Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail

Plan your hiking trip at La Vallée de Ferney.
Choose between a stroll, a walk or a technical course for an immersive
experience in nature.

HIKING AND
BIKING IN
FERNEY

Our tours and paths are contained
within a secure and well-maintained
environment and are best explored
by foot or bike*.

The plant nursery with its endemic
plants, tortoise reserve, deers, pigs
and famous kestrel birds are just
some of the unusual discoveries you
could make along your way!

*Cyclists are required to bring their own bicycles

Book your trail

HIKING TRAILS
ON OPEN
TRACKS

5 KM ROUTE

Duration: 1 hour – 1.5 hours
Level: easy.
Total ascent: 75m
Start at latest 2.00 pm

Please note that this path is mainly
exposed to direct sunlight and
adequate sun protection is required
to enjoy this stroll.

13 KM ROUTE

Duration: 3.5 hours to 4 hours
Level: medium.
Total ascent: 530m
Start at latest 12.00 pm

Expect stunning views of the
landscapes on your walk.

18 KM ROUTE

Duration: 5 hours – 6 hours
Level: difficult.
Total ascent: 970m
Start at latest 11.30 am

This is a technical course that will
require good physical condition. You
will not regret all your effort: the
views will take your breath away!

Useful Tips:

Be mindful about carrying essentials along: enough
sunblock lotion, mosquito repellent, water, sneakers/sport
shoes, a hat or a cap, a sweater or a jacket, and a change
of clothes

PLAN YOUR TRAIL

The reserve is open 7 days a week, from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Access to the valley is limited on certain dates between June and September and in case of private events. We recommend you to book in advance!

Should you call for assistance to be picked up, La Vallée de Ferney reserves the right to charge a fee per person This does not apply in case of emergency and/or accident.

PRICE FOR RESIDENTS AND NON- RESIDENTS:

– Rs 200 for Mauritians and local residents.
– Rs 400 for non-residents

Cyclists are required to bring their own bicycles.

Emergency contact: 660 1937

OPT FOR A
GUIDED TOUR

Our expert and passionate guides will
lead you to discover the kestrel bird,
the emblematic pink pigeon and even
the Mauritian echo parakeet. You will
also stumble upon ebony wood, the
bois clou, takamaka trees and many
other indigenous species.

Book a guided tour

YOUR LUNCH
OPTIONS
AFTERWARDS

Located only a few minutes away
from our trail tracks and overlooking
the majestic south- east lagoon and
its islands, Ferney Falaise Rouge
Restaurant offers an authentic local
cuisine with seasonal fruits and
vegetables mostly sourced from our
own farms and gardens.

Book a table

BOOK
YOUR TRAIL

Ferney Trail

CIEL Ferney Trail

ABOUT CIEL
FERNEY TRAIL

With over 3,500 participants every year, the CIEL Ferney Trail is one of the most popular trail in Mauritius. The next edition is scheduled to take place on 9th September 2023. More details will be released soon. We look forward to your participation!

YOUR RACE, YOUR CHOICE, YOUR TRIUMPH

SunLife 5km fun run

Crossing rivers, tromping down muddy paths, soaking in La Vallée de Ferney nature, get ready for a fun-filled experience with the 5km run. This race brings together fitness enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. A great challenge for children as from 6 years old, and anyone who wants to kick start their fitness journey.
Start time: 09h 30
Elevation Gain: 54m
As from 6 years old

CIEL 10km

This is the perfect opportunity for amateur trailers who are at least 12 years old to push their boundaries and unleash their full potential. You will be rewarded with magnificent panoramas of the South-East lagoon. The race goes through La Vallée de Ferney nature reserve and downhill up to the finish line. This race forms part of the League Trail ‘short’ of “Association Rando Trail et Nature”.

Start time: 08h 00
Elevation Gain: 400D+
As from 12 years old

BANK ONE 18km

The 18km run is a technical trail that runs through the valley’s dense foliage and magnificent panorama. Designed for anyone who wants to go beyond their limits, the trail alternates between steep valleys and lush green paths. Designed for experienced athletes and those aged 16 years and above. This race forms part of the League Trail ‘long’ of “Association Rando Trail et Nature”.
Start time: 06h 30
Elevation Gain: 600D+
As from 12 years old

C-Care 35km

Much more than just a race, it’s about endurance, conquering mountains and above all challenging yourself. The trail follows a steep and uneven terrain designed for experienced runners. To take part in the 35 km race, participants must be at least 18 years old. This race forms part of the League Trail ‘long’ of “Association Rando Trail et Nature”.

Start time: 06h 00
Elevation Gain: 1500D+
As from 18 years old

ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?

Register Now

 

Registration Closing Date 15TH AUGUST 2023.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
EXEMPTION OF RESPONSIBILITY
DISCLAIMER

OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

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PAST EVENTS

4×4 Guided Tour

4x4 Guided Tour

If for you, spending time in nature is synonymous with
adventure, then our 4×4 trek of the valley might just be up your
alley – a true journey of sensations!

EMBARK ON A
4X4 TOUR OF
THE VALLEY!

Equipped to accommodate up to 9
passengers, our all-terrain vehicle will
immerse you into the depths of the
valley to unearth the most magical of
discoveries: encounters with deer and
boars, endigenous trees, spectacular
landscapes of the region… La Vallée de
Ferney will unravel its most beautiful
secrets before your eyes!

OUR SAFARI TOUR
OPTIONS

7-8 KM ROUTE

An hour-long excursion

13-15 KM ROUTE

A two-hour long excursion

Book your tour

OUR TIPS FOR A
WHOLESOME
EXPERIENCE

1

Do not manifest your inner
Indiana Jones! Hold on tightly
to your seat while the 4x4
crosses a river!

2

Brave the slopes so as not to miss
any of the stunning views at your
reach: you will find, beyond those
slopes, the most exceptional
landscapes of the Southeast coast
before your eyes!

3

Be mindful to carry along
sunblock lotion, mosquito
repellent, water, sports shoes, a
hat or a cap, a sweater or a
jacket, and a change of clothes in
case of any misadventure.

PREPARING FOR
YOUR VISIT

The reserve is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Access to the valley is limited on certain dates between June and September and in case of private events.

Bookings are compulsory, ideally 72 hours in advance. Ferney reserves the right to cancel all activities planned in light of bad weather or emergencies.

PRICE FOR MAURITIANS AND LOCAL RESIDENTS:

1 hour:

Rs 700 per adult,

Rs 300 per child (3 to 12 years old)

2 hours:

Rs 1100 per adult,

Rs 550 per child (3 to 12 years old)

PRICE FOR TOURISTS:

1 hour:

Rs 1000 per adult,

Rs 500 per child (3 to 10 years old)

2 hours:

Rs 1 750 per adult,

Rs 750 per child (3 to 12 years old)

Please note that this activity is not suitable for pregnant
women or people suffering from back pain.

Please arrive 15 min before the start of any activity for registration purposes.

LOOKING FOR AN
ALTERNATIVE: OPT
FOR A GUIDED
TOUR BY FOOT

Our expert and passionate guides will
lead you to discover the kestrel bird, the
emblematic pink pigeon and even the
Mauritian echo parakeet. You will also
stumble upon ebony wood, the bois clou,
takamaka trees and many other
indigenous species.
Book a guided tour

YOUR LUNCH
OPTIONS
AFTERWARDS

Located only a few minutes away from
our conservation park and overlooking
the majestic south-east lagoon and its
islands, Ferney Falaise Rouge
Restaurant offers an authentic local
cuisine with seasonal fruits and
vegetables mostly sourced from our
own farms and gardens.

Book a table

Guided Tour

Guided Tour

Discover the incredible biodiversity of the conservation park.

Amongst the few endemic forests that remain in Mauritius, the Ferney
Conservation Park is known to be a true sanctuary and a real beacon for
Mauritian biodiversity, considered one of the richest in the world.

A guided tour at
La Vallée de Ferney

is a must activity for nature lovers.
Our expert and passionate guides
will lead you to discover the kestrel
bird, the emblematic pink pigeon
and even the Mauritian echo
parakeet. You will also stumble
upon ebony wood, the bois clou,
takamaka trees and many other
indigenous species.

WORLDWIDE
RECOGNITION FOR
ITS COMMITMENT
TO CONSERVATION

A hotspot of rich biodiversity, La Vallée de
Ferney has attracted scientists, biologists
and ecologists from the world over so as to
spearhead research programmes and
reintroduction projects.

As a result of their efforts, it has become a
sanctuary for certain species once considered
endangered. For instance, the kestrel bird has
been saved from extinction. In 1974, only four
birds of this species had been identified…
Today, there are almost 600 that can be
admired every day from within the valley.

WHY CHOOSE
A GUIDED TOUR
OF LA VALLÉE
DE FERNEY

Our guides will be relating their bountiful knowledge
and anecdotes on the fauna and flora of the
valley. Here are three of the tips they would like to
share with you:

  1. Keep your eyes open to what may come your
    way on your trek: don’t be surprised if you
    come across a deer, a boar, bats or rare
    endemic birds on your path!
  2. The most beautiful encounters don’t always
    happen by chance. Look out for when the
    clock strikes noon and meet us at the Wildlife
    Sanctuary: you might come across the
    Mauritian kestrel bird out for a feed.
  3. Don’t forget to be comfortably and
    appropriately dressed and equipped while
    exploring nature: a cap or a hat, mosquito
    repellent, water, sneakers/sport shoes and a
    helmet if need be – are some of the must-haves
    while out there.

BOOK YOUR
GUIDED TOUR

Several sessions are available daily
(booking is mandatory):

9.30 a.m.10.30 a.m.1.30 p.m.2.30 p.m.

Price:
Rs 450 for residents
Rs 1000 for non-residents

Duration:
2 hours (around 3 kms)

Difficulty level: 3/5

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HIKING TRAILS IN LA
VALLÉE DE FERNEY

You may also opt for a hiking trail at your
own pace if you would rather reconnect
with your inner self and nature.

5 KM ROUTE

Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours

Level: easy.

Please note that this path is mainly exposed
to direct sunlight and adequate sun
protection is required to enjoy this stroll.

13 KM ROUTE

Duration: 2.5 to 4 hours

Level: medium.

Expect stunning views of the landscapes on
your walk.

18 KM ROUTE

Duration: 3.5 to 5 hours

Level: difficult.

This is a technical course that will require good
physical condition. You will not regret all your
effort: the views will take your breath away!

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PLANNING FOR
YOUR TRAIL, YOU
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