Head to the Ferney/Vieux Port area in southern Maritius to experience some unique, gorgeous trail running. La Vallée de Ferney is a ‘tropical agrihood’ — a combination of endemic forest and farming valley, with a gorgeous green, hilly landscape. There’s a large network of trails in this area, ranging from easy to more challenging. Some parts are in woods, others are more open through lush, green valleys. The footing is generally good. Many of the trails are more like a dirt road.
Although there’s no digital trail map, we suggest visiting the nature center for more information or to arrange a guide. For self-guided, there’s a 5 km classified as ‘easy’, a 13 km ‘moderate’ route, and a 20 km ‘challenging’ route. The trails start off the B28 Highway just north of the Dutch First Landing landmark in Vieux Grand Port.
Other Options in Vieux Grand Port: Just inland from the center of Vieux Grand Port off the B28, there’s a few km of scenic trails, leading to Lion Mountain. There’s also a more challenging hike/trail run up Lion Mountain.