Chamarel

Discovering the authentic South-West of Mauritius

DunienZîl offers you a different way to discover Mauritius. Thanks to the electric bicycle, excursions to discover the most beautiful landscapes of Mauritius, its fauna, its flora, and the culture of the various components of its population, become a real pleasure where effort gives way to wonder.

The aim is to make you learn, in simplicity and good mood, the different authentic facets of our Mauritius: historical monuments, small trails in the middle of lush nature, magnificent panoramas, majestic mountains, waterfalls, fishing villages …The electric bike remains the mean of locomotion best adapted to explore Chamarel region.

The South-West coast of Mauritius has a crazy charm and a unique cachet that you will have the opportunity to discover if you join us to visit the places that make the magnificence of Chamarel.

Terre

des 7 Couleurs

Paysage

à Couper le souffle

Rhumerie

de chamarel

Visit Chamarel by electric bike

The route of the Chamarel electric bike ride

During this interesting guided tour of this Chamarel rum factory, you will be invited to a rum tasting as well as a pineapple tasting (season permitting). The tasting will be light in order to ensure a safe ride.

We will continue our journey on our super electric bikes in the authentic and typical village of Chamarel and we will walk along coffee fields.

In addition, you will be able to see the giant tortoises, and understand their universe and why they are there!  Then you will ride through the village of Chamarel and you will learn about the way of living of the inhabitants.

The walk will come to an end at 12:00 at Le Chamarel Restaurant.

For those who interested, we can organize a lunch at the Restaurant l’Alchimiste at La Rhumerie de Chamarel. The are meal is optional at Rs 900 per person. The menu comprises of a starter, a typical Mauritian dish, a dessert, water and coffee

8:30 to 12:00 without lunch

8:30 to 14:00 with lunch

1 to 14 persons

CHAMAREL RIDE :
RS 3'880 ≃ € 90

MAURITIAN LUNCH OPTION
AT L'ACHIMISTE :
RS 900 ≃ € 20

Discover Chamarel / la Rhumerie de Chamarel with DunienZîl

Practical information

Our qualified Mauritian guides will comment on the strategic places you will come across throughout your route and allow you to admire the magnificent landscapes of the Chamarel region and take photos.

Starting point :The restaurant “Le Chamarel”, in Chamarel at 8:30 am

End point of the full day trip :The restaurant “Le Chamarel”, in Chamarel at 12:00

Chamarel Trip Rate (without lunch) :RS 3’880 ≃ € 90

Lunch option at extra charge :At the restaurant “l’Alchimiste”, at the Rhumerie de Chamarel from 12:15. Meal with starter – main course – dessert (+ coffee and water) typically Mauritian. RS 900 ≃ € 20

Shall be provided during the Chamarel ride :Bicycles, helmets, safety vehicle (on request), professional guide, coffee, entrance fees to the land of the seven colorsand to the Rhumerie de Chamarel.

Rhumerie

Paysage

Terre

des 7 Couleurs

CANCELLATIONS

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 : payable and non-refundable
same day : payable and 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).

To make the ride in good conditions, children will have to be more than 1.44m high and know how to ride a classic bike.

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THE HISTORY OF THE CHAMAREL REGION, MAURITIUS

‘Couleur Café’

Between Black River Gorges National Park and Morne mountain lies the Chamarel region, 400 metres above sea level. It is one of the places to visit absolutely during your holiday in Mauritius.

Chamarel is a small village of Mauritius and has only seven hundred inhabitants. Chamarel is known for its Terre des Sept Couleurs (Seven Colours land) linked to a rare geological phenomenon. Indeed, the Terre des Sept Couleurs at Chamarel is a small open space in the middle of a forest where one finds small mounds of earth with seven variations of colours of which the most visible ones are ochre, brown, red and purplish. This phenomenon is due to the presence of volcanic ash containing mineral oxides of different colours brought to light by erosion for centuries.

The peculiarity of this earth, it is said, is that once mixed, the colours will separate themselves over time. But far from the tourist clichés, the village of Chamarel and its region reserve many other surprises. Thus, the old Sainte-Anne chapel, dating from 1876, is a place of pilgrimage on Assumption Day and also sees festivities taking place during the year.

Chamarel also hosts a superb coffee plantation, unique in Mauritius, that produces Arabica. Grown on 16 hectares, the coffee plants have been carefully selected according to temperature, rainfall, soil quality and sunshine.

The first owner of the lands of Chamarel was Jean Louis Lousteau. In 1785  the lands were transferred to his sons, Toussaint and Charles-Antoine de Chazal de Chamarel. The latter settled there around 1793 and supplied wood to the colony by exploiting the forest. He also cultivated, among others, coffee and sugar cane. It was only around 1845 that the first sugar cane factory was built but it closed its doors in 1897. Its chimney, still intact, can be seen on the Domaine de La Vieille Cheminée…

The climate of Chamarel

In Mauritius, thanks to its tropical climate, the sun shines during the major part of the year, especially on the coast. Mauritius is a mountainous island and quite hilly in the center and in Chamarel.

The temperature is very variable along the same day giving the impression of crossing four seasons in a single day. This microclimate found in Chamarel brings sun, clouds and rain. So make sure you have appropriate clothing when you visit.

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