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Black River Gorges National Park: 3 Unmissable Activities

Written on : 23 November 2018
Black River Gorges National Park: 3 Unmissable Activities

Are you on holiday in Mauritius, and wondering what things to do in Black River Gorges National Park? If you're into outdoor activities, then look no further. These natural wonders are bliss for those who want to connect with nature and enjoy some fun sports.


With more than 6,500 hectares of nature, the Black River Gorges National Park is home to natural treasures, each one more fascinating than the next. It boasts 9 species of different endemic animals and 150 varieties of plants. This nature park is undoubtedly one of the must-see attractions in Mauritius: a tropical atmosphere, a pure nature, as well as a palette of sublime colours within its varied landscapes. The marked trails allow you to venture into the heart of these spectacles. During your journey, it is not uncommon to see a breathtaking view of the sea.
In addition to its heavenly appearance, the Black River Gorges National Park offers experiences to share with the family

So Villanovo presents the 3 best Black River Gorges National Park activities not to be missed in the region: Hiking among the nooks and crannies source of natural surprises, mountain bike rides under the Mauritian climate, as well as canyoning for thrill-seekers, there's always something that will suit all tastes!
 

1 - A hike in an enchanting setting (and adapted to all levels!)

1 - A hike in an enchanting setting (and adapted to all levels!)

We start this list of unmissable activities in the Black River Gorge with hiking. Indeed, it is the flagship activity of the region since it allows to discover every nook and cranny of the Black River Gorges of Mauritius. Go on an adventure to discover the natural treasures of Mauritius. We can guarantee you, this getaway is a real treat for the soul and senses. Through its walking path, you will be able to get acquainted with the local flora and fauna. Pass among the waterfalls, mountains, river gorges, as all the cornucopia of the island's natural heritage are found in this nature park. Wildlife aside, you may have the chance to meet one of their legendary big bats.
Above all, don't feel daunted by these long stretches of trail kilometres, as they are suited to all levels, from the most seasoned hikers to the most amateurs.
 

2 - A mountain bike ride in the trails of the National Park

2 - A mountain bike ride in the trails of the National Park

Why not venture into the Black River gorges by mountain bike? Alternative to walking, you can feel the pleasant air of Mauritius on your face by crossing the hiking trails accessible to cyclists. Uncover the new, secret and remote corners, for a total change of scenery! If you are afraid of getting lost, you will always be able to rely a guide, an expert of the region, who will be happy to help you discover the wonders of the area: forests, waterfalls, breathtaking landscapes, and impressive mountains, you will not be disappointed!

3 - Canyoning, the combination of nature and adrenaline

3 - Canyoning, the combination of nature and adrenaline

Fan of thrills and nature? What if you let yourself be carried away by canyoning in the Black River Gorges? This activity is an unusual way to discover the national park. Jump, climb, go down the cliffs of the canyon. On top of that, it's a good opportunity to live a special family moment, even with the brave young ones. However, this activity isn't recommended for those who fear heights, it's undoubtedly a daring but exciting, adrenaline-rushing sport!
But don’t worry, even if the activity promises thrills, safety first! Professional guides will accompany you to find the most beautiful places and also supervise you. All levels are welcome: from beginners to advanced, all courses are perfectly adapted.
Venture off the beaten tracks, immerse yourself in these natural wonders in the middle of waterfalls and the ecosystem of Mauritius! New experience guaranteed.
 

Our luxury villas in Black River

Our luxury villas in Black River

Nothing equals a luxury villa in Black River to enjoy your family vacation by the sea. You will find sublime properties with incomparable comfort, thanks to their high-end equipment, ranging from their own private swimming pool to the direct access to the beach. Feet in the water, you will enjoy exceptional views of the sea and the tropical forests of Mauritius. Equipped with a staff of house, you will benefit from the best bespoke service. After a good hike, or canyoning session in the gorge of the Black River, what better than relaxing in your own jacuzzi or spa? No detail is neglected to allow you to spend a paradise holiday.

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