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Le Morne Brabant - 556m
Le Morne Cultural Landscape is an exceptional testimony to maroonage or resistance to slavery in Mauritius. The mountain was used as a fortress to shelter escaped slaves based in physical and oral facts. Le Morne represents maroonage and its impact, which existed in many places around the world, but which was demonstrated so effectively on Le Morne mountain.
The mountain is a symbol of slaves’ fight for freedom, their suffering, and their sacrifice, all of which have relevance beyond its geographical location, to the countries from which the slaves came – in particular the African mainland, Madagascar, India, and South-east Asia- and represented by the Creole people of Mauritius and their shared memories and oral traditions. Hiking to the top of le Morne Brabant will give you a spectacular view of the southwestern corner of the island.
Le Morne Village
Le Morne trail Entrance
Piton de la Petite Rivière Noires - 828m
If you are looking for the best nature adventure, hiking Piton de la Petite Riviere Noires will give you breathtaking experience. The mountain is the highest peak on the island of Mauritius. Located in Black River district, its height is of 828 m and gives you breathtaking scenery of the rugged mountain views. You will begin your trail underneath a shady pathway and pass through the savage green of the gorges. Following this part, it will be a little bit demanding and can sometimes slippery.
The last climb can be short but is intense. This will take you to the summit of the mountain where you will get the unique view. When reaching the top of the mountain you will find the famous bench 828.
Plaines Champagne Parking
Le Pouce Mountain - 812m
Le Pouce is the third highest mountain in Mauritius which form part of the Moka Ranges. Charles Darwin ascended the mountain during his voyage around the world.
The mountain received its name because it takes the form of the thumb peak shaped. Le Pouce is very popular for hiking and is considered to be an easy hike.
From the summit you will be able to catch view of the Pieter Both mountain and all-round the village of Moka.
Les Trois Mamelles - 629m
This mountain is a different chain in the west of Mauritius whose three peaks are 629 m. The ascent of the central peak is done in free hand, in two distinct parts: first by a path which goes up in a bushy undergrowth, which ends at the collar of the window. The view over the Yemen plain is magnificent, superb yellowed by the scorching sun of the region. The second part is more exposed and a bit demanding.
The drop offs on the eastern and western slopes of the rock are now impressive. Every now and then the adrenaline rushes kick in as the top gets closer. The top will give you a panoramic view in all its splendor is the guaranteed reward of this well-deserved climb.
La Tourelle du Tamarin - 563m
A hike not to miss in Mauritius. The mountain is of 563m and gives the best views of the whole western region. The peak towering over Tamarin provides stunning views of Black River Gorges, Le Morne Brabant, and the lagoon. The hike to the summit follows a well worn trail and is quite challenging. Even though it is exposed to the sun for much of the way, lovers of discovery will enjoy this trip.
The Lion Mountain - 490m
You cannot miss Lion mountain when you are in the south east of Mauritius. From Mahebourg, it is the mountain that is right across the bay, the only witness left of the ‘Bataille of Vieux Grand Port’ that took place some 200 years ago.
Lion Mountain is a prominent mountain in the Bambous Range, visible from Mahebourg and notable for have an abundance of native vegetation and stunning views of the southeast. The Mountain bears its name since it takes the form of a lion. From the top you will be able to see the surrounding islands: Ile aux Aigrettes, Ile de la Passe, Ilot Vacoas and Ile aux Fouquets, where the lighthouse is situated.
Vieux Grand Port
Royal Rd Vieux Grand-Port
Petrin Trail - Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National park is the largest natural area in Mauritius and one of only two national parks in the country. Nearly all of the remaining old growth forest in Mauritius – only 2% remains – is contained within the park. It therefore serves as a refuge for many iconic and endangered species like the Mauritian Flying Fox, Echo Parakeet, Mauritius Kestrel, and Pink Pigeon. Your best opportunity to see these incredible animals is on the extensive, 60km in total, trail network that will take you to waterfalls, peaks, and pristine sections of forest.
The park can be accessed from many different entrances, but there are two official entrances with visitor’s centers: Petrin and Riviere Noire. It is not necessary to enter the park through these entances as the majority of the hiking trails can be reached from roads that serve as borders for the park or nearby villages.
Petrin, Black River Gorges