Hiking Trip - Piton De La petite Riviere Noire
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Duration||3 hrs 30 mins|
|Activity Time||09:30 - 13:00|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
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Hiking trip Piton de La Petite Rivière Noire - Overview
Hiking trip to the Piton De La Petite Rivière Noire - the highest mountain in Mauritius! For the nature lovers, this hiking activity will literally take you to the peak of nature bliss! Imagine walking in a forest, rummaging through bushes and climbing cliffs (safely!); this activity has it all!
Experience the natural beauty of Mauritius from a different perspective, from the highest peak of the island. This hiking trip may be a little challenging at first but definitely nothing as compared to the feeling of standing at the top of Mauritius, seeing the entire island beneath you.
Highlights of this activity:
- Discover the Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire Mountain in a fun and energetic way
- A challenging hiking trip for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts
- Learn about the endemic plants and animals you may encounter on your hike by experienced guides
- Enjoy an unpolluted stroll in the green meadows of the mountainous beauties
- Discover different viewpoints towards the South, the Morne Brabant lagoon and the Black River Gorges
The hiking trip includes:
- Hike to the highest peak of Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire at 828 metres
- Water and snacks will be provided during the trip
- Experienced Hiking Guides to accompany you
- Different viewpoints- the South, the Morne Brabant lagoon and the Black River Gorges
- Safety equipment
Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organise drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.
All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.
Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire, South West
|Duration:||3 hrs 30 mins|
|Activity Time:||09:30 - 13:00|
Hiking Trip - Piton De La petite Rivière Noire
Arguably one of the unmissable mountain hikes in Mauritius is the mountain climbing hike taking you all the way up to the highest peak of the island at Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire- found on the far western side of the Black river Gorges.
Apart from the beautiful beaches that Mauritius can offer, this hike is all about enjoying an unpolluted stroll in the green meadows of our mountainous beauties.
The first part of this trip is underneath a shady trail, surrounded by luxuriant vegetation. The walking trails are as scenic as the hike trail itself. Nestled through some idyllic mountainous farming landscape, you will pass though the west of the island by embarking through the savage green of the gorges.
The second part is a little bit more challenging; being sometimes slippery, it will allow you to discover different viewpoints towards the South, the Morne Brabant lagoon and the Black River Gorges. Climbing up through the mountain path, you will get sneak previews of the ever changing scenery down below. You’ll be met with views over the lush green hills and soaring escarpments.
The final climb, short but intense, takes you to the summit of « Piton de Petite Rivière Noire», giving you a unique 360 degrees perspective. The peak stands a whopping 828 meters above sea level; the highest point in Mauritius boasting hiking trails with incredible views.
Snacks and water are provided and we do recommend that you wear comfortable sports/hiking shoes and clothes that would be highly protective. More to that, the use of insect repellent and sunscreen are highly endorsed.
Keep your camera handy to capture the breathtaking scenery of the rugged mountain vistas.
About the guide and the spirit of this Hiking trip
This guided trek up the Piton De La Petite Rivière Noire with our experienced guides would introduce you to the unknown paths through the green meadows and up the dense forests on the mountain.
The level commanded is from easy to medium since the first part of the hike is a comfortable walk through shady trails and flourishing vegetation. That said, the central part of the hike is more demanding with various smooth slopes and ascents allowing you to have the spendthrift views of the western coast of the island.
The guided hikes take place in small groups of 2 to 12 people. All the necessary safety equipment as well as briefing is thoroughly supplied by the professional team of guides. You do need to have a medium level of physical strength to undertake this hike and hikers as young as 12 years old may join in if they are of course accompanied by an experienced adult hiker.
About Hiking in Mauritius
Mauritius, being a volcanic island, has several breathtaking summits and valleys to explore on foot. The island is well known for its natural beauty.
The little gem of Mauritius raises its glory much more above the elongated white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and stretched blue azure lagoons.
Mauritius is famous for its breathtaking nature, beautiful birds, flora, and coastlines and with many magnificent views.
The flora of Mauritius is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants.
To learn more about hiking and trekking in Mauritius, check our Trekking in Mauritius page
Long trousers and long-sleeved tops
Suitable footwear (sports shoes or trainers only)
A spare set of clothes
- Minimum number of participants: 2 pax
- Maximum number of participants: 10 pax
- Difficulty: Medium
- Minimum age requirement: 10 years and above
- Water and snacks will be provided during the trip
- The equipment used by our instructors during this final part will ensure your perfect safety.
|Hiking Trip - Piton De La petite Rivière Noire|
|Price per Participant||65 Euros|