Trekking in Paradise: The Best Hiking Trails in Seychelles
Immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of Seychelles through these scenic hiking trails
Book Top Experiences and Tours in Seychelles:If youʻre booking your trip to Seychelles last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
- Airport Transfer
- Mahé: Customizable Private Tour of Island with Driver
- Victoria: St. Anne Marine Park and Cerf Island with Lunch
- From Praslin: Cocos, Felicite & La Digue Islands Tour
- Mahé: Saint-Anne Marine Park and Moyenne Island Cruise
1. Anse Major Trail
The Anse Major Trail is a stunning coastal path that rewards hikers with breathtaking views of turquoise waters, lush vegetation, and secluded beaches. This relatively easy trail starts at Danzil and takes you through tropical forests, past granite boulders, and eventually leads to the idyllic Anse Major beach.
2. Morne Blanc
Located in the Morne Seychellois National Park, Morne Blanc is the highest peak on Mahé Island. The trail to the summit offers an exhilarating trek through dense rainforests and rocky terrains. At the top, hikers are treated to panoramic views of Mahé's coastline and surrounding islands.
3. Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Trekking through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve on Praslin Island is like stepping into a prehistoric paradise. This UNESCO World Heritage site is famous for its towering palm trees and unique wildlife, including the iconic coco de mer, the world's largest seed. Follow the designated trails to explore this mystical oasis.
4. Glacis Trois Freres
Glacis Trois Freres is a challenging yet rewarding trail on La Digue Island. This hike takes you through rugged terrains, densely forested areas, and granite outcrops, culminating in breathtaking views from the summit. Keep an eye out for rare bird species that inhabit the region.
5. Copolia – Trois Freres Loop
For a more challenging trek, consider the Copolia-Trois Freres Loop on Mahé Island. Navigate through dense forests, ascend steep slopes, and marvel at the panoramic views of the neighboring islands from the summit of Trois Freres. Don't forget to bring enough water and energy snacks for this rewarding adventure.
6. Curieuse Island
Embark on an expedition to Curieuse Island, where you can hike amidst the unique coco de mer palms and pristine mangrove forests. Witness giant tortoises in their natural habitat while meandering along the island's trails. This fascinating destination is a true paradise for nature enthusiasts.