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The Crossing Road , 'Route de la Traversée' road , The islands of Guadeloupe
'Route de la Traversée' road

This 11 mile long road is the only route connecting Petit-Bourg to Pointe Noire.

© Constance Balland / EASYVOYAGE
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The Crossing Road The islands of Guadeloupe
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The Crossing Road

Zigzagging between the mountains, the Crossing Road is the only lane that links Basse-Terre from East to West by the inlands. Also called " route des Deux Mamelles" , named after the two peaks that the road runs alongside, it crosses right in the middle of the tropical forest of Guadeloupe' s Natural Park. Along its 31 miles, there are many stops that you must make such as at the Zoological-botanical Park for example, at the Forest House or the Crayfish Waterfall. Very frequented during the day, the Crossing road becomes intriguing and impressive when night falls. The forest seems to have swallowed up all of the tourists who walk on the forest's trails during the day.

The Crossing Road

The Crossing Road , 'Route de la Traversée' road , The islands of Guadeloupe
'Route de la Traversée' road

This is one of the most beautiful roads on Guadeloupe, and provides access to a number of interesting sites.

© Constance Balland / EASYVOYAGE
The Crossing Road , 'Cascade aux Ecrevisses' waterfall , The islands of Guadeloupe
'Cascade aux Ecrevisses' waterfall

This little waterfall can be seen from 'Route de la Traversée'.

© Constance Balland / EASYVOYAGE
The Crossing Road , Nature , The islands of Guadeloupe
Nature

Like at 'Cascade aux Ecrevisses' waterfall, vegetation is everywhere.

© Constance Balland / EASYVOYAGE
The Crossing Road , Ecrevisses (crayfish) , The islands of Guadeloupe
Ecrevisses (crayfish)

Don't worry about getting nipped on the toe by a crayfish; the waterfall might be named after the species, but none have inhabited the pool for a long time.

© GRAPHICOBSESSION
The Crossing Road , The islands of Guadeloupe
The Crossing Road © GRAPHICOBSESSION
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