Located on the North-West part of Mauritius Island, in the Moka district between the Signs mountain and the Pieter Both mountain. The Pouce is the third highest mountain in Mauritius at 812 meters after the Pieter Both and the Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire. This volcanic mountain was name the Pouce (french of the Thumb) because of its funny thumb-shaped pick. The Pouce is overgrown with a lot of plants such as guava and acacia and with a few endemic plants like the “Pandanus pseudomontanus” which are at risk of extinction.
Get ready for an exciting adventure and enjoy the views while you make your way till the top of the mountain. After an accession of aprox. 1 hr you will reach the summit of Le Pouce mountain.(811mts), third highest mountain of the island. The hike passes on an old track that linked St Pierre to Port Louis in the 18th Century. There is also a nature reserve of 68 Hectares with many endemic plants. You will have a 360 degree view once at the top and can look down onto the capital.