Via Ferrata In Mauritius
|Operating Days||Thursday, Sunday|
|Duration||6 hrs 30 mins|
|Activity Time||08:00 - 14:30|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||Difficulty level: Easy - Medium. Includes BBQ lunch|
This activity is not operational until 31st December 2016.
Via Ferrata in Mauritius - Mauritius' mountain climbing adventure circuit
Looking for a more sporty activity? A unique activity to spice up your holiday with some action and at the same time in total respect with nature?
Then go no further, try this Unique Via Ferrata circuit – Your chance to cross Cliffs, Gorges and Plateaus - fitted with progression cables and accessible to almost everybody, accompanied all along by our qualified and experienced guides.
A unique full day excursion from 08:00 – 14:30, consisting of a range of activities full of action, crossing cliffs with progression cables, treks, aerial passages such as the hanging bridge, swim in a beautiful natural ponds, water zip lines; everything designed for an amazing day!
About the Via Ferrate activity
The first part of this extraordinary journey is the climbing to the peak of the Mamzel Zabeth mountain. The climb is done by means of the special equipment being fully secured to a steel cable set along the mountain trail and having the professional team guiding you to safely reach the Peak of the mountain. You are sure to enjoying a unique mountain climbing experience and at the mountain top you will stand breathless having a stunning panorama view of the nature reserves, lagoons and of almost the entire west coast.
Afterwards, you will have an easy trek of about thirty minutes followed with the crossing of the hanging bridge! The hanging bridge is an aerial passage above the river, which you will get to cross without difficulty but with some excitement with the help of the dedicated and professional guides.
After the adrenaline, time to relax and enjoy swimming in a natural pond of fresh water alongside a waterfall, or have fun and sliding on the water zip lines. This zip lines takes you from the hill top directly into the pond, creating a big splash with your water landing.
During this time, the guides and other team members will prepare the picnic BBQ grill lunch.
The food will then be served on a wooden platform located on the trees, just beside the pond, in a very tranquil setting, offering a great views.
This amazing journey continues after lunch with the discovery of the in the afternoon with the discovery of Pigeon point where you will have an aerial view of the spectacular gorge (canyon) born in basalt rock.
More surprises awaiting you as part of this activity, including trekking, cable bridges, and Nepalese bridge, all for you to enjoy a great day activity and a memorable journey!
This unique journey ends with an effortless walk which takes you in the heart of the Mauritius Savannah and then afterwards back to the Yemen Reserve.
This Full day Via Ferrata excursion includes BBQ picnic lunch, as well as water and soft drinks which are provided throughout the day.
Via Ferrata Guides
During the entire Via Ferrata circuit professional guides will be by your side, telling you about the fauna and flora, and will keep the spirits up their inimitable local humor and will make sure that your amazing journey takes place in the best possible conditions while catering for all your needs.
What is Via Ferrata?
A via ferrata (Italian for "iron road",) is a protected climbing route found in the Alps and certain other locations. The essence of a modern Via ferrata is a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically (every 3–10 m) fixed to the rock.
Using the appropriate Via Ferrata kit,the climbers can secure themselves to the cable, limiting any fall. The cable can also be used as aid to climbing, and additional climbing aids, such as iron rungs, pegs, carved steps and even ladders and bridges are often provided.
The via ferrata allow otherwise dangerous routes to be undertaken without the risks associated with unprotected scrambling and climbing or need for climbing equipment (e.g. ropes). They enable the relatively inexperienced a means of enjoying the dramatic positions and accessing difficult peaks and can be seen as a distinct step up from ordinary mountain walking.
About the Yemen natural reserve park – The park is located on the West Coast of Mauritius. It hosts two of the longest rivers of Mauritius – Rivière Rempart and Tamarin River – and is a haven for all sorts f native wildlife. The actual size of the natural reserve is of around 4500 hectares.
Today, it is a private nature reserve where luxurious fauna and flora can be admired. A visit to the Yemen Reserve is like stepping into the middle of the African Savannah.
Yemen nature reserve, home to herds of Java deers (around 9,000), wild boars, hares, macaque monkeys, mongoose and the fruit bats live inside the reserve and abundant indigenous and exotic plants such as ebony, cassias, tamarind, pink pepper and many more are also found in this amazing natural reserve.
Visit of the Casela Nature Park – World of Adventures
Important: The Via Ferrata circuit is done at the Yemen Reserve which is part of the Mauritius Safari and Bird (Casela Park). In order to take part in this trip you will have to enter the Mauritius Safari and Bird Park. Accordingly, we offer you to purchase together with the Via Ferrata excursion, also the entry tickets to the park.
- Excursion duration: 9:00am – 14:30pm (excluding additional 3 hours for visiting the Mauritius Safari and Bird Park)
- Includes: full BBQ lunch and drinks and technical equipment
- The circuit is offered only on Thursdays and Sundays
- The park is open every day except on 25th December and 1st January
- Difficulty level: Easy – Medium
- Minimum Age requirement: 12 years (must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
- This Full day Via Ferrata excursion includes BBQ picnic lunch, as well as water and soft drinks which are provided throughout the day.
- It is recommended to bring: appropriate clothing, sunscreen, bathing suit, spare set of clothes, towel, sport shoes, insect repellent and waterproofed camera / camera cover
- Price per Participant: 82 Euro
- Visit of the Mauritius Safari and Bird Park: 20 Euro / person
This activity is not operational until 31st December 2016.
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