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The history of Guadeloupe through the Grande Pointe trail

ICIGO Price

All included

40€

Children 35€

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  • Activity:

    Hiking
  • Location:

    Trois-Rivières
  • Duration:

    4:00-5:00
  • Departure:

    8:30
  • Adult price : 40€
  • Child price : 35€
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The Grande Pointe trail, which is near the town of Trois-Rivières, is a hike that allows you to discover the history of Guadeloupe, its wildlife, and its plants. This charming, coastal trail goes through the dry forest and the black sand beaches. You will be able to fully enjoy the history-filled locations - Distance there and back: 5 km

Key points


Guide botaniste

  • One of Guadeloupe’s most beautiful tracks
  • Your guide’s in-depth knowledge of the wildlife and plants
  • Safety: medium mountain supervisor who has a state diploma.
  • Many historic vestiges to discover (engraved rocks, old windmill, habitation…).
  • An exciting story about the history of the island and its inhabitants.

Activity details


The Grande Pointe trail presents few difficulties, except for a tricky descent at the beginning. The difference in altitude is low. Therefore, it is accessible to people who aren’t very sporty. Level: easy/medium. Your guide will stop several times during the hike to describe the nature and observe its magnificence. The many historic vestiges allow the hikers to discover the history of the island in a real journey through time.

Roche gravée

You will get to behold the Trois-Rivières coast, which has a rich and unique heritage, nested in the heart of exceptional landscapes. There, you will discover, among other things, the cannons of an old artillery battery from the 18th century, the Moulin à vent de la Coulisse (only in Basse-Terre), the ruins of an old sugar factory, as well as the engraved, Amerindian rock which, according to experts, represents a childbirth.

Rivage Grande Pointe

In summary, it is a 5-kilometer-long hike/walk for the whole family which is supervised by a nice and professional supervisor who is passionate about botany. You will remember some of the stories of the significant events for the settlement of Guadeloupe and will be satisfied with having gone through the heart of the history of the Caribbean in a beautifully-preserve natural territory (administrated by the ONF).

Summary of the day


  • Set off at 8:30
  • Stop at the anse Grande Ravine viewpoint
  • Stop at the Grande Pointe viewpoint – History of the artillery battery
  • Stop at the Moulin de la Coulisse – History of the population of the island
  • Stop at the remains of the sugar factory
  • Sandwich break at anse Les Galets
  • Stop at the engraved rocks
  • Cross the La Coulisse river and tour of the basin (water level of the river allows permitting)
  • Arrive at the anse Duquery and head back to the starting point
  • End of the hike at 13:00
  • Free afternoon. Suggestion: visit the "Paradise" basin. Lovely basin at the heart of the humid tropical forest. Map provided..

chemin de la Grande Pointe

Included


  • Snack provided during the hike
  • Descriptive map of the Paradise site and the surrounding area

What to bring


  • Hiking shoes or good sneakers (trail)
  • Backpack with: cap, water (1.5 L per person), sandwich, raincoat, sunscreen, shades, a little plastic bag to protect phones and cameras in case of rain.
  • For people who have special treatment (ex: asthma, diabetes, allergies, etc.), bring your treatment with you.

Additional information


Accepted payment methods: check or cash.

Children aged 7 or over can take part in this activity..

Map and Schedule


The hike begins at 8:30 – You will come back at around 13:30, which means the hike lasts 4 to 5 hours (including the many stops for explanations). Set off from between Bananier and Trois Rivières.

carte du sentier de la Grande Pointe

Schedule

  • Monday 8:30 - 13:30
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 13:30
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 13:30
  • Thursday 8:30 - 13:30
  • Friday 8:30 - 13:30
  • Saturday 8:30 - 13:30
  • Sunday 8:30 - 13:30

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