Eco Green Bike Tour at Souillac
|Operating Hours||08:00 - 18:00|
|Operating Days||Tuesday, Thursday|
|Activity Time||09:00 - 15:00|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
Eco Green Bike Tour at Souillac (South Coast)
Come and get ready to discover the beauty of Mauritius in an Eco green concept! Discovering the beauty of the authentic Mauritius has never been so exciting than cycling on an electric bicycle. You do not have to be a sport enthusiast to cycle through the incredible landscape. The electric bicycle allows you to move forward when in need while you can limit your effort.
Whether you are an amateur cyclist or you just want to marvel the beauty of the southern part of the island, you can always choose the electric bike and ride on your own pace. Such ride raises the physical and mental barriers of outdoor sports enthusiasts who hesitate before booking a bike ride. It will help you cover a greater distance in less time, while sparing your efforts.
Souillac Itinerary- Discovering the wild and authentic South
Venture in the wild beauty of the typical traditional fishing village of Souillac, located in the extreme south of Mauritius, in the district of Savanne. The village was previously used as a port which was built by François de Souillac. It was the busiest port under British rule, especially for the transportation of sugar.
Today, we have mostly fishermen, farmers and craftsmen who live in this charming and picturesque village. It features spots like the Gris-Gris cliffs, against which the waves are perpetually breaking and the famous “Roche Qui Pleure” (weeping rock).
The starting point of your ride starts from “Place du Moulin” in Bel Ombre which is a restored sugar factory designed by Jean-François Adam, a renowned Mauritian architect. You will then begin your ride in the direction to Bay of Jakotet. Heading towards the village of Rivière des Galets, you will discover the Batelage of Grand River South East, the ancient port of Souillac, where the renovated dock serves as a jetty for the village fishermen’s pirogues.
As part of your journey, you will find one of the oldest church in Mauritius, Saint-Jacques, built in 1855. The ride continues to the Telfair Garden which bears the name of the naturalist Charles Telfair, who helped in developing the sugar estate in Bel Ombre.
You will get the chance to explore more historical sites such as the colonial judiciary and the old train station. From “La Nef”, former home of poet R. E. Hart at Gris-Gris, you will ride in the direction of the spectacular “La Roche Qui Pleure”.
On the return journey, you will have the chance to savour the local vegetarian dishes and you will enjoy preparing 'Gateaux Piment', a typical Mauritian snack.
Finish your road trip at the late Robert Edward Hart marine cemetery, before returning to the Riambel public beach for a relaxing time on the pristine beach or go for a refreshing swim in the lagoon.
Do not hesitate, the views are definitely worth the ride!
- Operating Days: Every Tuesdays and Thursdays (Depending upon availability)
- Activity Time: Meeting at 8:30 – Departure: 09:00 – Arrival: 15:00
- Duration: 6 hours
- Distance: 30 km
- Starting point: The “Place du Moulin” in Bel Ombre
- Finishing point: Riambel public beach
- Refreshment: Lunchtime approx. 12:30 – Enjoy some sweet and savoury local specialities.
Eco Green Bike Additional Information:
Age Limit: Minimum 10 years old
Maximum capacity of participants per trip: 12 persons Maximum
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Pregnant woman: Should take medical advice
Souvenir: The photos of your ride in Mauritius will be available for purchase on a photo CD for a small supplement
Safety: A safety escort vehicle will follow the group on the drivable roads.
Included in the price:
- Guided Tours
- Briefing session and orientation
- Equipment available: helmets, spare tubes and pumps, First Aid Kits
- Water bottles, juice and light snacks during the tour
Excluded in the price: The photos of your ride in Mauritius will be available for purchase on the day itself for a small supplement. You will have the opportunity to buy some local souvenirs. Please bring cash along as credit cards are not accepted
What to bring & wear:
- A pair of pants or shorts
- A hat
- A sweater
- Sun block creams/lotions in case it is too sunny
- Mosquito repellent
- Rain jacket
We reserve the right to cancel the ride in case of heavy rain. Once the ride has begun and in the event of bad weather, the ride shall not be reimbursable. However, we will do our best to adapt to the situation and make the journey as pleasant and as satisfying as possible.
About the guide and the spirit of the trip:
Explore the authentic beauty of Mauritius with experienced guides who are here to provide you insightful and interesting information about places you would visit. Throughout the route, the guide will stop at various strategic points in order to explain the history or anecdotes of the area, or simply for a photo break or a moment of relaxation.
- Price per Participant for the Eco Green Bike Tour at Souillac: 74 Euro / person