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Breathless (view and phisically)

Ok, where should I start??? Equipment needed for 2 adults: Good walking shoes, 2 liters of water (1... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2017
Fabio C
Definitely must do if you love hiking.

If you really want to enjoy it prepare yourself for 5h hike. From 3 routes I did L'Aileron. The... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2017
Ostrzak
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Prague, Czech Republic
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This mountain may look innocent, but don't be fooled: it's really a volcano, responsible for the destruction of the town of St. Pierre.
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

Ok, where should I start??? Equipment needed for 2 adults: Good walking shoes, 2 liters of water (1 per person) camera (not needed but useful) and sun cream :) My outfit for this hiking was swimming shorts a t-shirt and a hat to protect me...More

3  Thank Fabio C
Reviewed May 1, 2017

If you really want to enjoy it prepare yourself for 5h hike. From 3 routes I did L'Aileron. The hike up is not terribly challenging so you can get in 1h to the caldera. Going around caldera can take 2h+ depending how fast would you...More

Thank Ostrzak
Reviewed April 5, 2017

My husband and our two kids, ages 10 and 12, did this hike in March 2017. There are three different routes to take - L'Aileron, Grande-Savane, and Grand-Rivière. We did L'Aileron. My understanding is that Grande-Savane is a straight shot up on the sunny side...More

1  Thank Megan19712004
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Me and a couple of friends went and took this daring hike. It was amazing to see this great mountain in person. I heard about the eruption in 1902 that destroyed St. Pierre and was instantly hooked.

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Reviewed March 12, 2017

Brought snacks. Parked near shelter for Aileron route., along a narrow road. Surprised to see bathrooms and a restaurant (with bar) at the base. Hiked to the top, lots of fog, mist. Ascent about 11 AM. Not sure it would be that much more pleasant...More

1  Thank Hogandoc1
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Mt. Pelee erupted 1902 and destroyed nearby city St. Pierre. Last eruption was 1932, but we were told that still today volcanologists watch its activity. We took a scenic "Route de la Trace" from Fort de France to St. Pierre and saw this from several...More

1  Thank Halkidis
Reviewed February 17, 2017

the whole period we've spent in Martinique, the mountain had the "head" in the clouds. Even if it is like that, it's a must! It's not easy to hike, bur refreshing and beautiful.

Thank Cora V
Reviewed February 7, 2017

The adventure starts on the road as it is very narrow and steep. Well at the tourist center, you can buy refreshments and use the bathroom. We suggest that you prepare for the hike, as it is said to take some four hours. There were...More

2  Thank lwiegandt
Reviewed January 24, 2017

Don't miss this opportunity to hike around an active volcano on this beautiful island... kind of a drive if you're based in the south, but certainly worth it... not a very long hike (if you're an avid hiker), but fairly steep and requiring some scrambling...More

Thank marietta9940541
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely stunning view. My first hike, and i was not well prepared. Didnt bring enough food or water, but what made me turn around was a tarantula appearing on the way - made a mental note to check local flora and fauna from now on....More

Thank Remus T
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Response from Britdrnva | Reviewed this property |
I didn't go the hire guide route - so can't answer to that....that may be the easiest (though likely quite expensive). Don't get a taxi - you're charged European rates so that would be very expensive as it's an hour's drive... More
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