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Location South
Operating Hours 08:00 - 18:00
Operating Days Tuesday, Thursday
Duration 6 hrs
Activity Time 09:00 - 15:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement
from 74€

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Overview & Highlights
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Eco Green Bike Tour at Souillac - Overview

An excursion off the beaten track - get ready to discover the beauty of Mauritius with an Eco-friendly activity and immerse yourself into the tropical island life!

Unlike other tours that have you cooped up in a tour bus, this tour lets you feel the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair, as you pedal on an electrically assisted bike. You do not have to be a sports enthusiast to cycle through the incredible landscape.

Embark on a bike ride through the rural region of Souillac where you will get to visit important landmarks, the rugged coastal cliffs, verdant fields and savour local food. Your guide will ensure you don't get lost and you might even bump into a few friendly villagers for a quick chat.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Discover the authentic beauty of Mauritius away from cliched tourist zones
  • A fun and environmentally-friendly way to tour the area - on an electric bike with minimal effort
  • Enjoy a guided visit of the main sites of the southern region with ample photo opportunities
  • Marvel the beauty of the southern part of the island with its rugged coastlines and lush greenery
  • Uncover charming and picturesque villages en route as well as interesting landmarks such as “La Roche Qui Pleure”.
  • Delve into the typical villager life and visit a local resident where you can also taste local specialities

What's Included
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Eco Green Bike Tour at Souillac - Inclusions

  • Guided Electric Bike Tour of 6 hours
  • Ride to breath-taking spots in the southern region
  • Discover historical sites - Baie du Jacotet, old Souillac port, Telfair Garden etc.
  • Visit interesting landmarks like “La Roche Qui Pleure”
  • Stopover at Riambel Beach
  • Visit a local villager and enjoy local dishes
  • Briefing session and orientation by experienced guides
  • Equipment included: bikes, helmets
  • Refreshments: Water bottles, juice and light snacks included during the tour
  • Lunch: Indian veg menu with rotis (flat bread) and different curries
  • Security escort vehicle for riding groups of more than 4/5 people

Excluded in the price: The photos of your ride in Mauritius will be available on Photo CD which will be available for purchase on the day itself for a small supplement. You will have the opportunity to buy some local souvenirs. Please bring cash along as credit cards are not accepted

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Transportation & Driver Details
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Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.

All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.


Meeting Point & Times
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Meeting Point:

“Place du Moulin”, Bel Ombre, South Region

Start & End times:
Duration: The duration of the bike tour is 6 hours
  This tour is offered on Tuesday and Thursday only
Departure time  08:30
Return time: 14:30
Lunch:  around 12:00

 


Day Itinerary
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Eco Green Bike Tour at Souillac - Itinerary

  • Ride starts at “Place du Moulin” in Bel Ombre
  • Ride in the direction to Bay of Jacotet
  • Head towards the village of Rivière des Galets
  • Discover the Batelage of Grand River South East, the ancient port of Souillac
  • The ride continues towards Telfair Garden
  • Discover its colonial building and remains of the former railway station
  • Ride in the direction Gris Gris and view the spectacular “La Roche Qui Pleure”
  • On the return journey, visit a local villager’s home and savour local dishes
  • Ride by St Felix Beach towards Riambel Beach
  • Stopover at Riambel public beach for a relaxing time and photo break
  • Head back to “Place du Moulin” in Bel Ombre
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Full Description
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Eco Green Bike Tour at Souillac

Discovering the beauty of authentic Mauritius has never been more exciting than cycling on an electric bicycle. A unique adventure for those in search of the “real” Mauritius.

The electric bikes lets you explore all the narrow trails and sandy paths which aren't conventionally accessible otherwise. Pedal your way through the quaint picturesque villages and the southern coastlines and make the most of the sights to see and things to do. You don’t need to worry about trailing behind or feeling fatigued, since the electric bike gives you the needed boost to enjoy the tour at a leisurely pace without wearing you down.

Venture in the wild beauty of the typical traditional fishing village of Souillac, located in the extreme south of Mauritius, in the district of Savanne. The village was previously used as a port which was built by François de Souillac. It was the busiest port under British rule, especially for the transportation of sugar.

Today, we have mostly fishermen, farmers and craftsmen who live in this charming and picturesque village. It features spots like the Gris-Gris cliffs, where the constant crashing of the waves against the cliffs has formed the famous “Roche Qui Pleure” (weeping rock).

Your ride starts at “Place du Moulin” in Bel Ombre which is a restored sugar factory designed by Jean-François Adam, a renowned Mauritian architect. You will then begin your ride in the direction to Bay of Jacotet. Heading towards the village of Rivière des Galets, you will discover the Batelage of Grand River South East, the ancient port of Souillac, where the renovated dock serves as a jetty for the village fishermen’s pirogues.

The ride continues to the Telfair Garden which bears the name of the naturalist Charles Telfair, who helped in developing the sugar estate in Bel Ombre. You will get the chance to explore more historical sites such as the colonial judiciary and the old train station.

You will then ride in the direction of Gris Gris to view the spectacular “La Roche Qui Pleure”.

On the return journey, you will have the chance to visit a local resident in the village where you can get a first hand glimpse into the daily lives of Mauritians, as freshly prepped local dishes are served.

After the much needed energy boost, hop back on your bike and head towards the Riambel beach, a secluded sandy beach where you can take in the sea breeze as well as postcard worthy pictures. On the way there you’ll pass St Felix Beach, which is also a worthwhile stopover.

our ride ends with you heading back to “Place du Moulin” in Bel Ombre.

This activity offers you a fun way of exploring the important sights of the southern region as well as uncovering a few hidden gems along the way.

About the Electric Bike - Eco Green Bike Tour at Souillac

An increasingly popular mode of transport, the electric-bicycle also known as an e-bike is a quality bicycle with an integrated electric motor that can be used for propulsion when required.

Riding the electric bicycle requires less effort than the ordinary bicycle and is thus less tiring thanks to its electric motor which gives you the extra push you need. All you need to do is pedal normally and the electric power assist motor turns on automatically. This makes it ideal for off-road trails where the assistance proves valuable during climbs or moments of fatigue. Hence, the e-bike allows you to visit more places with less effort than if you are using a classic bike.

Thanks to the extra push provided by the electric motor, the less sporty cyclist can easily keep up with others and nobody gets left behind regardless of the difference in physical abilities. This quality e-bike can reach 25 km/h.

All e-bikes are maintained by a team of professionals and regularly go through checks for brakes, wheels, pedals, lithium batteries, derailleur gears, and handlebar adjustment to ensure maximum safety.


What to bring/wear:
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  • Back-pack

  • Sport Shoes

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun block creams/lotions

  • A cap/hat

  • Towel

  • Mosquito repellent

  • Rain jacket

  • Spare clothes


Comments & Notes
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  • Cancellation:The activity may be cancelled in case of heavy rain. Once the ride has begun and in the event of bad weather, the ride shall not be reimbursable. However, we will do our best to adapt to the situation and make the journey as pleasant and as satisfying as possible.
  • Age Limit: Minimum 10 years old
  • Maximum capacity of participants per trip: 12 persons
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 30 km
  • Pregnant woman: Should take medical advice
  • Souvenir: The photos of your ride in Mauritius will be available for purchase on a photo CD for a small supplement
  • You will have the opportunity to buy small local souvenirs. Bring some cash because credit cards cannot be used.
  • Safety: A safety escort vehicle will follow the group on the drivable roads

Prices
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Eco Green Bike Tour at Souillac  
Price per Participant  79 Euros

Excluded in the price: The photos of your ride in Mauritius will be available on Photo CD which will be available for purchase on the day itself for a small supplement. You will have the opportunity to buy some local souvenirs. Please bring cash along as credit cards are not accepted


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When choosing this order option, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for going on the activity as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve and guarantee your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that suit you most. Please note that in case you order any activity which takes more than 1 day, the preferred date represents the date on which you would like to start the activity.

(Valid for 3 months)

By ordering an Open Voucher you will be able to choose your preferred date for this activity during a later stage (when you already have full knowledge of the schedule for your trip) and not during the order process. This way you benefit maximum flexibility regarding the date of the desired activity. The open voucher can be used to go on this specific activity during a period of 3 months from the date of its purchase. To learn more about the option of an open voucher, please read our Order & Payment Methods page.

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