Ever wondered what would it feel like to go to the off beaten tracks and discover the serenity of Mauritius’ natural beauty? Ever had the desire to get away from the hustle and bustle of the cities and go on a venture to experience the astounding viewpoints? Located in Quatre Bornes, Nature Trails Mauritius is all about discovering the unknown and hidden treasures that Mauritius has in store for us and you must keep it upfront in your travel plans!
With Nature Trails, you are taken through unseen tracks and even private properties so that you can witness those amazing landscapes and viewpoints about which very few people have knowledge of. Be it valleys, mountaintops and hilltops, you get to explore the island and its flora and fauna in a whole new dimension. It was founded by a German businesswoman Hannelore Riesel after she discovered all the viewpoints herself with Alain.
About the Tour
The guide, Alain, will take you to all those unknown places. He’ll come to pick you up from where you are staying after all the necessary bookings have been done. The tour starts from Meritim at 7.30 AM and you will be headed straight towards Balaclava to enjoy the first viewpoint. It is located on a small hill near Pamplemousses from where the sight over the vale with little white houses and various fields for vegetation along with the northern mountain range. Alain will brief you about the tour and tell you about how you will have seen almost 90% of Mauritius at the end of the tour. The key is the panoramic view.
The second stoppage has a viewpoint that is a little higher than the previous one and has a better panoramic view of the coast from it. You can see mountains and vales and even the ‘Coin de Mire’ from there.
The third viewpoint is further up the mountains from where you come the closest to nature and also enjoy the breathtaking views of Mauritius’ second highest mountain - Pieter Both. It kind of looks like a big stone ball being balanced on the mountain top. Fascinating, isn’t it?
It is in the fourth stop is situated on a higher plateau and it is when you realize that this is an exclusive tour as most of the viewpoints are located in private properties which is not accessible by the public generally.
From the fifth point you can see a secret waterfall. With some luck, you can see this unknown cascade at its full glory and it is also a possibility that due to water shortage, it might get reduced to a singular stream.
In order to reach the last point, Alain will take you through rocky and steep roads until you reach a meadow that is almost 715 meters above sea level. Going up a few more metres, you can get a mind boggling outlook from the radio towers of the police station. You can see the island of Ile aux Benitiers and Le Morne Brabant further up the large part of the western coast. Big cities like Port Louis, Quatre Bornes, Rosehill and Curepipe.
Depending on where you are staying, Nature Trails offers you numerous trips and almost 26 unseen viewpoints spread out all over Mauritius. So come and experience this unique exploration of the paradise island!
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