Pointe à Bacchus

Pointe à Bacchus

Agricultural landscape
Pond and wetland
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A trail where you definitely won't get bored. It is highly varied with a wide range of activities to be seen, contrasting natural environments and beautiful panoramas.
One of the few trails combining natural environments with human, agricultural and sports activities.

6 points of interest

  • Flora

    Avocado pear

    Persea americana, the avocado pear, is a fruit tree native to tropical America. The avocado is a very nutritious fruit and easy to digest. Whether eating the fruit directly or in the form of a herbal infusion, there are countless health benefits to enjoying avocados.

  • Viewpoint


    Several views over Le Petit Cul-de-Sac Marin from this spot.

  • Flora

    Cashew tree

    Anacardium occidentale or the cashew tree has white and pink blossom. The fruit is made into cashew nuts and cashew oil.

  • Viewpoint


    From this spot, a breathtaking view to the west over the Basse-Terre mountain chain.
  • Flora

    White mangrove

    If you look closely, you will see two small glands at the base of the leaf. They eliminate the salt the plant takes in with brackish water.
  • Flora

    Kapok tree

    The fruits of the kapok tree contain a kind of white fluff, also known as kapok.
    In Guadeloupe, unlike in other regions and countries, the kapok tree has a very mysterious aspect that has made it the theme of superstitious beliefs. Many legends are associated with it, involving "soucougnans" (vampires) and ghosts. The tree is also linked to the period of slavery, since uncooperative slaves were hanged from the branches.


Follow the path behind the panel introducing the trail.
Take the 2nd on the right, following the Hiking ("Rando") symbol.
Turn right, and you will arrive at the viewpoint over the Petit Cul de Sac; follow the curve and the slight descent (building on the right).
Then turn right alongside the mangrove forest. Turn left. At the summit, turn right.
At the intersection, continue straight ahead. After the descent, at the intersection, turn right.
Go straight ahead until you return to your starting point.
  • Departure : Droits de L'Homme school, Petit-Bourg.
  • Arrival : Droits de L'Homme school, Petit-Bourg.
  • Towns crossed : Petit-Bourg

Altimetric profile


Don't touch the crops without asking for permission. The fields are farmed, even if this is not obvious at all times of year.
Always stay alert, you might come across mountain bikers, joggers, etc.
In this natural setting, you should be particularly careful and alert, since Guadeloupe is subject to natural risks. It is vital to act in a responsible way, so that everyone can enjoy the hike!
Please note: unsupervised car parks.

Information desks

Access and parking

GPS starting point: Lat: 16,20189° N - Long: 61,59031° W.
Arriving from Pointe à Pitre:
Take the N1 road towards Petit-Bourg. Take the exit D31. Pass the bridge and take the D33. Turn left onto Rue du Lycée. Take the 3rd exit at the roundabout.
Park near the Pointe à Bacchus sign.

Parking :

Near the Droits de L'Homme school


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