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Trekking in Mauritius

The Black River Gorges National Park offers you one of the best trekking opportunities, over an area of more than 6,754 hectares.

To ensure that the fauna is not affected by trekking activities and walking tracks have been traced for your convenience.

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Along the way, you may come across various endemic birds like the pink pigeon and the Mauritius Echo Parakeet, and even see wild monkeys!

The principal road through the park is Les Mares - Plaine Champagne - Chamarel Road.

You can pick some Chinese Guavas (May to July) by the Mare Longue lake before heading back up a volcanic route to Petrin.

Black River Peak track

From Plaine Champagne-Chamarel Road, near the main lookout, to the island's highest point (Piton de la Petite Rivièew Noire), it takes about 3 hours to return.

Riverside track

Approximately a 2.5 kilometre walk along or near the Black River upstream of the Visitor Centre to a kiosk by the river.

Macchabée-Black River track

More challenging yet rewarding, this walking track leads from Petrin, through the Macchabée forest and down to the end of the Riverside track at the kiosk below Plateau Remousse. This trek is suitable for all levels and ages with a good health and fitness.

Cascade Cinq Cents Pieds track

A steeper track running down to Alexandra Falls, and counting a 2 km return.