Horse Riding, Walking, Hiking Mauritius - Activities

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Going off for a holiday on a dream island does not stop you from improving your golf skills. Most of the links are spectacular with the sea as background.

Mauritius was the third country where golf was played after UK and India. Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club is the oldest golf club in the Southern Hemisphere, and the fourth oldest golf course in the world (1844).

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Horse Riding

The Mauritius scenery is perfect for horse riding, along one of the numerous beaches that line the shore or amongst the lush green interior.
The best time for a ride is early morning or late afternoon thus avoiding the heat in the middle of the day. There are lots of stables dotted around the coast and many hotels organize horse riding activities for their guests.

Horse Racing

The oldest race course in the Southern Hemisphere, the Champ de Mars is found in Port-Louis. It was built in 1812. The Mauritius Turf Club, is the second oldest in the world, after the British Jockey Club.

Races take place on Saturdays or Sundays during the months of March to December attracting a regular crowd of up to 30 000 people. Mauritius boasts a thriving and sophisticated racing community that attracts jockeys from around the world. Horses are imported from South Africa, Australia, England and France.
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Walking & Hiking

Go mountain climbing or explore the forests and its endemic plants….
…Enjoy the spectacular beauty of waterfalls or live an exciting adventure by canoeing down the rivers.
Spend a day discovering the fabulous nature parks.
Discover breathtaking views on foot on mountain bikes or quad bikes
Trek through fields, rivers and forests and discover magnificent sights, not normally associated with Mauritius.


Cycling is ideal for short local hops. An early morning ride along the coast is revitalising and it is easy to park in the village and come back laden with t-shirts and colourful baskets. Hotels have bikes for hire. The main routes are best avoided; simply due to high volume traffic. Adventurous cyclists can follow mountain bike trails which will take them through Maccabe forest, Chamarel and La Nicolière.

Karting & Quad Biking

Several attraction parks offer quad biking and Karting through the countryside to the more adventurous nature lovers.
Green Adventurer must do’s
  • Golf
  • Trekking in Black River Gorges, Bel Ombre and Valriche
  • 4*4 Excursions
  • Quad Biking
  • Karting
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Les Cerfs Volant (Kiting)
  • Adventure park
  • Nature Parks

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