Morne Blanc
Morne Blanc
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Ana_Bejan
London, UK217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I loved it here one of my fav hikes in seychelles, id combine it with a relax at the beach after. You will not regret it. It says 1 hour on the sign however i hike alot in mountains back home in Romania it took me 16 minutes to get to the top it was worth it
Written 18 April 2022
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Randburg
Randburg, South Africa364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The hike is around 800 meters to the top, but elevation is quite steep so the round-trip took us around one hour to complete.

Not difficult, but one should take care, especially coming down not to slip/fall.

The views of Anse Major and the surrounding beaches and islets were well worth the drive and hike.

Parking was easy to find close to the start of the hike and there were some others on the hike, but not so busy that one had to stand in line at any moment.
Written 8 October 2023
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Steven
Lucerne, Switzerland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
The hiking trail was properly marked.
It is not as exhausting as most people write in their comments. It took us only 30min to go all the way up. Watch your step when going down again.
Not recommended when there was rain the day before as it gets slippery.
Written 21 November 2022
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The_Traveling_Expat
Chicago, IL396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Having done Copolia the day before, I did not find this trail hike to be too bad although it is slightly longer. However, there are some places that you want to be careful since it can be steep in some places, and one wrong step can lead to a fall. The view at the top is amazing but is once again dependent on weather. I went when clouds were rolling in, but was able to get beautiful views.
Written 6 September 2022
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1 943 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Short but fairly strenuous hike through the forest. Only 800m each way but with 630m elevation. Took us about an hour there and back. Fortunately, the trail is mostly shaded and it is slightly cooler any ways in the national park. View at the top is spectacular and well worth the effort.

Parking is limited along the roadside but trail is not that busy so shouldn't be an issue.
Written 25 March 2023
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John W
Cambridge, UK114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
Based on the other reviews on tripadvisor, I left our hotel one afternoon to climb Morne Blanc thinking it would be incredibly easy - I told my wife I'd be back in an hour and set off with just a camera in hand, wearing an old pair of boat shoes and took no water.

What an idiot I am - it was far more challenging than I could have ever expected! The afternoon was a scorching 35 degrees and the humidity was high. The hike was some of the steepest terrain I've encountered and seemed to go on for ever. About halfway up the path seems to vanish and you have to climb through the jungle, hoping you're going in the right direction.

I'm a fit 30 year old man, but even I had to stop quite a few times on the way up. The terrain is tough and not for the faint hearted - the reviews on here had made it sound so easy, I was considering doing it in flip-flops! What a disaster that would've been - I'd recommend a good, solid pair of trainers at least, if not hiking boots.

By the time I made it to the top, I was absolutely exhausted - but god was it worth it! The views are incredible and I had the whole place to myself (nice but worrying, since I thought my feeble heart might give way at any second and I was dying for a drink!).

All in all a great view but you definitely have to earn the privilege - the reviews that describe it as a 'nice and easy' hike must be written by members of the SAS or something.

Don't be an idiot like me - take suitable clothing and lots of water. When I returned to the hotel, I was dripping in sweat and mud, parched and desperate for a drink - my wife couldn't stop laughing at how pathetic I looked! The photos were worth it though....
Written 17 March 2015
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Rajeev S
Victoria, Mahe63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Friends
As is mandatory, culmination of a task needs preparation. Towards this end, a hike to Morne Blanc, Mahe (SEYCHELLES) needs a bit of physical preparation. Morne Seychellois is the highest mountain in Seychelles and Morne Blanc is somewhere down the line, but it is one of the peaks and with a full-fledged trail. In fact when reached at the end point of the trail, Morne Blanc dwarfs many hills around it.

A journey by road (car or bus) is required till Tea Factory on Chemin Sans Souci, where in the car park across the road in front of Tea Factory one can situate the vehicle. The area can be secluded on Sundays. Only one house was found next to the Tea Factory. A two-minute walk back on the road and we see a board stating Hike Route to Morne Blanc for the climb to start.

Steps made out of tree trunks and branches were found on the route in the initial phase. The route is clear and broad. It passes through some small caves covered with wooden bridges. Most of the route is uphill only.

After about 40 minutes of walk, we started to feel that we were near the edge. We first found a spot through a small opening in trees/bushes on our left hand side, which showed the western side of Mahe. A few steps further, to our amazement we found a spot which showed the Morne Seychellois standing in front of us tall and sturdy as ever. There was a deep gorge between us and the Morne Seychelles. The gorge and the mountain in front was full of clouds and presented mesmerizing scenery. The medium-size boulder where we stood one by one was the edge of edges. But the view was wonderful. Paradise !

A few minutes’ walk further up, a man-made wooden platform was found to offer indulgence into the beautiful panoramic views of the North-Western side of Mahe as well as various islands and rocks out in the ocean.

Rains in this of the forest are quite common and one should go prepared accordingly.
Written 4 December 2012
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Claire L
58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This was quite a difficult hike up to the viewing platform but definitely worth it! We started early morning which meant we got a parking spot close to the start of the trail and the temperatures where slightly lower. We were lucky enough to see two wolf snakes which is probably because we were the first people hiking. The snakes aren't poisonous and are actually incredibly rare - only found on this trail (apparently!) If you decide to start early, just watch out for these on the path but in general they will move out of your way. Some parts of the trail were slippy and the ground uneven so I recommend wearing a good pair of trainers rather than sandals. Make sure to bring plenty of water as is it steep and you get hot very quickly. The start of the hike is pretty hard but it does get a little easy so persevere as the views are worth it! It took us about 35 minutes to hike up and about 20 minutes on the way back but we are general in good health and run regularly.
Written 1 March 2019
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gersenkirth
London, UK49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Solo
The Morne Blanc climb is one that every keen hiker should do: even one that is enjoying the wonderful beaches of Mahe. The climb itself is not particularly remarkable: there are no difficult passages and you will be able to maintain a steady – albeit strained – pace throughout. The path is also well defined and in most places steps have been carved to make the ascend smoother. If you are in reasonably good conditions, it will not take more than 35-40 minutes to reach the top (with a 5 minutes break halfway through), where you will be rewarded – on a cloudless day – with a wonderful and commanding view of most of the Western and South-Western part of the island from a comfortable and safe wooden platform. One word for those who like to hike solo: it will be very difficult to get lost because the path is straightforward and difficult to miss, but I advise to take a local guide or at least to do it as part of a group of three or four. There are in fact crevices here and there (not directly on the path) which can turn in dangerous traps if somebody is unfortunate enough to fall down into. My overall judgement is four stars, average of three for the hike and five for the view.
Written 16 December 2013
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Chmartin68
City of Venice, Italy13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Before we set out to do this, I read the reviews and I knew it would be a challenge both with being overweight and age. We parked opposite the tea factory and then walked up the road to where the trail starts (dont mistake the tea factory trail for this one). The climb was steep and it's a natural path and some of the steps I needed help from the step in front or a tree to help me up. The first third of the hike is the hardest, so bring plenty of water and put it in a rucksack as you will need both hands. We stopped several times and it took us just under an hour to get to the viewing platform. A tree had fallen covering the natural tread of steps so this was a challenge to get over but we did it. It was only when we were coming down that I realised going up (although hard and good cardio) was the dangerous part. It had rained overnight and whilst it didn't affect us going up, it made everything slippery coming down with the potential for serious injury. So sensible shoes with good grip a must as is water and a camera for the view from the top. I think it's a reasonable climb depending on your level of fitness and I am not fit but managed it so worth trying.
Written 12 May 2019
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