Electro Bike at Le Grand Port - Discover Mauritian History
Get ready to unveil treasures from the past and explore the last ruins of Dutch, French and British colonisation! This beautiful ride on Electro-Bikes has been created for those who want to indulge their curiosity with interesting historical visits. The journey begins with a delicious brewed coffee or a fresh juice in the colonial house, Jardin de Beau Vallon, a place renown for its amazing cuisine. Riding along the Lion Mountain, you reach Bois des Amourettes, a small village whose jetty was built during the Battle of Grand Port.
Your next stop is the remains of the Dutch-built Fréderick Hendrick Fort, the first stone building of the Indian Ocean, a fascinating sight in beautiful surroundings. During the ride, you will meet local craftsmen weaving the traditional “vacoas” baskets, a skill which has been practised for hundreds of years by the villagers of Vieux Grand Port.
You will meet Pop, one of the last marine carpenters of the island. Salima, his wife will be delighted to offer you a refreshing tamarind juice, a drink highly enjoyed by locals. On your way, you will be amazed by the landscape of Vallée de Ferney, an outstanding wildlife reserve where you will have lunch at La Falaise Rouge, a restaurant boasting a scrumptious cuisine and a stunning view.
You will cross Cavendish Bridge and La Chaux River and reach Ville Noire, a village of warm people and local merchants. The tour will end with an interesting visit at the National History Museum of Mauritius, located at Mahebourg, showcasing collections of relics recovered from sunken ships, old maps, landscape paintings and the skeleton of the famous dodo.
A full-day guided tour with/on Electro-Bike (electric power-assisted bike) exploring historical places of Mauritius.
- Price description and maximum participants:
81 Euro per person. Max. 12 persons.
- Included in the price:
Guided tour, safety briefing, water, light snack, juice, coffee, lunch (meal-dessert or coffee), helmet, security vehicle, professional guides, entrance fee to historical places.
- Opening days for activity:
- Start time, end time and duration:
Starts at 08.15am, ends at 03.00pm. Approx. 6 hour trip.
- Location and/or meeting point/finishing point:
Mahebourg, South. Meeting at Jardin de Beau Vallon, in Beau Vallon. Finishing at Jardin de Beau Vallon, in Beau Vallon.
- To bring:
Sports shoes, sports wear, sunscreen, sunglasses and cash for souvenirs.
- Minimum age and/or requirements for kids:
All children must have good riding skills (prior to the outing) and must be at least 1.47m or more in height.
- Transport to location:
- Reservation policy:
Booking 24 hours in advance.
- Cancellation policy:
Electrobike Mauritius reserve the right to cancel the ride in the event of torrential rainfall. If you wish to cancel or postpone your ride; three possibilities are provided as follows:
- 48h prior to the event = full refund
- 24h prior to the event = 50% refund
- On the day of the event = non-refundable