The central plateau reaches 600 metres of altitude.
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).
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.
Mauritius has three mountain ranges that are characterised by its basalt faces.
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.
The highest peak culminates at 828 metres, over the Rivière Noire area.