Our Fat Bike Tour in Mauritius
Experience the Fat Bike during your stay in Mauritius with Explore Nou Zil. Enjoy a beautiful ride in the Wolmar hunting grounds, located on the West coast, in Flic en Flac. Far from the popular tourist spots and the postcard cliché of Mauritius, widely diffused in the media, you will discover a complete change of scenery at the heart of this preserved nature. Nature lovers will be delighted by our Fat Bikes. Pedalling on the sandy trails in the middle of this private Wolmar lands in the middle of nature will leave no one unmoved.
An excursion in the heart of nature
Discovering the Fauna and the Mauritian Flora
In the Domain of Wolmar, more than 5000 Java deer live on 700 hectares of land (one hectare is 10,000 square meters). This species was introduced in Mauritius in 1639 by the Dutch, the first colonizers of Mauritius.
The herd that roams freely in their natural habitat and comes to feed on fresh herbs a few meters away from you, is composed of male deer with their big horns, doe, fawn and adolescent males that are called ‘daguets’ for their short horns.
Fewer and therefore more difficult to meet during your ride, are wild boars, called brown pigs in Mauritius.
Your guide knows the place well and will do everything possible for you to meet them. On the other hand, you will have all the leisure to observe birds, lizards and bats.
On the estate exists an endangered trade, the production of artisanal coal, transmitted from one generation to the other. Unfortunately the coal producer is not always present, but with a little luck, you will be able to meet him and discover this endangered profession.
Our passionate guides will tell you the history of the estate, open to hunting for 4 months of the year, and the reason for the introduction of Java deer and their importance for Mauritius.
Discover the Wolmar domain
with Explore Nou Zil
A minimum of 4 people is required for this trip. If this is not the case for the desired date, you will be proposed another date.
In case of torrential rain, we reserve the right to cancel the trip. However, in case you wish to cancel or postpone your trip to a later date,
you have three alternatives:
- 48 hours notice = free
- 24 hours notice = 50% of the price of the ride will have to be paid
- same day = non-refundable
Once the trip has started, it cannot be reimbursed in case of bad weather. However, we will do our best to adapt to the situation in order to make the course as pleasant as possible. (It is important to have a raincoat).
Photos of your trip in Mauritius will be available on a CD at Rs 800.
Maximum number of participants for each hike: 12 people.
In order to be able to ride in good condition, children will have to be over 1.47m tall and know perfectly how to ride a classic bike.
A Fat Bike Tour in the Wolmar Estate
The fat bike is a mountain bike whose very wide tires (from 4 to 4.5 inches (± 12cms) as compared to 1.8 to 2.4 inches for traditional mountain bikes) provides an unbeatable grip and comfort on accidental and difficult terrain. It allows you to ride in the sand, mountain paths, trails and forests safely.
The intermediate ride (amateur sportsmen)
Accessible to all, the practice of Fat Bike simply requires a minimum physical condition. The Fat Bike is a very comfortable and safe bike with an excellent handling, thanks to its big wheels. The Fat Bike is Ideal for those who want to have a useful as well as agreeable journey driving their bike over these 700 hectares while enjoying the scenery and the presence of animals that inhabit the area. Breaks are planned throughout the course to refuel and refresh. Ready for a guided tour?
An electric-bike ride is also possible on request