Hiking at the Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire in Mauritius

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 4 hrs
Spoken languages: French, English
Minimum age: From 12 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
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Activity description

Climb the highest peak of Mauritius, the Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the surroundings!

It is in 3 to 4 hours that you will reach the main objective of this hike in the Black River Gorges National Park: to reach the highest point of Mauritius, the Piton de Petite Rivière Noire at 828 meters of altitude, from the viewpoint of Plaines Champagne.

This rather accessible hike takes place in three distinct parts:

- the first part of the hike takes place on a shaded path, surrounded by a luxuriant vegetation typical of the Black River Gorges National Park;

- the second part is a bit more sportive and sometimes slippery, but allows you to enjoy different panoramic views of the southwest coast of Mauritius, with the lagoon in the background and the Black River Gorges in the foreground;

- and to finish, the final ascent, short but intense, leads you to the top of the Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire and offers you as a beautiful reward a 360° panorama on Mauritius.

Lovers of beautiful landscapes, this hike to the Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire will allow you to take your most beautiful pictures of Mauritius while enjoying its incredible environment!

Course of events

Technical and physical difficulty : Moderate

Walking time : 3 to 4 hours

Distance covered : about 6 km round trip

Special terms

You may experience slight traffic jams to get to the meeting place.

  • Water & snacks
  • Qualified instructor
Do not forget to bring
  • Sun protections
  • Insect repellent
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking shorts & t-shirt
  • Small backpack
  • Warm jacket
  • Spare shoes
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Meeting point
Plaines Champagne, Mauritius Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
5 / 5
  • (1)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

Nice tour, mostly in the shadow. Last 50 Meters are a bit challenging but achievable.