Updated: Jul 9, 2020
Last Sunday, in the cool of the early morning - 7am to be exact, we took the longer of the 2 circuits available around the Caravelle peninsula, coming out at around 10 kilometres and took about 2,5 hours to complete! Well worth the early 5 o’clock start & yet another one of the exceptional visits that Martinique has to offer!
So before describing this breathtaking trek, several tips:
Set off early - don’t get caught out by the sun!
At least 1,5 litres of water per person
Suncream & good hat or cap
sturdy walking shoes
And of course the camera!
The trek starts out by the entrance to the Dubuc castle, one of the other little gems to visit! There is a parking lot just before the castle.
As soon as you arrive on the peninsula, the view is extraordinary, the sights over the surrounding landscape breathtaking! Small islets can be seen everywhere & the colours glimmering from the sea remind you that you’re in the Caribbean!
The trek can be done in both directions as the mood takes you, and with a small detour from the main path you can also go up to the lighthouse. With a small 10-minute detour it’s really worth making the effort!.
Information can be found throughout the trek and the paths are perfectly marked. You alternate between walking under the shade of the trees, along the edge of the cliffs and right in the middle of the mangroves; a varied trek indeed.
Look out for the many animals that are visible: birds, crabs, mongoose … non aggressive as far as we saw!
And afterwards as a treat head out to the Tartane beach, a small drive from the exit of the peninsula. Here you can refresh yourself with a dip in the sea and have a bite to eat. There are also showers on the beach!
So, all you have to do is set your alarm, put on your walking shoes, and set out for a morning of beauty!
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