Walinzi, Yemen Maingard
Number of Runners
EST. Winner's Time
Maximum Race Time
|REFRESHMENT POINTS||WALINZI, YEMEN MAINGARD||LA TOURELLE||RIVERLAND|
|1ST RUNNER (ETA)||8:30||9:00||9:20|
About the Route
The Dodo Trail VENTURE trail starts at Walinzi, Yemen Maingard and follows a dirt path towards Matala. The track, designed for 4×4 vehicles, leads to a single track that rises to an elevation of 200 m. The view over the western coast is breathtaking: participants can admire Black River Bay, the crystal clear lagoon of île aux Bénitiers and the majestic Morne Brabant mountain in the background. On the opposite side of the ridge is the beautiful Vallée of Yemen.
The trail follows another 4×4 track through the property of the Maingard family, which boasts an incredibly well-preserved native forest and a large variety of indigenous flora. The trail crosses the entire eastern flank of the mountain about halfway up the slope, with some fantastic sights, including Tamarin Bay, Montagne du Rempart and Montagne des Trois Mamelles.
The runners will then go down a brutal single track to the foot of the mountain before following a 4×4 track for another few hundred meters and entering a forest conversation zone on the way to the Tamarin River bank. This amazing trail ends at Riverland Mauritius, along the river.