It matters not whether you are a walker or a great hiker, discovering the Guadeloupe National Park rainforest is a must.
Whatever your level, be it a 50-minute journey to observe the biodiversity of the site and learn about the flora and fauna, or a five- or six-day trek, there's something for everyone. The best known is the GR G1 trail, also called the ‘Trace des Alizés', which runs through the entire length of Basse-Terre, along ridges that connect Vieux-Fort to Sainte-Rose. You can walk it in about a week. Along the way there are free shelters accessible to walkers. This is an adventure reserved for experienced, well-trained hikers with a solid knowledge of the tropics.
As a precaution, it is advisable to contact a tour guide or local association before embarking on this trek, one that takes you through amazing flora and a majestic rainforest.
Parc national de la Guadeloupe