Discover Great Hiking and Nature Trails on La Digue Island, Seychelles
Looking for Hiking and Nature Trails on La Digue Island, Seychelles? For those eager to discover the island by foot, the whole island beckons, as it is small enough to walk around quite easily due to its small size. The main roads, side roads and tracks branching off from La Passe beckon to be explored while you soak in the scenic charm of our little island.
There are also specific walks to do to give you an opportunity to truly get the most of your trip to La Digue, such as the Veuve Nature Reserve, a wlk through The Plantation, or a hike to Nid Aigle, the highest point on the island.
Great island hopping in Seychelles for day trips from La Digue
Veuve Nature Reserve
Opened in 1982, the Veuve Nature Reserve was established to protect the endemic and endangered Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher (known locally as ‘Veuve’). Covering 21 hectares on the Western Plateau of the island, the reserve has helped to keep this species from extinction, as well as protect various other species of land and air animals. A walk through the reserve is second to none and a great way to discover the untouched beauty of the island and, even, spot one of the rare birds for which it is name. Don’t forget your cameras!
Nid Aigle (via Belle Vue)
A must visit for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts is a visit to Nid Aigle – the highest point of the island, offering fantastic views of La Digue and the crystal waters that surround it. The first part of this walk will take you through the village of Belle-Vue, home to the mountain residents of the island, and through onto the hike to Nid Aigle. As you press on to the top, the breath-taking view from up high will make the climb or the worthwhile!
A scenic walk around The Plantation at L’Union Estate – which covers almost a third of the island – is a great way to soak in the scenery as you stroll through the grounds. Although not officially a hike or walking trail, exploring the plantation by foot is a great experience. Re-Trace the steps of the early settlers as you walk the estate of this living monument and discover some of the time honoured traditions and way of life from years gone by. Granitic rocks, the medicinal and food gardens, towering palms, giant tortoises and a working copra mill await you!
Did you know, that when you book with us we’ll send you our free eBook “Your Guide to La Digue Island, Seychelles” filled with useful information, including details on the various hiking and nature trails on La Digue, as well as how to book a guide!
Where to stay?
Lakaz Safran Guesthouse is situated in La Passe village – the heart of La Digue Island, Seychelles. A two minute walk from the ferry, here you’ll find comfortable and stylish Bed and Breakfast lodgings, marked by the famous Seychellois hospitality and centrally located to a host of shops, restaurants and attractions. Come discover the magic of La Digue Island, come stay at Lakaz Safran!
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