PAMPLEMOUSSES

Rs 3,980 ≃ 100 Euros

Will be provided: The exclusive right of entry to the private Terra grounds, entries to the gardens of Villebague and Le Mauricia colonial houses, lunch comprising a chicken or vegetable sandwich supplied by the Aventure du Sucre restaurant, Pineappke tasting or other seasonal fruit from the corner vendor, tea and Mauritian pastry from one of the village inhabitants, entry to the Pamplemousses garden, entry to the museum of L’aventure du Sucre, security vehicle, professional guides and helmets.

Dive into the history of the sugar industry and its cane fields

Explore Nou Zil invites you to discover the North in a unique and fascinating manner as you never had before. Our electric assisted bikes will make your outing to be a most pleasurable one, where effort is replaced by amazement on discovering new sceneries and satisfaction in meeting with the inhabitants of our beautiful island.

Pamplemousses outing is an invitation to ride in all security through the numerous sugar cane fields leading to the various ancient colonial houses. In doing so we will share with you, in all simplicity and good humour, the many authentic facets of our little island.

Route

This outing can be considered to be a tribute to the sugar industry whose imprint is still visible in the scenery as well as in the history of the island.

The outing which starts at the museum of L’aventure du Sucre, takes us through the many different paths of the sugar cane fields to the magnificent domain of Le Mauricia and its majestic alley of intendance trees. Our outing carries on, still through the fields, and we take a short break at a view point where sightseers can admire a magnificent panoramic of the mountain range of Le Pouce and Pieter Both as well as the isles of the north.

We restart our journey and take the road in the direction of the Mount sugar estate, which no longer operates, and then towards the Chateau de Villebague, ancient residence of Mahé de Labourdonnais, where we have a quick lunch in the gardens. A visit of the Castle can be arranged on demand.

After a well merited rest we carry on our trip towards the small typical village of Petite Rosalie where we can enjoy a pineapple from a corner vendor. Next, we head towards Pamplemousses going alongside the beautiful Citron River before restoring our strengths with a delicious cup of tea from one of the neighbouring families whose warm welcome will certainly be appreciated.

We then carry out a short visit on foot in the historical quarter of Pamplemousses, (church of Saint Francois, presbytery, old graveyard, slaves pond and the prestigious botanical gardens.) The outing ends at the L’aventure du Sucre with a visit of the museum.

As for our other outings the human encounter and cultural exchanges are carried out in a simple manner, often around typically Mauritian culinary specialities.

Practical information

Our qualified guides, escorted by a safety vehicle, provide useful and factual information throughout the ride at strategic sites and provide opportunities for you to appreciate the magnificent scenery along the route.

Departure: 8.30 a.m. – Arrival: 3.30 p.m.

  • Starting point: l’Aventure du Sucre
  • Finishing point: l’Aventure du Sucre (after the Museum visit of l’Aventure du Sucre) 
  • Duration: approx. 6 hrs.
    Will be provided: The exclusive right of entry to the private Terra grounds, entries to the gardens of Villebague and Le Mauricia colonial houses, lunch comprising a chicken or vegetable sandwich supplied by the Aventure du Sucre restaurant, Pineappke tasting or other seasonal fruit from the corner vendor, tea and Mauritian pastry from one of the village inhabitants, entry to the Pamplemousses garden, entry to the museum of L’aventure du Sucre, security vehicle, professional guides and helmets. 
  • To bring: Sports shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses. 
  • You will be afforded the opportunity of buying local souvenirs. Bring spare cash as credit cards cannot be used.
Cancellations

We reserve the right to cancel the ride in the event of torrential rainfall. If you wish to cancel or postpone your ride; three possibilities are provided as follows:

  • 48h prior to the event = full refund
  • 24h prior to the event = 50% refund
  • On the day of the event = non-refundable

In the event of unexpected bad weather after the ride has begun, the ride shall not be refundable. We will, however, do our best to adapt to the situation and make the remaining journey as pleasant and as satisfactory as possible.

Souvenirs

Photos of your ride in Mauritius will be available on CD for a price of Rs 800.

Number of  participants

Maximum number of participants for each ride: 12 persons.

Safety

For the entire duration of the ride and for all our rides, a safety vehicle will escort the group on drivable roads.

For the comfort, safety and experience of everyone, all children must (prior to the outing) have a good bike-riding ability and must be at least 1.47m or more in height.

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