Green sports enthusiasts will have the opportunity to ride a mountain bike in Bras D’eau National Park on the northeast coast of the island. Explore some of the most beautiful trails in Mauritius during a 3h30 outing, including a visit to the National Park Information Office.
After a few kilometres along coastal roads to get in shape, negotiate sandy tracks in the heart of a tropical forest and through a generous vegetation of vacoas, tecomas, eucalyptus and other mahogany species typical of Mauritius. These trees are the result of artificial plantations as few endemic species are today present on the island. However, two species of giant trees native to Mauritius have survived in the national park: Diospyros melanida and Diospyros egrettarum, which produce ebony wood.
After crossing a bush area, follow an old railway line towards the village of Roches Noires to discover, equipped with a headlamp, the famous lava tunnels, real underground labyrinths.
Return to the village to meet its inhabitants, then head for the wetlands, the devil’s hole and an old lime kiln. The outing ends with a ride along the coastal road to get back to the starting point at Bras d’eau.
The taste of effort, beautiful equipment, speed and a direct contact with a lush nature – the conditions are all there to indulge in mountain biking in Mauritius. This discipline is seeing more and more marked trails and special equipment, such as the brand new Moka bike park. Excursions are tailored to your preferences and your level of practice.