There are some good off-road running options in Port Louis, for those who want to get some hill and trail work in. There are a couple of hill options with easier footing, and some more challenging options.
Marie Reine and Signal Mountain. 7.8 km out and back, 249m gain. The route starts with a 1.4 km out and back path across from Mgr Leen St., which features good views of the Marie Reine statue. Then, take the paved Signal Mountain Road to the summit of Signal Mountain, where your 3 km, 230m climb will is rewarded with fantastic views! ROUTE MAP
Canal Anglais and Priest’s Peak. Up to 6.4 km, 176m gain. In the eastern part of Port Louis, there’s a nice trail along the Canal Anglais that gets to the Plateau viewpoint. Good views of Priest’s Peak as well. Decent footing. For more hills and challenge, head run/hike the trails to Priest’s Peak. ROUTE MAP
Trail Running Options in La Dauguet. South of the Champs du Mars, there are extensive, challenging trails in La Dauguet Park and the Pouce Valley. Lower down, they’re a bit easier — quite open, with great views of the surrounding Goat Rock, Frog Rock, and Snail Rock. The Dauguet Nature Trail in Tranquebar is a good starting point.
The ‘Rocks’ also make for great hikes/very challenging trail running. There are even more extensive mountains and hiking options just south: Letard Mountain, Mt. Ory, Guiby Mountain, & more.
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