From the forest to the sea on a segway

Segway green tour Etang Salé + option "collation pei"
  • A touch of fantasy
  • The south coast
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Meet Monira

An exceptional and unique adventure in the heart of the Etang Salé forest.

Reunion Island is

An exceptional symbiosis between precious elements and heritage.

Your perfect day

Relax and have a blast with my mates

Your favourite place

The small white sandy beach at St Pierre

Your passion

Come alive to the rhythm of the wind

Your favourite dish

Le civet de zourites (octopus stew)

Your favourite artist

Prince

Ride along the forest paths

I tested one of the most unusual activities available on Reunion Island: an all-terrain Segway ride in the magnificent Etang-Salé forest, right to the edge of the sea.

Do you know about Segways? You stand on this two-wheeled electrical scooter, also known as a gyropod, that you steer by tilting your body. It’s the ideal way to discover Reunion Island’s landscapes, because these Segways have all-terrain tyres which means they nimbly get over all the small obstacles on the paths.

This afternoon, Fred, our guide, is waiting for us in the Etang-Salé forest. A short induction is all we need to learn the rudiments of steering. It only takes 15 minutes for us to know everything there is to know about the Segway. Manoeuvrable, quick, powerful and effortless: what a great invention!

 

1,000 hectares of forest

We set off to the explore this thousand hectare forest, created in the 19th century on the lower slopes of the south-west of the island. Under our helmets, we listen to Fred on the headsets: he tells us all about the local history, and the vegetation, which is typical of dry areas.

I sometimes get carried away by the speed on the sandy tracks, but there is so much to discover along the way that we make more and more stops. “Bois de senteurs” and red latanier palms are endemic plants of Reunion Island, which existed well before man arrived. They were joined by numerous species from other tropical regions: flamboyant bright red flowering plants and with the southern summer come the filaos, the Indian tamarind.

 

Sunset and black sand

The time passes too quickly, the end of the afternoon approaches and soon we reach the sea. An endless black sandy beach, caused by the volcano, opens up before us.

When we booked, we chose the option “Collation Pei”. Under the coconut palms, a table has been set by Monira. Fruit juice, samosas and other Creole delicacies await us. Here we watch the stunning sunset, as the light of dusk paints Reunion Island in beautiful colours. We raise our glasses to this exceptional day.

Accessible to everyone

Fun, playful, ecological

A hard working and passionate team