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Walks and Trails

Anse Major

This relatively easy trail winds its way along the rocky northwestern coastline of Mahé, leading to the small secluded beach of Anse Major.

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Anse Major

Cassedent

Cassedent is a relatively long walk of continuous ascends and descends through fascinating communities of screw pines, a palm marsh and endemic trees, with a natural waterfall at trail’s end for the perfect resting spot.

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Cassedent

Copolia

This trail spills out onto the wide expanse of a granite mountaintop with 360 degree views, and provides easy access to the unique flora found in the intermediate altitudes of Seychelles.

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Copolia

Dans Gallas

This trail opens up a number of different panoramic views along the route, including a stunning vista at the top that encapsulates Beau Vallon Bay, all of North Mahé, and the eastern coast down to the airport, with the whole of Victoria straight below.

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Dans Gallas

Glacis La Reserve

The Glacis La Reserve trail winds through one of the most impressive palm forests on Mahé against a backdrop of granite cliffs and boulders, with three superb viewpoints along the way overlooking several different areas of Mahé.

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Glacis La Reserve

Glacis Noire

This trail leads to a fire tower built on a hilltop overlooking the East coast of Praslin, with a fine view of La Digue and surrounding smaller islands. It is one of the trails that allow visitors to discover endemic palms including the famous Coco de Mer (Lodoicea maldivic...

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Glacis Noire

Glacis Trois Frères

With an altitude of 300 metres, the Glacis Trois Frères trail offers a magnificent view of Victoria, the Ste Anne Marine Park and other easterly islands in the archipelago, including Praslin and La Digue on clear days.

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Glacis Trois Frères

Mare aux Cochons

Deep in the Morne Seychellois National Park, this is a series of interlinked trails with the upland valley of Mare aux Cochons as the focus, allowing hikers to customize their experience depending on their own level of fitness and specific interests.

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Mare aux Cochons

Mission Lodge

The Mission Lodge is perhaps the most famous vantage point in all of Seychelles, offering spectacular sea and mountain views looking southward across Mahé, from the shaded and peaceful confines of a gazebo where Queen Elizabeth II once sat for tea.

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Mission Lodge

Morne Blanc

This trail is a continuous uphill climb from an already high-altitude starting point in the Morne Seychellois National Park, through mist forests and to the top of the mountain of Morne Blanc, with sweeping views across Mahé’s western seaboard. Route Information The ini...

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Morne Blanc

Salazie

The first part of this trail is easy as it follows a road through cultivated mahogany forest and tea plantations. The last part of the trail is more challenging, passing though dense forest and down a narrow path between undergrowth and boulders to a private housing estate.

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Salazie

Vacoa Nature Trail

This short, circular trail traces a path up and around the Dauban River, from its network of mangroves to the forest further inland, which is dominated by Pandanus – often called screw pines or Vacoa in Creole – for which the trail is named.

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Vacoa Nature Trail

Vallée de Mai (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)

The legendary Vallée de Mai is one of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Seychelles, and was once believed to be the original Garden of Eden. This hauntingly beautiful primeval forest is home to some 6,000 Coco de Mer trees.

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Vallée de Mai (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)