Dive into L’Aventure du sucre and cane fields
Explore nou zil accompanies you by electric bike for an unusual journey in the north of Mauritius. This journey linked, among others, to the theme of sugar will no longer have any secrets for you. L’Aventure du Sucre is a museum that details the steps needed to get sugar. Visiting Mauritius by bike during your stay will allow you to ride on the sugar cane trails in an incredible nature.
Close to the famous botanical garden of Pamplemousses, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the first colonial houses of Mauritius, the castle of Villebague built on the estate of an ancient sugar plantation. You will discover extraordinary plants in the Pamplemousses Garden. This work of Pierre Poivre, with all species, bring back from the four corners of the globe, will make you travel. This bucolic walk among unique plants in the world will surprise you with their characteristics, color, and shape. It’s an opportunity to take pictures of this rare and exotic vegetation.
Discover the spice trees you used to eat and the 85 kinds of palm trees planted in this green lung of several hectares. Watch the birds hopping on the giant water lilies! Then you will meet the inhabitants and traders in the small villages around. Culture, nature, and exchange in good spirits will be on the program of this authentic and historical tour. With our electro bike, pedaling becomes a real pleasure. The effort gives way to wonder, to the exploration of new landscapes and the meeting with the Mauritians in simplicity.
A full day :
The itinerary of the Pamplemousses ride in a full day by electric bike
The electric bike ride, which starts at ‘L’Aventure du Sucre’ Museum, takes us through the countless trails from the sugar cane fields to the magnificent Mauricia estate and its majestic tree driveway planted with Intendance. The history of Mauritius is linked to the sugar industry and its footprint is visible throughout this two-wheeled journey.
Accompanied by our guide, the journey continues through the fields, and we take a short break to admire a magnificent panorama on the mountain range of Pouce and Pieter Both and the islands of northern Mauritius.
We will then drive to the colonial house of Villebague, the former residence of Mahé de La Bourdonnais, where we will picnic in the shade of century-old trees in the garden.
The interior of the colonial house can be visited on request and according to availability.
On the way back, we drink over a delicious tea at an inhabitant’s place, Arline, who reserves us a warm welcome. Then, we start a short walk in the historic district of Pamplemousses where you will visit the church of Saint-François, the presbytery, the old cemetery, the slave pool or the must-see Botanical Garden.
The day ends at L’Aventure du Sucre where a visit to the museum is highly recommended.
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.
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Followed by a safety vehicle, our qualified guides will comment on your trip on strategic locations and show you the beautiful landscape.
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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.
The cradle of Mauritius' history
A few kilometers from the capital, Port-Louis, the Pamplemousses region is rich in history. Home of French colonization, it is here that Mahé de la Bourdonnais and Pierre Poivre created the garden of Pamplemousses which has become a world-famous botanical garden.
The writer, Bernardin de St Pierre, has established scenes between Paul and Virginia in this region. There is also a statue of lovers in front of the Church of St Francois.
In this cemetery, the oldest in Mauritius, many well-known Franco-Mauritian and French families are buried there in peace. Further down, the slave cemetery called the black cemetery is less known.
The sugar industry and plantations started in this region, as evidenced by its museum, L’Aventure du Sucre.