The peaks of Mauritius are not as high as those of neighbouring Reunion Island, but they are however fun to hike around. Near Saint-Louis, Pieter-Both, Pouce and Mount Signaux form a protective circle around the capital city. Lost in the midst of the hills, many beautiful waterfalls can be visited for a refreshing swim. Rochester falls, near Souillac, reveal a rock formation shaped into stairs by the water. In the south, the trail of the Rivière Noire Gorges gives a unique view over the whole southern part of the island.
Mauritius has lots of relief to explore, from Rivière Noire to the 'Pouce' (thumb, in English).© iStockphoto.com / Sapsiwai
The central plateau is actually the sides of the volcano that created the island. Today it is called Trou aux Cerfs and is open to tourists.© Youssouf Cader / 123RF
Mauritius has three mountain ranges that are characterised by its basalt faces.© iStockphoto.com / Mlenny
The peninsula of the Morne culminates at 556 metres. The drive up is memorable for its sharp twists and turns, but also for its incredible views.© iStockphoto.com / Dibrova
The highest peak culminates at 828 metres, over the Rivière Noire area.© iStockphoto.com / 8vFanI