Gallochat - Grande Anse

Cultural, Walks and hikes in Les Anses-d'Arlet
8.0 km
One-way
Walks and hikes
5h 30min
Medium
  • Starting point: On the D7, in the Gallochat district, near the nursery school.
    Access: D7.

  • From the side of the road, take the small road that passes to the left of the kindergarten, then go to the left and go straight down the path in front of a villa. At the end of the concrete pavement, walk along the fence on the side of the villa and cross a small valley at the bottom of which flows a small stream.

    Continue on the path that runs along the Anse Noire ravine, which will be crossed several times. On this section, the path is all downhill and ends at the Anse Noire beach (1)....
    From the side of the road, take the small road that passes to the left of the kindergarten, then go to the left and go straight down the path in front of a villa. At the end of the concrete pavement, walk along the fence on the side of the villa and cross a small valley at the bottom of which flows a small stream.

    Continue on the path that runs along the Anse Noire ravine, which will be crossed several times. On this section, the path is all downhill and ends at the Anse Noire beach (1). Take the time to enjoy the exceptional setting of this wild volcanic sand beach.

    Take a long staircase that will take you up a hill, near a stele erected in memory of Alexandre Stellio, a great local musician from Martinique, and then go down to the Anse Dufour (2). At the bottom of the stairs, go left on a small path that passes very close to the houses of the village.
    You are at the foot of the Morne Réduit and you are leaving for a long ascent mostly exposed to the sun. Reduce the pace and above all take the time to stop and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view over the bay of Fort de France. A little further on, the slope becomes gentler and you will start the descent towards Grande Anse.

    At the junction (3), take the track on the right and continue through the forest for 1 km where you will meet many mahoganys and red gum trees. Go down a few steps and at the junction (4), take the track on the right towards Cap Salomon where you will discover the ruins of a military battery (5).

    Return to the intersection and go straight down into the dry forest. Cross the mangrove and you will come across information panels about the five buoys that make up the underwater marine biodiversity discovery trail (6).
    Continue straight ahead and climb the wooden stairs that lead up to the car park of the allée des Raisiniers in Grande Anse.
  • Departure
    Les Anses-d'Arlet
  • Difference in height
    411.71 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
412 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 166 m
  • End altitude : 12 m
  • Maximum altitude : 236 m
  • Minimum altitude : 12 m
  • Total positive elevation : 412 m
  • Total negative elevation : -565 m
  • Max positive elevation : 197 m
  • Min positive elevation : -154 m
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