Saint Felix Beach
Mauritius Island, Balfour Street, Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius
The Marathon track starting from the Saint Felix Beach and running towards Riambel and then onto Le Morne Village giving runner the opportunity to race along the most beautiful coastal road the island has to offer. Runners will run through typical coastal fishermen villages. The marathon course ends up alongside the white sandy beach of Saint Felix, where all runners can enjoy a swim in the lagoon as well as the magical views the south of Mauritius has to offer.
In an idyllique and an atmosphere of tranquility on a virgin beach with filaos trees, you will feel the warmth of the first rays of sun shy and the spirit of the fishermen and other water sports enthusiasts. Starting at 6:30 of the public beach in Saint-Félix you will run on the left side towards Riambel (4km) to reach the first turn. Always on the left side, you will spend again the starting line, you will run towards the village of Le Morne (4km), facing the Island Cooking in the lagoon, you will enter into a second U-turn. You go along the Baie du Cap, with its spectacular mountain on one side and white sand beaches on the other.
Joining Maccondé Bay, the road winds through the small bay subdivided between cliff and mountain before reaching the highest rock. And it goes by the Saint Martin de Bel Ombre, a vast sugar plantation established in the 18th century, witness of the Mauritian agricultural development, the opportunity to discover the remains of the local architectural heritage. On the way back, running down the left side of Le Morne Mountain, home of rich history and various legends. After this beautiful area, you begin to experience "The Great Southern Wild" of the island. The coastal road that borders the blue lagoon takes you to the very authentic fishing village of Baie du Cap with landscapes breathtaking. From this last sprint at Saint Felix to finish on the beach and why not also a well deserved swim in the lagoon!
The 6th Edition of the Mauritius Marathon will take place on the 19th July 2015 for sports enthusiasts. A track of 42,195Kms going through wonderful places with spectacular views and the most beautiful coastal road of the island from Saint Felix. And unforgettable view of the vast lagoon one of the most beautiful on the island and run through typical coastal villages.
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