Mauritius

Grand Baie/Mont Choisy Area Running Options

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On the northern end of Mauritius, the Grand Baie and Mont Choisy areas are popular with visitors, known for their public beaches, golf course, and resort hotels. There are some decent running options in this area:

Beach Running. The beaches in this area are wider and are among the more ‘runnable’ beaches on Mauritius, as they’re wider and have some decent firm sand near the water. Grand Baie Beach is ~1 km long and is a festive scene, with bars and restaurants. Moint Choisy Beach is ~1.5 km long and is also wider with some decent firm sand.

Grand Baie. CC: mwanasimba from La RĂ©union

Side Roads. Off the main B13 Highway, there are some decent side roads for running. A good option is the Coastal Road that comes off the B13 Highway and leads to Moint Choisy Beach. It’s 3 km long and has less traffic than the main road (Note: no shoulder/sidewalk). There’s also a network of small roads inland from Pereybere Public Beach, where there are numerous villas. Create your own route on some of these quieter roads.

B13 Road. This is the main road in the area, and there are sections of it in Pereybere, Grand Baie and Mont Choisy that have a narrow sidewalk or shoulder, making it ‘runnable’. Use caution and try to go at quiet times.

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