St Lucia Pitons Hike
The St Lucia Pitons hike starts just a half hour drive away from Balenbouche Estate. The Pitons are the islands’ famous volcanic twin peaks, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. They climb is challenging, but well worth it!
Much of St. Lucia’s mountainous interior is covered by 19,000 acres of Rainforest Reserve. You are required to go with a guide to climb the st lucia pitons or any one of the other st lucia hiking trails. Contact the Forestry Department or ask your hotel to arrange a tour.
Gros Piton (2,619 ft. / 800 m) (challenging)
The Gros Piton trail is one of Saint Lucia’s premier attractions, managed by the Gros Piton Tour Guide Association. This st lucia pitons hike begins at the Interpretation Centre situated in the small community of Fond Gens Libre at the base of the Gros Piton. The climb to the top and back takes about 4 hours and after the halfway point the path gets steeper and more strenuous. At the top, the views overlook Petit Piton, and the South of St Lucia. The hike can also be started from the Anse L’Ivroigne beach, a beautiful secluded bay at the base of the Piton.
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Petit Piton (2460 ft. / 750 m) (challenging)
The climb up and down the Petit Piton takes about 2 hours each way, but is steep all the way. In some areas, you have to use a rope to haul yourself up. The view overlooks Soufriere and the Gros Piton. Tour guides are available at the st lucia pitons Waterfall found at the base of the Petit Piton, or you can book a st lucia pitons hike online.
Tet Paul Nature Trail (easy)
This is one of our favorite st Lucia attractions! For those who find the Pitons hike to strenuous or expensive, this is a great alternative. Tet Paul is a moderate 45 minute trail which starts in a small community near Soufriere, and takes you through an organic garden located at high altitudes. Most days you have an excellent view of the entire southern half of the island, and close ups of the St lucia Pitons. The entrance is right by Fond Doux Estate, just follow the signs and continue up the mountain to the very end of the road.
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