The best adventure moments in Mauritius
We’ve got sun, we’ve got sand, but don’t forget we’ve also got adventure in spades. If you’re up for some high octane thrills and spills on your next trip to Mauritius, take a look at some of our favourite adrenalin-fuelled recommendations.
Aerial seaplane tour
Ever experienced an ocean-surface take off and landing? With a scenic aerial seaplane tour over Mauritius, you’ll depart from your watery runway and enjoy an intimate 30 or 60-minute tour over the island for some incredible views of the topography, coastline and encircling coral reef. And when we say intimate, we mean intimate: the tour only has space for one passenger. For more information, visit Mauritius Attractions.
Yemaya Adventures – one of the island’s best adventure sports providers – offer a variety of mountain biking tours to suit both the experienced rider and the absolute beginner. One of the most popular is the trail at Bras d’Eau (Roches Noire), which starts along the coast before venturing into some bush forest, eventually joining up with the old railway line for the chance to explore some lava caves. Trips to Chamarel and the South Coast are also available.
Quad biking in the hills
Ready for a skeleton-shaking adventure? Mauritius is home to several exciting quad biking locations, with off-road tours available through lush green valleys and over hilly mountain terrain. Choose from the Federica Nature Reserve next to the Black River Gorges National Park in the island’s southwestern corner, or the Yemen Reserve or Domaine de l’Etoile in the south east. Check out our quad biking feature for more details on what to expect.
Cycling is gaining in popularity in Mauritius, with many road racing events taking place throughout the year, drawing enthusiasts from around the globe. If you want to indulge your own love of cycling, Yemaya Adventures can also organise cycling holidays around the island, as well as renting out road bikes. But if you want to spectate at one of the bigger events this year, look out for the XTERRA triathlon world tour (18th April 2015) or the Deutsche Bank 100km Cycle Tour in October. Visit cycle.mu for the latest news.
The Le Morne peninsula is a magnet for kitesurfers. The flat and sheltered lagoon is ideal for the complete beginner, while heart-racing wave spots like the challenging “One Eye” are loved by experts and professionals. In fact, it’s one of the few places in the world where you can find both sets of conditions within such close proximity to each other, making it the perfect destination for groups of kitesurfers with differing levels of ability.
So, start your flight with Air Mauritius and book your next big adventure with us today.