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Private Horse Riding at Le Morne Mountain – Discover this World Heritage Site on horseback

Selected as World Heritage by the UNESCO, Le Morne represents the fight of the slaves for freedom!

It is in this iconic place, vested with the history of Mauritius that you will have a Private horse ride, along one of the most beautiful mountain trail Mauritius has to offer.

In the heart of “Le Morne Brabant” mountain, Mauritius Attractions offers to take you for Private Horseback Ride with professional staffs for both beginners or experienced riders to discover our exceptional Mauritian cultural landscape.

Our private horseback riding is organized with calm and docile horses to guarantee maximum security and exclusivity for our clients

Horse Riding at Le Morne - Trip Description:

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a very friendly staff and you will meet your horse. You will have 10 minutes initiation before leaving the paddock. For novice riders, the initiation will guide you through the basics of horse riding, for you to learn how mount and control your horse, guaranteeing maximum safety and enjoyment during your trail.

The instructor will watch you ride in the paddock first, which will help you build up your confidence with trotting and galloping.

Now, it’s time to set out from the stables and go for a private ride to discover Mauritius' lush green nature in an original way through private horseback riding.

Le Morne Mountain holds more than one secret. It is an experience you will not want to miss, an exhilarating way to explore Mauritius breathtaking natural beauty while unveiling the unique story of Le Morne.

From the private domain at the foot of Le Morne Brabant, you will climb this mythical mountain at your horse’s easy pace. Within a short time, you will be able to admire the breathtaking views.

White sandy beaches, crystal clear calm lagoons and beautiful green surroundings; all these make Mauritius a real paradise island. Now, with this private horse ride, you will be able to see it all from up the mountain atop a horse, making it even more enjoyable and unique experience.

To the North, you will have breathtaking view of Benitiers Island and to the South; you will be able to admire the Fourneau Island, both surrounded by the endless blue lagoon.

The Le Morne trail takes you in the midst of green forest stretches and you will be surprised by the astonishing calmness of this place. Off the beaten tracks, with some chance, you will be able to see the wild stags and get close to them, as a result of the special bond established over the years between your horse and these wild animals.

The trail will end with a ride downhill, along the mountain back to the stud.

Since this is a private horse riding trip, the riding pace will be set as per your riding level and preferences. During your ride, you can have a nice chat with the professional guides, who would be happy to share the history of this mountain and love for the horses with you.

After 2 hours Private horse ride, you will return to the stables where you will have some refreshments and you can spend more time with the horses.

About Le Morne Cultural Landscape

Le Morne, a rugged mountain that juts into the Indian Ocean at the southwest of Mauritius was used as a shelter by runaway slaves and maroons, through the 18th and early years of the 19th centuries.

Protected by the mountain’s isolated, wooded and almost inaccessible cliffs, the escaped slaves formed small settlements in the caves and on the summit of Le Morne. The oral traditions associated with the maroons, have made Le Morne a symbol of the slaves’ fight for freedom, their suffering, and their sacrifice, all of which have relevance to the countries from which the slaves came - the African mainland, Madagascar, India, and South-east Asia.

Indeed, Mauritius, an important stopover in the eastern slave trade, also came to be known as the “Maroon republic” because of the large number of escaped slaves who lived on Le Morne Mountain (source: Unesco)

About the Stud

The adult 20 horses and 2 ponies (ideal for children) are kept and trained in this unique environment of Le Morne. The horses are treated and vaccinated. They are taken care of with regular exercise everyday and are fed with freshly cut grass and cereals. These horses are ideal for both beginners and experienced riders. They are very calm and ensure a safe and pleasant ride also for the non-experienced riders.

Comments

  • This ride is suitable for all levels, including for those with no horse riding experience
  • For experience riders, the trail and technical aspect of the ride are adjusted accordingly for providing the most rewarding riding experience
  • All along you will be accompanied by two professional guides
  • Horse riding equipments such as riding helmets, chaps, boots and clothes will be offered at the club.
  • The mountain horse riding is suitable for children above 8 years old
  • Refreshments are offered at the end of the horse ride
  • The operating hours are between 7.00 am and 12.00 pm
  • The private horseback rides last approximately 2 hours
  • Due to different level of riding by each client, and to guarantee top personal service and maximum enjoyment, all riders are done on Private basis only

Prices

  • Price per adult: 135 Euro
  • Price per child (4-12): 110 Euro

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