Considering how beautiful the Seychelles is, it is not surprising why hiking is such as popular activity here. Though the entire island is your oyster, it would be nice if you knew about some trails where you can hike and have the best time with your friends and family, or even alone for that matter.
The Anse Major Trail
This may be considered a beginner’s level trail as it is fairly easy. You can enjoy picturesque landscape here and this is the only way to get to Anse Major on foot. Not surprisingly, you will see a lot of people here. Scintillating rock formations and waterfalls will keep you amazed and you can stop for pictures or make a picnic out of this hike anytime you feel like.
Morne Seychellois Hike
This is a much more advanced hiking trail of about 5 hours. There is thick plantation here, so you will see yourself on a fairly difficult path and it’s not that well maintained, so you will have to unleash some of your raw, mountaineering instincts; but it’s going to be a very interesting hike.
Fond Ferdinand Nature Park
This is a new and aesthetically unbelievable nature park in Praslin and there are several interesting trails here that you can hike on. These are not as well maintained and this makes their difficulty level go up as well. These trails are less commercial so you can enjoy a hike in solace and enjoy the calm and quiet of nature. The most amazing part of these trails is that you have the most idyllic view. You can spot Coco Island, Felicite, Curieuse and a number of other islands on your journey. These islands appear like pearls on a string, beautifully placed in the ocean.
The spectacular Mount Copolia which is situated in the Morne Seychellois National Park is about 500m above sea level and is one trail you cannot miss if hiking is something you like. The hike is about 2 hours long and there may be some steep sections that you may have to go through.
Valle De Mai
This is a declared world heritage site by the UNESCO. It is around 3 hours of moderate hike and you will see amazing views in the process. There is more than one trail here, so if you feel like you want to go an extra mile, you definitely can. You can make a day trip out of it, take some snacks and drinks too if you like and make the most of the time you have in the Seychelles.
Beau Vallon Bay hike
This is a relatively easy hike stretching from La Bastille to Beau Vallon Bay. You will have an amazing time on this 2-3 hour hike and the best part about it is that it’s a hike you can enjoy in shade, so don’t worry about getting all sunburnt. It’s a spectacular trail so you can gear up for some beautiful views and moderate conditions.