HORSE RIDING IN MAURITIUS

Not far from Grand Baie, in Mont Choisy in the north of the island, let yourself be cantered along awe-inspiring coastlines.

This equestrian centre is based on a private estate spanning over 650 hectares, which alone forms a small part of the island’s rich history. Discover an old traditional house, the remains of a factory chimney and a lime kiln. The property is home to deer in semi-liberty, hares, giant century-old tortoises and numerous farm animals. The 1h30 horseback ride is supervised by professional instructors. It is suitable for beginners as well as experienced riders and takes place early in the morning and at the end of the day to avoid the hottest hours. Drinks and snacks are available after the trail rides.

Nature and culture

A ride through the Mont Choisy farm is an opportunity to delve into a bygone era and discover the great sugar and aloe crops of the 19th century. Contemplate their remains during your ride and discover the former life of this estate which housed the Compagnie Sucrière de Mont-Choisy on its vast plains but also later, a racetrack and in the 1930s, an aerodrome linking Mauritius to Reunion Island for the delivery of postal mail. An ideal activity for the whole family to learn about the many facets of Mauritian history.