before stage 3 starts, a 4x4 transfer in needed from camp 3 to the other side of Irodo river, too deep on this area. Be careful for the last kilometers in the Satrana forest, there is sand and the heat can be oppressive.

  • Floor: Laterite (50%) + Sand (50%)
  • Obstacles: a river to cross, halfway up your legs, few kilometers after ultra trail race startline
  • Highlights:
    • The famous red Tsingy (km 6)
    • CP 1 located inside Irodo Village (km 13)
    • The satrana forest (km 22)
    • Passing the mangroves (km 25)
  • Afternoon: After you finished your ultra trail race, Ankerika village is very near to our camp. You can speak with its inhabitants, shop a little bit and enjoy the sunset.


To enter the race: ultra trail



Technical details

Irodo RiverCP 3.1CAMP 4
LocalisationOn the edge of Irodo riverIn Irodo villageIn a clearing, near Ankerika village
Kilometres 013,227,1
Miles 08,216,8
Elevation gain 0256354
Elevation loss 0254353
Track4x4 transfer from camp 2 to Stage 3 start line, on the other side of Irodo river.Follow the dirt road for 4 km. 1,8km later on a track, go up on a plate. Go down inside the Red Tsingy crater and go up on the plate 1km later. Follow the track across Irodo village.Follow the track passing through Ankorera village, leading to camp 4, in a clearing near Ankerika village.
Cut off Times4h309h00