DURATION: One night, 2 days hiking
Sans Souci - Canalisation des Orangers - La Brèche - Roche Plate - Roche Ancré - Cayenne - Riviere des Galets - Deux-Bras - Sans Souci
Go to Sans-Souci to start your hike. Park your car near the Tamil Temple, then take the coach and get off at the "Bac Rouge" stop. After an hour's ascent, you will reach the Canalisation des Orangers path. A path 13 km long, 1-2 metres wide, overlooks the bed of the Rivière des Galets, 400 or 500 metres below. After 4 hours walking, the first part of the hike, which hasn't had any steep slopes up to the Captage des Orangers, can be broken with some bathing. Once you have finished your refreshing break, continue the ascent to La Brèche. Allow 2 hours walking uphill to arrive at La Brèche where you will have a lovely view over the village of Roche Plate. After taking photos, start on the descent to Roche Plate. After 45 minutes you will have finished the first day's hike. A good night's sleep in the gîte will do you a world of good!
It's 7am and time to start the next ascent. After a delicious breakfast in the gîte, take the direction of Ilet à Cordes / Roche Ancrée. This path, called Sentier Dacerle and also by its local name "Sentier du Facteur" (Postman's Path), takes you to magnificent pools where you can bathe! After a relaxing moment, continue in the direction of Cayenne. You will have the opportunity to see wonderful views over the Cirque de Mafate and also over the Canalisation des Orangers, where you walked the day before. After 1 hour 15 walking, you can eat in Cayenne or, if you still have some strength left, continue as far as La Rivière des Galets where you can enjoy the coolness of the river. This is the last stretch to Deux-Bras (2 hours 30 walking), where you must pass 15 fords, a tunnel and a dam, to finally arrive at the 4X4 track.
Take the 4X4 and ask the driver to take you to the path that will take you to your car.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: A hike to be done in the summer.
Walking shoes, rucksack, sun hat, sun cream, water, snacks, waterproof and warm sweater.
Opportunity to bathe, so take a swimming costume and flip-flops for the fords.
max. 1294 m
min. 250 m
Styles : HikingDiscoveryForest
Public : Experienced hikers
Themes : CulturalPatrimony
Very Experienced Hikers