Hike Gros Piton
The Gros Piton hike is a four-hour adventure that offers stunning views of exotic landscapes and local wildlife you can’t find anywhere else. An experienced local guide will be with you every step of the way to ensure your successful journey up to the mountain peak's which reaches a height of 2,619 ft or approx. 800 meters. Please note that your hiking itinerary will accommodate each climbers’ level of physical fitness.
- Early morning pickup (6:30am - 8:30am) in our air-conditioned vehicle
- Pass through the tiny fishing villages of Anse la Raye and Canaries
- Arrive Gros Piton Nature Trail hike with official mountain guide (2-hour climb, 2-hour descent)
- Add On Sites (*at extra cost):
- Authentic Saint Lucian lunch
- Local attractions, including the Sulphur Springs, Mud Baths, and Toraille Waterfall
- Return home
We say that you should "fear nothing, but challenge everything" and a great place to start is climbing Gros Piton. Not for the faint of heart, this excursion will give you the best workout you have had in a long time. I guarantee that your experience will be one to talk about and the memories will be long lasting. 1.5 liters of bottled water included for each person on Piton Climbs.
Start the day early in the morning. We will pick you up from your place of accommodations at a mutually decided time. Please keep in mind we recommend an early pick-up time to ensure we get the most out of the day. Depending on where we pick you up, it is a 60-90 min drive down the west coast of the island to the town of Soufriere. Our destination is the Gros Piton Nature Trail where our hike begins.
During the car ride we will pass through the villages of Anse le Ray and Canaries and will share with you lots of history and interesting information about the island. Upon arriving we will meet with the mountain's official guides who will accompany us during the hike.
The hike takes approx 2 hours to go up and 2 hours to come back down for a total journey time of 4 hours. This of course also depends on each guests level of physical fitness. After completing the hike we will take you to lunch and any of the add on sites, such as the Sulphur Springs, Mud Baths, and Toraille Waterfall which are at extra cost. During the trip we will stop at various scenic viewpoints. At the end of the day we will return you safe and sound to your place of he Saccommodations.
"We visited St. Lucia for 6 days. Hands down, the hike on Mt. Piton was our favorite adventure. It included a scenic and relaxing drive, a challenging hike and a dip at the Sulphur Springs. Spending the day with Richard was a blast. He stirred us away from tourists traps and showed us the local charm of the island. He knows when to give you space and when to step in and take charge. He listens to his customers preferences, customizes the agenda to align with your fitness level and he will make sure that he gives you an opportunity to try before giving up…bonus points for engaging chats and good eats along the way. We began the day with Richard as our guide and we parted as friends, with a deep respect and admiration for his beautiful island."
-Giselle & Don (4/3/2017)