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“Short but strenuous”
Review of Morne Blanc

Morne Blanc
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Victoria
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Rome
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Short but strenuous”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

The Morne Blanc climb is one that every keen hiker should do: even one that is enjoying the wonderful beaches of Mahe. The climb itself is not particularly remarkable: there are no difficult passages and you will be able to maintain a steady – albeit strained – pace throughout. The path is also well defined and in most places steps have been carved to make the ascend smoother. If you are in reasonably good conditions, it will not take more than 35-40 minutes to reach the top (with a 5 minutes break halfway through), where you will be rewarded – on a cloudless day – with a wonderful and commanding view of most of the Western and South-Western part of the island from a comfortable and safe wooden platform. One word for those who like to hike solo: it will be very difficult to get lost because the path is straightforward and difficult to miss, but I advise to take a local guide or at least to do it as part of a group of three or four. There are in fact crevices here and there (not directly on the path) which can turn in dangerous traps if somebody is unfortunate enough to fall down into. My overall judgement is four stars, average of three for the hike and five for the view.

Visited December 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice view”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

The walk is not too hard and took us 45 minutes each way. Really nice view! You can see most of the Mahe westcoast.

Visited September 2013
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Sabadell
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Climb to the clouds”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Nice short hike through the jungle, with the chance to see many birds. The views of the island of Mahe from the top are breathtaking!

Visited August 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
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“Nice hike!”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Great hike, we are big fitness fans and found this a little challenging which was great! nice view at the top.

Visited April 2013
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Amsterdam
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72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“hard walk under terrible humidity but the result is worth it”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

You can take a trail that go up the Morne Blanc. with no athlectic skills (whcih is my case) it took 45 minutes one way to get to the top. uit is tiring and you will get to the top wet, but when you see hte view, you will be happy you have walked this path. The view is breathtaking.

Visited April 2013
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