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One-day Mount Pelée ascent in Martinique

Join certified guide Remy on this one-day Mount Pelée (1397 meters) ascent in the French Caribbean island of Martinique!


TRIP TYPE

Group

DURATION

1 Day

OFFER PERIOD

Jan - Jul, Oct - Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 5 reviews

  • Challenge yourself with an ascent to the summit of the iconic Mont Pelee (1327m)
  • Discover Martinique's flora and fauna with a certified mountain leader
  • Enjoy the stunning views on the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea

Description

Join us on this one-day Mount Pelée (1397 meters) ascent in Martinique and reach the top of this iconic volcano!

Martinique Island is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea and is one of the eighteen regions of France. Famous for its networks of hiking trials, Martinique is every hiker’s paradise!

Mount Pelée is the highest volcano on the island. It last erupted in 1902 and was one of the worst volcanic disasters of the century. At 1397 meters, this mountain offers breathtaking views on both the Atlantic and the Caribbean sides of the island and, on a very clear day, you may even get to see the neighbouring island of Dominique!

My proposal is to ascend this amazing volcano through its steep rock trail, starting from the rainforest all the way to the top. The whole trip to the summit takes 6-7 hours (round trip) and vertical gain is around 800m, so take into account that a very good physical condition is mandatory.

Keep in  mind that hiking in the tropics can get really hot, that’s why we strongly recommend you bring 3L of water to keep hydrated along the way. And don’t forget some comfortable hiking shoes and sun screen!

If you wish to do this  one-day Mount Pelée guided ascent, request to book this trip! We’ll be happy to have you join us.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Children from 6-17 years old pay half-price.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Details

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You will need very good hiking shoes and a rain jacket depending on the weather.

I won't be able to pick you up at your accommodation. I recommend you rent a car or hire an Uber to get to the trip´s starting point.

Meeting point

Equipment you will need to bring

Trekking shoes, wind breaker, sunscreen, hat and 3L of water and a picnic lunch.

FAQs

How long does it take to climb Mt Pelée? What are the distances & elevation gain?

The hike takes around 7–8 hours.

It takes around 5 hours till the summit or the Caldeïra round, and 6 hours for both.

There are 3.5 km to the summit, and then the same to go down.

There are 800 m of altitude gain. The summit + Caldeïra is 8.5 km long with 900 m of altitude gain.

Where is the meeting point? At what time do we meet?

We’ll meet at 8am at the “Boulangerie Aigle Royale” in Le Morne Rouge. You’ll find the Google map location here, https://goo.gl/maps/PXR6owvhDvm1sWYD9. Unfortunately, I don’t organize transportation, you can take a taxi to the meeting point or rent a car.

How can I get from Fort-de-France to the meeting point in Morne Rouge?

If you don’t have a car, I recommend you take a taxi from Fort-de-France to Morne Rouge. You’ll find the details here https://www.rome2rio.com/fr/map/Fort-de-France/Le-Morne-Rouge

What should I have and bring with me?

You should bring 2 liters of water and a picnic.

You should have with you a rain jacket and wear hiking, trail or running shoes.

About the guide: Remy

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What people are saying about this trip

Richard

5.00

Nous avons passé une excellente journée en compagnie de notre guide ce qui a fait de notre randonnée une expérience inoubliable sur la montagne Pelée malgré la météo…

Caroline

5.00

Superbe randonnée avec un guide sympa et très connaissant de la faune, la flore et de la montagne Pelée ! J'ai adoré ma journée, la vue était incroyable sur le sommet et durant la marche. La communication avec explore-share et Rémy le guide a été facile et claire. Merci pour tout! Je suis très satisfaite ! Je recommande vivement ! 😊

Lydie

5.00

Ascension difficile pour une personne qui ne fait pas de sport régulièrement - demande un bon niveau en escale - mais on est récompensé - un grand merci à Rémy pour son support sportif

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