Mauritius Mountain Biking Adventure
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Activity Time||09:00 - 13:00|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||A minimum of 4 persons required|
Mauritius Mountain Biking Adventure - Overview
Tired of the same old ocean views and beach days? Mauritius Attractions offers you an adventurous biking experience off the beaten track through the untouched forests and mountainous trails for a change! Choose between a leisure ride along Bras D’eau (Roches Noires) or a more technical mountain biking in the beautiful South West region of the island.
Whichever route you opt for, this adrenaline-packed adventure guarantees fun times in the wild, breathtaking nature sceneries, the freshest air as well as the exclusive chance to explore our endemic fauna & flora on 2 wheels.
Highlights of this activity:
- Take your pick between 2 forested locations and set off on this fun bike adventure
- Exciting 3-hour Biking trip in the wild, accompanied by an experienced guide
- Ride along the coastal road, though the rich exotic forest, past the National Park, Bras D'Eau (Roche Noire)
- Feel your heart racing with the harder track option at Macchabee Forest (South West Region)
- Discover untouched wildlife, rare native birds and let the panoramic views take over your senses on this exhilarating adventure
Mauritius Mountain Biking Adventure - Inclusions
- 3-hour Guided Mountain Biking Adventure
- Choice between 2 adventure trails
- Option 1: Bras D'Eau (Roche Noires)
- Option 2: Macchabee Forest (South West Region)
- Briefing session and orientation by experienced guides
- Equipment available: helmets, spare tubes and pumps, professional lycra gloves and 1 pair of speed pedals
- Water bottles during the tour
- Snacks, cake and juice offered for Option 1: Bras D'Eau (Roche Noires) only
Excluded in the price: Photo service- you have to bring your own camera to capture the spectacular views.
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 organize 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.
Option 1 Bras D'Eau : Poste Lafayette, East Region
Option 2 Macchabee Forest : Mare Longue, South West Region
|Operating Days:||Every day|
|Activity Times:||09h00 - 12h00|
About the Mauritius Mountain Biking Adventure
Option 1: Mountain Biking at Bras D'Eau (Roche Noires)
Feel the breeze on your face as you experience an action-packed biking adventure through the wild nature at Bras D'Eau- a great place nestled in the heart of the Eastern region of the Island!
This exciting 3 hours biking can be enjoyed with your partner, friends and the family. It involves pedalling up around 15-30 Km through the wilderness at Bras D'Eau. All bikes will be provided with the highest safety standards along with helmets, lycra gloves and other essentials. The biking trail is suitable for average fitness levels and requires no previous bike-ride experience as a professional guide will accompany you all the way during the trip, assuring utmost safety!
As you arrive at the departure point, you will be warmly greeted by your guide of the day. Next, you will be taken to where your companion of the day – a bike- is waiting for you and set up your helmet. This is followed by a safety briefing, tips and basic riding lesson for the tour. Once you are well equipped and all set, you won't lose any time!
You will start your amazing adventure ride with a warm up session of about 2km through the coastal road, starting on a sandy track in the forest of screw pines, eucalyptus and tecoma trees. Ride along the public beach of Bras D'Eau to a National park in the same region.
Of course, you will be accompanied by your guide who will also stop on the way at the information centre and share exciting inside stories as well as facts about the surroundings, gradually rousing your interest in nature and the wild side of the island. The trail then enters the pine forest where the famous jackfruit and breadfruit trees can be seen.
Once inside the park, you will get the opportunity to see unending landscapes of delicate trees, ruins and selection of birds such as sparrows, mynas, Mauritius fodys, canaries, white-tailed tropic bird as well as Paradise-flycatchers, a rare endemic bird found at Bras d’Eau! You are sure to be mesmerised by all the stunning sights!
This is not the end yet...continue further through the exotic forest, leading across the old railway line to finally reach the Roches Noires village where you get to explore a short lava tunnel with supplied lights in maximum safety. Take the coastal road back to your departure point.
This is your chance to go biking through nature on the adventurous tracks at Bras D'Eau!
Option 2: Mountain Biking at Macchabee Forest (South West Region)
Set aside the regular bike ride and go for something more thrilling- Mountain Biking at Macchabee Forest!
Situated in the South West Region, The Macchabee Forest offers visitors the amazing opportunity to explore what remains of the island's indigenous tropical forests. This region is home to most of the natural trails on the island, making it the perfect place for those who want to get up close with nature in a more energetic and adrenaline-inducing activity - Biking at Macchabee Forest.
This 3 hours Mountain Biking adventure involves riding around 15 - 30km of the South West Region, including the protected area of Macchabee Forest Reserve.
As the tracks are quite rough and mountainous, this adventurous bike ride requires previous biking experience and a good fitness level. And of course, you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable and expert guide who will stop on the way and share exciting stories as well as facts about the surroundings, gradually rousing your interest in nature and the wild side of the island.
Upon your arrival at your departure point, you will meet your guide of the day who will brief you on the safety measures for a successful mountain biking experience. All mountain bikes will be provided to you with the highest safety standards. For your safety, you will also be provided with helmets, spare tubes and pumps, professional lycra gloves and 1 pair of speed pedals- all for your comfort!
Once the briefing is done, put on your helmet and be ready to enjoy this exciting mountain biking excursion! You will start your adventure on the road with a short warm up session, then cross over some single tracks to join a main road.
Moving forward, you will enter the forest trails and then onto a lake. Here, if you crave for some more twists and turns, you will get the opportunity to take up some technical trails and join the National Park along the Macchabee Ridge with sensational views. Treat yourself to a little break and discover the native birds of Mauritius such as the echo parakeet, pink pigeon, kestrel and more.
The trail continues further around the lake, lush agricultural fields, down to the Tamarind Falls with glimpses into the cascades. Located amidst thick green bushes and trees, the snow-white waters flowing over the cascade make the entire scene really hypnotic and spell binding.
As you reach near the end of your track, it is easier to handle the bike and this is where you would not want the adventure to come to an end! Turning back at this point for a quick glance of what you have just experienced will give you a sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and great pleasure! Finally, the tour comes to an end.
This mountainous biking trip at Macchabee Forest is indeed a breathtaking experience in Mauritius, whether enjoyed as an individual or in a group - giving you the chance to appreciate the exclusivity that prevails in the South West Region.
About the guide and the spirit of the trip
The Mountain Bike rides will be under the professional guidance of one of the top guides in Mauritius.
Each trip is carried out with a total respect towards nature and while making it a top priority to stress the importance of its preservation.
The trip will take you around some of the most beautiful places in Mauritius and you will get to learn more about the fauna and flora, making this a unique experience.
Sports shoes or mountain-bike shoes with your clip pedals and socks
Sun block cream
|Mauritius Mountain Biking Adventure|
|Mountain Biking at Bras D'Eau||64 Euros/ Participant|
|Mountain Biking at Macchabee Forest||75 Euros/ Participant|