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Pitons du Carbet - Martinique
The center of the island of Martinique is dominated by the Pitons du Carbet, a scenic mountain range reaching 1196 m.

This area is characterized by a thick wet tropical forest (hygrophile tropical forest) with anthuriums, balisiers, high tree ferns, bamboo groves, climbing vines and hardwood trees like mahogany, rosewood, locust and gommier. From the altitude 700 m, the vegetation becomes less dense and reveals splendid panoramas on the island.

The 5 Pitons du Carbet are the Piton Lacroix or Morne Pavillon (1196 m), the Piton de l'Alma (1105 m), the Piton Dumauzé (1109 m), the Piton Boucher (1070 m) and the Morne Piquet (1160 m).

 
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 PITONS DU CARBET - MARTINIQUE


 Hiking the Pitons du Carbet


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Trace des Pitons - Piton de l'Alma and Piton Dumauzé   Trace des Pitons - Piton de l'Alma and Piton Dumauzé
5.3 km - 5.5 hours - Elevation gain : 639 meters, elevation loss: 685 meters
Level 3 (strenuous) - Summit of Piton de l'Alma is difficult to climb - Path ONF no 8. Access : Village de Colson.
Verrier - Morne Chapeau-Nègre - Absalon   Verrier - Morne Chapeau-Nègre - Absalon
6 km - 4 hours - Elevation gain : 271 meters, elevation loss: 577 meters
Level 3 (strenuous) - Path ONF no 1.
Access : Verrier Chapeau-Nègre.
Hiking Alma River - Blanche River   Hiking Alma River - Blanche River
6 km and 3 hours round trip - Elevation gain : 375 meters
Level 2 (moderate) - Flood risk.
Acces : Aire d'accueil de l'Alma after La Medaille
Hiking Montjoly - Caplet - Piton Lacroix and Morne Piquet   Hiking Montjoly - Caplet - Piton Lacroix and Morne Piquet
5 km - 5h - Elevation gain : 773 meters, elevation loss: 719 meters
Level 3 (strenuous) - Path ONF no 4.
Access : Quartier Montjoly - Morne Vert.
Hiking Caplet Morne Vert - Fonds-Saint-Denis   Hiking Caplet Morne Vert - Fonds-Saint-Denis
4 km - 3 hours - Elevation loss: 220 meters
Level 1 (easy) - Path ONF no 5.
Access : Morne Modeste - Caplet (Morne Vert).
Hiking Plateau Boucher - Piton Boucher and Morne Piquet   Hiking Plateau Boucher - Piton Boucher and Morne Piquet
6 km and 4.5 hours round trip - Elevation gain : 571 meters
Level 3 (strenuous) - Path ONF no 6.
Access : Plateau Boucher.
 



 
Pitons du Carbet

Le Plateau Boucher, Savanna in the tropical forest, is the starting point to many excursions to the Pitons du Carbet.The Trace of the Pitons, sporting excursion of 5h30, start from tropical forest to reach lichens on summits.

Other excursions like the excursion of the river Alma, the excursions Caplet (Morne Vert)- Fonds-Saint-Denis, Morne Cesaire or Verrier-Absalon make it possible to discover this area of the Pitons.


 

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