Martinique will host the First International Hiking Festival of the Island from June 1st to 30th 2017, offering 30 different hikes all around the Island.

From the countryside to a beach walk, northern lush and intense vegetation to dry coastal scenery, nature lovers will find their perfect hike, suited to their preference and physical condition. The participants will have the opportunity to discover the beauty of Martinique’s rugged mountain area, cross rivers, roam the tropical rain forest or just stroll along the coastal. It will also be the opportunity for a nautical excursion with in bottom glass boat, nocturnal hikes under the moon light and urban walks seeking the hidden treasures architectural of the Capital City.

“Martinique is a land of nature where hiking is the perfect way to discover one of its greatest splendors,” said Muriel Wiltord, Director Americas of the Martinique Promotion Bureau. “The Island is blessed with a wide range of natural wonders; a wealth of exotic flowers honoring Martinique’s nickname, the majestic Mount Pelée towering over the Bay of Saint-Pierre and a protected parkland representing two thirds of the Island, a sanctuary of numerous natural gems.”

The program of this first International Hiking Festival in Martinique will feature a diversity of and uncommon hikes such as the discovery of the Caravelle Peninsula and its ecosystems on June 4th, a poetic stroll by night in Sainte-Anne with the famous local storyteller Joby Bernabé on June 9th and a vigourous hike on June 20th on the Morne Larcher, a dormant volcano with stunning views of the magnificent Bay of Le Diamant.

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