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Mauritius is an island well known for its natural beauty. In his travelogue, famous author Mark wrote, “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius”. Well that’s indeed high praise and some may think it is an exaggeration. However once you witness the beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters on the tropical island of Mauritius you would agree with his observation too.

Not just a gorgeous beach destination, with it being a volcanic island, it has several breathtaking summits and valleys too. It is an amazing place for adventure sport like Hiking. Adventurers switch to hiking in Mauritius due to great perks like spectacular views, fresh air, and to feel the nature’s touch which is worth experience for a lifetime.

7 Spots For Hiking In Mauritius

While planning hiking trips one should have a complete detail about the hiking trails as well as their own personal capability and stamina. So here is a quick detail list of hiking trails in Mauritius.

1. Bel Ombre

offers an expansive view of the south coast

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It is a long desolate trail which offers an expansive view of the south coast. You can have exceptional wildlife witnessing opportunity. Exciting Huh! The starting Point of this trail is Trailhead off Plaine Champagne Road and the ending point is Plaine Champagne/Bel Ombre sugarcane fields It is Out and Back trail i.e. one-way hiking trail.

Location: Black River Gorges
Lowest point: 745 ft
Highest point: 2350 ft
Difficulty level: Medium (may be physically demanding)
Length: 4.7 miles
Duration: 4-5 hours

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2. Cascade 500 Pieds

steep hike towards the waterfall

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This is a short and steep hike towards the waterfall. This trail is not really tiring except 30-45 minutes back to Alexander falls. It is a partly shady place and slippery in nature as the waterfall is involved. The starting Point of this trail is Alexandra Falls parking lot and ending point is Waterfall.

Location: Black River Gorges
Lowest point: 1767ft
Highest point: 2174ft
Difficulty level: Easy (no physical intensive or challenging route)
Length: 1.8mi round trip
Duration: 1-2 hours

3. Corps De Garde

amazing trekking trail

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It is an amazing trekking trail as one can have panoramic views from the summit as well as from a south viewpoint. The route is not shady at all. The starting point is Near Stanley/Camp Levieux Housing Estate and the end point is Summit/Viewpoint. The total elevation height is 1768 Ft. This trail route is well marked by white stones and is easily visible from the road.

Location: West
Lowest point: 975ft
Highest point: 2382ft
Difficulty level: Medium (may be physically demanding)
Length: 2.8 miles round trip
Duration: 2-3 hours

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4. Lion Mountain Trekking Trail

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It is one of the prominent mountains in the Bambous Range. Notable for having an abundance of native vegetation and offers stunning views of the south-east region. Here one may across two types of trails leading to the summit i.e. north and south trail. The hike begins from the sugarcane which then ascends through the shaded woods which flanks the lion. This trail may be difficult to follow due to lack of markings.

Therefore, it is advisable to start this trek via the west trail as it is less complicated and simple to locate and follow. The starting point for this trail is Virieux Grand Port Police Station and the endpoint is the summit. The total elevation gain of this trail is 1800ft.

Location: Bambous Range
Lowest point:20ft
Highest point:160ft
Difficulty level: Medium (not physically challenging hike trail)
Length: 3 Miles round trip
Duration: 2- 3 hours

5. Le Pouce

third highest peak on the island of Mauritius

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Being the third highest peak on the island of Mauritius, this trail allows witnessing the most iconic features of the Port Louis area and the Moka Range. There are two approaches through this tale i.e. On the north side via Port Louis and On the south side via Moka range.

The south route is a common route whereas the north route provides better views and is shadier in nature. One can easily connect the two trails due to the availability of good public transport at both ends. The starting point of this trail is Moka trailhead and the endpoint is the Summit.

Location: Moka Range
Lowest point: 1514 ft
Highest point: 2587 ft
Difficulty level: Easy (no physically intensive or challenging route)
Length: 1.4 miles round trip
Duration: 2 hours one way

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6. Grand Riviere Sud Est

huge waterfa you can jump off

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It is a simple trekking trail as if following the river down merely. It is rugged and culminates in a huge waterfall where you can jump off the rocks or swim. This hiking trail gives a new experience altogether as it is simple and easy to follow. The starting point of this trail is Near bridge over GRSE and the ending point is GRSE Waterfall. The total elevation gain of this trail is 164 ft.

Location:South East
Lowest point: 35 ft
Highest point: 147 ft
Difficulty level: Easy (not physically intensive or challenging route)
Length: 0.8 miles round trip
Duration: 1 hour

7. Tourelle Du Tamarin

mountain peak offering a stunning view

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It is another mountain peak offering a stunning view of three amazing places of Mauritius namely Black River Gorges, Le Morne Brabant, and the lagoon. This is not a very challenging trek but it is through a path that is mostly exposed to the sun. This trail doesn’t have any private property on its way throughout. It is advisable to start early on this trail or in the evening to prevent sun. The starting point of this trail is Black Rock Reservoir and the ending point is the summit. The total elevation gain of this summit is 1808 ft.

Location: Southwest
Lowest point: 437 ft
Highest point: 1588 ft
Difficulty level: Medium (may be physically demanding)
Length: 2.2mi round trip
Duration: 2 hour

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So now with this information at your fingertips what are you waiting for? Add one of these hikes in your Mauritius trip plan and feel one with nature.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hiking in Mauritius

What all should I pack for hiking in Mauritius?

Pack your hiking shoes, sunscreen, binoculars and water bottle for your hike.

Which hike is suitable for beginners?

Cascade 500 Pieds hike is perfect for beginners.

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