The path starts behind the water tower. Set out on the path. At the end of the fields, go slightly downhill on the left to enter the forest (Point 1); you will see an information panel.
The trail then carries on in the forest. Pass close to a water catchment area (Point 2). Follow the path to its crossroads with the Matouba/Bains Chauds trail.
(To go to the site of the Bains Chauds (hot springs), turn right at the crossroads and continue for 30 minutes from that junction. Return by the same route).
Please note: the parking is not supervised.
Headquarters of the National Park of Guadeloupe
Montéran, 97120 Saint-Claude
0590 41 55 55
The reception and shop are open to the public :
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday : 8 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.
- Wednesday : from 8 am to 1 pm.
- Friday : 8 am to 12.30 pm.
Services : reception, shop, toilets, free parking. Building accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Localisation GPS : Lat: 16,01634 N - Lng: 61,70753 W.
Access and parking
In the town of Saint-Claude, pass La Poste (the post office), turn left on to Avenue du Maréchal Foch, then pass in front of the Pavillon du Tourisme and the Hôtel de Ville (town hall). At the stop in front of the church, turn right on to the RN3 which goes up towards Matouba.
When you reach the town of Matouba, head for 'Papaye'. Continue as far as the clinic. The path starts above the water tower.
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