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Mauritius Puts Green Tourism on the Front Foot

 There’s so much incredible nature to experience in Mauritius that it’s welcome news the island has taken further steps over the last decade to encourage green tourism.

Mauritius is a vibrant island which is an ideal destination for green tourism

As the Tourism Mauritius site outlines one of the biggest draws to the island is the Black River Gorges National Park, which extends over 16,680 acres and provides a haven to endangered native plants and animals. This beautiful paradise is home to around 311 species of native and endemic flowering plants and nine species of birds that are only found in Mauritius.

More spaces in Mauritius are now opening up to many different nature-friendly activities such as trekking, canyoning and horse-riding, but running has also become a great and way to explore the island without damaging the environment.

Below are a few of the races held in Mauritius every year. See individual websites for more details. 

The Dodo Trail

The Dodo Trail is an international Trail Running event that started in 2011.

http://www.runnersworld.co.za/events/dodo-trail/

Green tourism is up and coming in Mauritius

Ferney Trail

The Ferney Trail is an annual event created in 2008, with nearly 2,000 participants. Runners are offered 4 races: a not so easy 35km trail, a 17km trail, a 10km trail and finally a Sun Kids Race of 4km.

www.ferneytrail.com 

Mauritius Marathon

Set-up in June 2010, the track goes along a beautiful coastal road in Mauritius near crystal clear lagoons, through lovely villages with a finish on the beach.

www.mauritiusmarathon.com

Mauritius has a lot of running events as part of their green tourism pledge 

Royal Raid Mauritius

LUX* Royal Raid, the first trail run to be set-up in Mauritius is an unforgettable mountain run allowing runners to discover incredible sceneries.

www.royalraid.com 

Get Muddy

A world class off-road Triathlon: Swimming, Mountain Biking & Trail running in spectacular surroundings.

www.get-muddy.com

There is some spectacular scenery to take in whilst cycling through Mauritius

 

Ultra Trail Raidlight Beachcomber

The exciting Ultra Trail Raidlight Beachcomber (UTRB) is a unique trail running event now drawing more attention.

www.beachcomber-events.com/utrb 

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Photos: Mauritian Landscape, Black River GorgeWoman Jogging, Mountain Biking

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