Electric Bike Ride starts with a coffee under the veranda of the colonial house of the Beau Vallon garden. After that, saddle up, head to the Dutch ruins of Fort Frederick Hendrick, the first stone construction in the Indian Ocean. Near the fort, we will join the workshop of craftsmen making the traditional vacuous baskets (baskets widely used in ‘Moris’), a disappearing craft that makes the villagers of Vieux Grand Port. Then, a few pedal strokes will bring you to meet Pop, one of the last marine carpenter of the island, while sipping a tamarind juice prepared by Salima, his wife. For a moment, live in Mauritian style with simplicity. You will cross the Cavendish Bridge to cross the River “La Chaux” and reach Ville Noire. This suburb of Mahébourg impresses with its authentic character, teeming with villagers and small merchants. We take the road to the “Vallée de Ferney”, a beautiful nature reserve with rolling landscapes. In a sumptuous panorama, we will have a “local” lunch at the restaurant “Falaise rouge” built at the edge of the cliff! This place was a strategic location in one of the biggest battles of Grand-Port. Restored, we will then pedal to the waterfront, admire the splendid view of the bay of the Vieux Grand Port, the mountain of the Lion, and the Mouchoir Rouge island.
To conclude this trip in the heart of history, we will go to the Naval Museum of Mahébourg located in a former colonial residence and proposing an interesting collection of various objects recovered from wrecks, models, maps and weapons of that time, magnificent lithographs by Mauritian notables, paintings representing the region or the bones of the famous dodo.