What next after you have been to the best beaches of Mauritius,
and most, if not all the must-see tourist attractions? Mountains,
deep ravines and gorges offer endless possibilities for trekking,
hiking, mountain biking, overnight camping and sea-kayaking. Undoubtedly,
the ultimate way to discover the other Mauritius.
Grab a bottle of
water, a light jacket, mosquito repellent, tie up your hiking shoes
and let our professional
and efficient team take care of
the permission of entry! Also, you will be able to benefit from
their expert knowledge
on the terrain and avoid getting lost deep in the forests.
us for an exciting, adrenaline-charged schedule of adventure activities!
River Gorges National Park offers you one of the best trekking
opportunities, over an area of more than 6,754 hectares. To ensure
that the fauna is not affected by trekking activities and walking
tracks have been traced for your convenience. Along the way, you
may come across various endemic birds like the pink pigeon and the
Mauritius Echo Parakeet, and even see wild monkeys! The principal
road through the park is Les Mares - Plaine Champagne - Chamarel
Road. Tip : You can pick some
Chinese Guavas (May to July) by the Mare Longue lake before heading
back up a volcanic route to Petrin.
From Plaine Champagne-Chamarel Road, near the main lookout, to the
island's highest point (Piton de la Petite Rivièew Noire),
it takes about 3 hours to return.
Approximately a 2.5 kilometre walk along or near the Black River
upstream of the Visitor Centre to a kiosk by the river.
More challenging yet rewarding, this walking track leads from Petrin,
through the Macchabée forest and down to the end of the Riverside
track at the kiosk below Plateau Remousse. This trek is suitable
for all levels and ages with a good health and fitness.
Cents Pieds track
A steeper track running down to Alexandra Falls, and counting a
2 km return.
Discover the pleasures
of mountain biking in Mauritius, amidst the lush greenery and breathe
in the freshness of the morning dew.
An easy ride of 1 hour, around the area
of Chamarel Seven Coloured Earths, in the middle of banana trees,
pineapple and sugarcane fields.
Slightly more challenging than the Chamarel
Ride. A great scenic route for lovers of nature. Speed down the
valley, past Chamarel Seven Coloured Earths, Chamarel Falls before
heading to the South Coast.
Starting from Savannah in the morning, a ride on the South coast
allows you to see the only break in the coral reefs occurs in the
South of Mauritius. From the top of the cliffs, you can witness
the wild show as big waves crash in.
A more challenging ride. Do make sure
your helmet is on as as you descend the National Park into our indigenous
forests. Take time to listen to the song of birds in their natural
habitat and keep a watch for our endangered speicies like the echo
parakeet, pink pigeon and the kestrel.
Sea kayaking is yet another alternative
to enjoying the beautiful and refreshing beaches of Mauritius.
Highly recommended for first-timers. Security measures, paddle signals
and paddling techniques are being demonstrated. Possibility to snorkel
at the reefs.
Departing from St Antoine in the morning, towards Ile d'Ambre, an
islet off the North East coast of Mauritius. Half way, a stopover
at Bernache island, where you can re-fuel your body and refresh
yourself in the cooling beaches of Bernache island. The final stretch
is an easy paddle along the mangroves towards Ile d'Ambre.
Paddle in the depths at Tamarin, on the west coast of Mauritius,
where you have the opportunity to see spinner dolphins. As you propel
your kayak up the Rempart River, you can watch the birds busy in
their daily chores.
For more challenging sea kayaking, enjoy the view of the North coast
as you paddle downwind. Possibility to stop on the reef for snorkelling.
From Pointe d'Esny in South East of Mauritius,
paddle alongside mangroves, towards the neighbouring islands Ile
aux Aigrettes, Ilot Chats and Ilot Singes.