Mauritius is known for its sandy beaches, warm weather, catamaran trips and delicious street food. However, Mauritius is not only heavenly beaches, but it is also home to a plethora of lush green Mountains, waiting for you to hike them. You may have noticed our dazzling mountain ranges while traveling around the island. Here’s a list of mountains that you should hike in this Paradise Island.
Located in Port Louis,Montagne des Signaux (in French) is one of the easiest mountain to climb in Mauritius.The way to the top is tarred and well maintained.When you reach the top ,you will the enjoy a 360 degree view of Port Louis,adjacent mountain ranges ,you can even catch a glimpse of Gunner’s quoin in the North of Island.It’s quick hike up ,around 90 minutes.
2.Le Pouce Mountain.
Le Pouce is the third highest mountain of Mauritius .It’s a relatively easy hike with only the top requiring a bit of climbing.There are two ways to reach the top,You can take the trail situated in St Pierre,which is the most of common route or You can hire an experienced guide and start hiking from Le Dauguet,Port Louis.Either way is fine.What I like to do when I hike this mountain is I start the hike in St Pierre and then end in Port Louis .This Mountain is ideal for a half day hike or if you are experienced ,you will complete the hike in 2 hours 30 minutes .
3.Le Morne Brabant.
My favorite Mountain in Mauritius .It is located in the extreme southwest of the Island .This mountain is an important location in the history of the Island ,it was used as a shelter for runaway slaves when slavery was still a thing ,many of the fellow runaway slaves committed suicide on this mountain .The mountain is divided into two parts.The first hike route is flat and easy.The second route is for experienced hikers as the way up is steep and technical,you will need to sign a form to continue your way up to the second hike route.The mountain is open from 7 am- 4 pm everyday.The hike can be completed in 4 hours and the views are heavenly.
The Mountains mentioned here,are mountains that you can hike easily,solo and without a guide.However,there are also other amazing mountains in the island which are a bit technical and require an experienced guide and hiker to climb ,be sure to check them out too.