Partying at stage 5 start line | KM 0

Morning beach run on Ampondrafeta beach | KM 1

Checkpoint in Ambodivahibe village | KM 12

Run inside the dry tropical forest | KM 25

Finish in camp 6 – Antafihamalama bay | KM 28

STAGE 5 – 28KM

Ampondrafeta beach to Antafiamalama beach

One day before the last day of the ultramarathon, we are 20km away from Diego Suarez. For this stage 5, you will run on the coastal track of Amber cape. The start line is directly on the beach, where you slept last night! After the rocky barrier, you will discover a paradise creek nicknamed “Bakao Beach”. Then you will follow the 4x4 dirt road along the coast. You will go one more time out of the beaten tracks for a great run inside the mangroves. Your last real effort for this ultramarathon will end in Antafiamalama bay. Camp is uphill, you will enjoy a beautiful view on the light-blue waters.

  • Floor: Laterite (60%), soft sand (40%)
  • Obstacles: Mangrove might be muddy (tides)
  • Highlights:
    • Bakao Beach (km 2)
    • Ambodivaibe fishermen village, with a huge Banyan tree shadowing the checkpoint (km 12)
    • Crossing the tropical dry forest (km 16 to 22)
    • The mangroves (km 22 to 24)
  • Afternoon: For this last day, you will enjoy a relative comfort with permanent buildings (Showers, refectory). After 5 days in the bush, it will be a good transition before going back to “normal comfort” tomorrow! We will take the group pictures with all the runners and the staff. You can also swim and enjoy your last sunset.

To enter the race: ultra trail

ROUTE MAP

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Technical details

 CAMP 5CP 5.1CP 5.2CAMP 6
LocalisationAmpondrafeta BeachAmbodivaibe villageHouse near the trackAntafiamalama Beach
Elevation4m2m4m3m
Kilometres 012,221,428,2
Miles 08,815,923,1
Elevation gain 0587939
Elevation loss 0647939
Track650m on the beach. Then 1,7km on a little track across the trees. 900m on Bakao beach. Follow the track to the CP.Follow the track.Follow the track leading to the beach.
Cut off Times4h007h009h00