This nearly 9 km ‘runseeing’ tour of Mauritius’ capital city hits the highlights: waterfront, gardens, Citadelle, and a loop around Champ de Mars. It’s one of the more ‘runnable’ longer runs on Mauritius.
The route has four ‘sections’. Start on the waterfront at the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, with a 1 km run along the Port Louis Waterfront, passing the Postal Museum and the Blue Penny Museum. Cross the main Trunk Road and run east along Queen St. for 0.8 km, through the Central Market and passing the 1850s-era Jummah Masjid mosque. Turn RIGHT at the Jardin Plaine Verte, and run on the paths for 1.3 km through this linear garden park. At the end, RETRACE your steps for 0.5 km, LEFT on Nyon St., to the Citadelle, the 19th-century fort. It’s a 1 km, 50m climb on the road/path, with good views of the walls and surrounding city and mountains. Adjacent to the Citadelle is the Champ de Mars, the former Hippodrome that’s now a public field and perimeter track — popular for running! It’s a 1.3 km loop. Exit the north side, using Rue Eglise/Sir William Newton St. to run back toward the water, through the heart of Port Louis, passing the St. Louis Cathedral.
Add-Ons: Signal Mountain, Canal Anglais.
- 9 km (5.5 miles)
- 90m (292 feet)
- Waterfront, Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site
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