The 6 most amazing mountains of Mauritius

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Mauritius, synonymous with heavenly beaches, is also home to majestic mountains and hiking trails.

It is in the heart of the Indian Ocean, in the Mascarene archipelago, that stands the emblematic island of Mauritius. The white sands of its beaches give way to mountains with steep slopes and breathtaking views. Drive up to the mountains in your car! Then lace up your shoes to conquer Morne Brabant, Signals Mountain or Pieter Both.

The mountain of Le Pouce

It is between Pieter Both and the Montagne des Signaux that stands the third highest Mauritian summit: the mountain of Le Pouce. From the top of its 812 meters, it also houses a family hiking trail in the middle of nature. After an hour's walk, enjoy the magical panorama that stretches out before you with its view of the North. On a clear day, you will see the capital city of Saint-Louis and many islands such as Ile Plate, Ile Ronde or Ile aux Serpents.

Le Morne Brabant

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, the Morne Brabant is an emblematic natural jewel of Mauritius. It dominates the southwest of the island, from the top of its 555 meters. A hiking trail allows you to easily hike to the top, in about 3 hours. All along the path, observe the tropical fauna and flora spread out all around you. This emblematic mountain also contains a very particular history. Indeed, it is in its slopes that slaves took refuge to escape their master in the 17th century. After your ascent, admire the blue of the lagoon mingling with the fine sand and the coconut trees of the magnificent beach of Le Morne!

The Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire

Located in the South-West in the heart of the Black River Gorges National Park, the Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire reaches an altitude of 828 meters. It is the highest mountain of Mauritius. Its ascent in the shade of the foliage is done without hindrance in 3 hours round trip. All along the way, admire the many Mauritian treasures around you. Observe various waterfalls, the bay of Black River or in the distance, the paradisiacal lagoon of the majestic Morne.

The Signals Mountain

The mountain of Signaux is a natural and historical emblematic figure for the inhabitants of the island. Indeed, just like in Morne Brabant, many slaves took refuge there to escape their fate. It was also used as a lookout to observe the departure and arrival of boats in the capital's harbor. Its hike is easy to access and coveted by many sportsmen. At the top of the mountain, contemplate the unobstructed view of Port-Louis which stands out on the horizon!

The Lion Mountain

The mountains of Mauritius owe their original name to their exceptional shape. Let your imagination guide you to notice the mane and silhouette of a lion lying on the slopes of the wild Lion Mountain. Adventurers will enjoy this 5-hour hike that combines walking and climbing. The sometimes physical and vertiginous ascent in the heart of a luxuriant vegetation gives way to an extraordinary landscape once you reach the top. Indeed, you have an incredible view on the southern islets, the lagoon of Mahebourg and the sugar cane fields.

The Pieter Both

Recognizable by its peak in the shape of a human head, Pieter Both is the second largest mountain of the island with its 823 meters of altitude. Reaching its summit is often reserved for adventure enthusiasts and experienced hikers. Indeed, the ascent which lasts between 3 and 6 hours requires technique and training. Bring a harness and ropes to climb it without any problem! It is must do activity for climbers looking for big thrills.

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Panoramic view of top of Le Morne Brabant

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Ile aux Benitiers panorama & aerial view

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The bay where the Dutch first landed at Ferney

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Gris Gris under dramatic sky

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Case Noyale muddy beach at sunset

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Early morning scene of Le Morne Brabant & pirogue passing

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First sun lights during sunrise on Le Morne mountain

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The Milky way rising up above the heights of Chamarel

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Starry sky over Le Morne Brabant in Mauritius

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The Lion mountain aerial view

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Le Morne Brabant view from the air

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Close up of Le Pouce Mountain covered with green vegetation

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Scary & dried leafless tree at Casela forest

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Rempart mountain reflection in stream at Casela

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Hibiscus floating in the sea at La Prairie beach

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Rempart mountain overlooking Casela Nature Park

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Leafless tree in savanna after hit by lightning at Casela

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Boats tied in a row in Riviere Noire bay before cyclone

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Mountain hiding behind trees at Riviere Noire

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Rainbow over Chamarel during a stormy day

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Pirogue with close-up of le Morne mountain

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Maconde viewpoint & sea at low tide in the afternoon

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Mauritius landscape through side window of airplane

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Tamarin sandy beach with La Tourelle mountain

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Catamaran with Lion mountain in the background

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Short long exposure at Tamarin beach in the afternoon

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Long Short exposure photography of waves at Tamarin

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Boats sailing during Regatta at Pointe des Regates, Mahebourg

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View of marina & Le Morne from Marguery villa, Riviere Noire

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Moonrise from Rempart mountains over Tamarin bay

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Aerial Photography of Bel Ombre white sand beach

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View of the Moka range mountains from the sea

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Panorama with sugarcane field & sunset at Les Mariannes

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Cote d'Or Road between fields of Sugar Cane

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View from the top of Le Morne Mountain of Ilot Fourneau

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Red-sky sunset panorama with silhouette

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Lion mountain view from bay of Mahebourg

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Lush forest at the foot of Corps de Garde Mountain

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View of lush Candos Hill in Quatre Bornes

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Viewpoint from Candos Hill on Corps de Garde

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Petrin Trail first viewpoint on the mountains

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Panorama of Les Deux Mamelles mountains in Mauritius

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Low tide during dusk at La Prairie beach

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Sunset over mountains & below clouds in Mauritius

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Sunset over mountain and bamboo tree

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Monkeys playing with mountains in background

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Monkeys hugging at Black River Gorges

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Black River Gorges National Park wide landscape

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Sugarcane flowers in fields at Ripailles

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Sugarcane blooming at Ripailles during sunset

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Sunset behind mountains at Terre Rouge-Verdun road

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Sunset landscape view from Le Pouce Mountain

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La Gaulette Sunset with Le Morne Brabant in the background

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Fishermen going out fishing at Riambel

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Beach view of Tourelle Mountain in Mauritius

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Sunset through red bougainvillea flowers

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Famous Pieter Both behind leaves

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Pirogue at Mahebourg with Lion Mountain

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Man made rocky jetty near Le Morne

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Sunset at residential region of Candos

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Sunset near motorway in Mauritius

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Reflection of hill & trees in river

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Man staring at sunset on La Prairie beach framed by leaves

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Sea & Mountain view at Lakaz Chamarel

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Beau Bois Chapel nearing Sunset

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Sugar cane pathway to Pieter Both mountain

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Pieter Both view behind plants

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Kovil Montagne Quatre Bornes before sunrise

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Sugar cane field after harvest at Cote d'or village

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Le Morne written on the beach of La Prairie

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Pieter Both Mountain with sugar canes

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Silhouette of Candos hill at sunset

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Corps de Garde Mountain view under leaves

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Green forest in Mont Limon in Rodrigues

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Mist during bad weather on La Prairie beach

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Closeup of Pieter Both view

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Low tide & seacoast at La Prairie

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Chamarel view point during sunset

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Cloudy sky with Sunset at île au phare

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Le Morne brabant view from La Prairie beach

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Religious praying place in Mauritius

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Le Morne mountain framed by leaves & branches

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Algae in shallow lagoon of Le Morne & its mountains

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White flowers in bloom during Sunset

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Water trail & foam behind boat in Le Morne sea

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La Tourelle Mountain reflection

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Crystal rock in lagoon

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Pieter Both mountain close up

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Red flowers & footprints on the beach towards near le Morne

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Les Trois Mamelles mountains in background

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Moka Range Mountains

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Le Pouce Mountain

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Le Morne Brabant Mountain framed by large leaves

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Fishing net on jetty of Mahebourg

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Mauritius Sugar Cane fields in Yemen

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Moored boat near Coin de Mire island

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The Iconic Le Morne Brabant mountain framed at sunset

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Tamarin bay and Rempart Mountain view in the background

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Deep sea Fishing boats leaving Black-River bay

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Fishing seagulls sea birds in open water

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Offshore far way view of Le Morne from fishing boat

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Deep blue sea of Mauritius in fishing boat

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Back to anglers fishing club after a Big-Game Fishing day in Mauritius

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Mauritius National Coast Guard Naval ship in deep sea

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Picture postcard seascape travel destination

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Lagoon & beach of Le Morne with Brabant Mountain

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Luxury Resort garden with Le Morne brabant during starry night

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Le Morne beach turquoise water with Brabant mountain

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Amazing & beautiful Le Paradis hotel turquoise pool in Mauritius

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Photo of turquoise pool in portrait mode with Le Morne mountain

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Le Morne beach & Brabant mountain UNESCO world heritage

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Girl from lagoon looking at Le Paradis hotel

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Seascape View from La Prairie to Maconde

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La Prairie coastal road near seaside Mauritius

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Cascade Leon seen from most beautiful forest in Mauritius

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Amazing panorama view of sunset at Le Morne

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Le Morne Brabant mountain in Mauritius landscape view

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Most beautiful mountains of Mauritius

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View of ocean between two mountains

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