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Explore the tropical paradise, Mauritius by a Hike

Mauritius is the land of sparkling beach with a volcano in the middle of it. The volcano has been dormant for many many years, so not to worry. The land has so much to offer travellers and the residents. The flora and fauna of Mauritius are marvelous than anyone can imagine and it is much more than its beautiful beaches. The land has its own national parks and amazing sanctuaries that are built to protect the wildlife and marine life of Mauritius. Apart from the usual swimming and water sport one can go on mountain hiking to explore the wilderness of Mauritius.

Trou aux Cerfs in Mauritius
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Enjoy a little trek or hiking with your loved ones on the mountains of Mauritius. Each peak in Mauritius offers a unique and breathtaking panoramic view that one could not possibly imagine. There is also a saying amongst the residents that Mauritius was created first and then the heaven emphasizing that heaven was copied from this tropical paradise.

Best spots for hiking

1. Black River Gorges National Park

Duration: 2-3 hours
Distance: 10km (6.2m)
Difficulty level: Easy

The Black River Georges park is approximately 6800 hectares wide and is located in the south-west of Mauritius. The park’s information centre has a map of hiking trails for the tourists, you can hire a guide if you wish to. The best time to hike the Black Rivers would be around the winter season when the weather is nice and the views turn blue.

Also Read: National Parks in Mauritius

2. Le Morne Brabant

Duration: 3-4 hours
Distance: 7kms
Difficulty level: Medium

Hiking in Mauritius
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Le Morne Brabant was announced as UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be one of the top destinations for hikers. The peak stands 550 meters above the sea and is roughly about 12 hectares widespread. Located in the south of Mauritius, the peak has a pleasant blue background with the extraordinary turquoise blue water. The peak is also filled with ancient history. Legend has it that slaves jumped from the cliff of this peak in the fear of being captured and tortured again.

3. Le Pouce Mountain

Duration: 2-3 hours
Distance: 4.3 km
Difficulty level: Easy

Situated in the Moka district in Mauritius, Le Pouce is yet again a popular peak among people who love to hike. The difficulty level to climb the peak is very low, that even a beginner can reach the summit of the mountain. This mountain is also the third highest mountain in Mauritius. Hungry while hiking? This mountain has got you covered. Take a bite of Guava to banish your hunger. Once on the top, the view is breathtaking. Watch the harbour and the highlands of Mauritius just from where you stand.

Tips

  • Carry a mosquito repellent and spare clothes along
  • Wear sunscreen and body lotions
  • Carry water bottles and food supply for your hike.

With surreal views and exciting hiking trails, we are sure that Mauritius is going to become your favourite every time you think of hiking. We suggest you visit Pickyourtrail for amazing offers and deals and start packing. Check out the cool deals and various Mauritius tour packages available from India.

Also Read: Top Tourist Places to Visit in Mauritius

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