Gros Piton Hike St Lucia


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From $78.00

42 reviews   (4.29)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: st lucia, st lucia

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Whether you are a beginner or experienced hiker, you will fi­nd the tour of the Gros Piton a rewarding trail. The fi­rst half of the nature trail from Fond Gen Libre is an easy hike, while the second half is more challenging with a steep ascent to the summit of Gros Piton. There is never a dull moment on your trek and it will be hard not to stop and wonder at the sights all around you. When you get to the summit, your feelings of accomplishment and exhilaration are only enhanced by a spectacular view of St. Vincent to the South and Martinique to the North.


What's Included

1.5 litres each

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel Pick-up & Dropoff

Local Piton Beer

Private transportation

What's Not Included

NB: There's a $50usd entrance fee to be paid for specialized guide.


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 70

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 Certified. COVID-19 Certified Transport.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

You’ll get picked up.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Castries Quarter
If coming from the north island we gonna be passing through the city.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Marigot Bay
Where all vessels are stored in times of bad weather. (Hurricane Hole).

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Anse La Raye
Go through small fishing village.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Canaries
Smallest village on the island and also a fishing village.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Soufriere
The Bread Basket Of St. Lucia

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gros Piton Nature Trail
Where you will meet your guide then begin your hike.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


Reviews

Piton Hike
lorenec902, 22-06-2022
Kevin and Darnell thank you. You are the best!!!

We Had a wonderful time! It’s beautiful experience and view is Breathe take!!

Just Preparing your self for a 2 hour hike on the Piton going up. Also 2 hours going down the Piton. In total the hike is 4 hours.

You have to Drink enough water. You do not have to worry about the water the driver provided water.

Darnell and Kevin thank so much for your service I appreciate everything..
WHAT THE HIKE IS LIKE AND WHAT TO BRING!!
AmyH310, 10-06-2022
I am in my mid-forties, I workout 3-4 days a week with weights and play tennis 4-5 times a week. I would consider myself in moderately good shape. Just a preface for judging if you want to do the hike or not.

TERRAIN:
This hike is hard. Definitely doable but hard. The rocks are uneven at times and at other times the elevation seems to go straight up. There are trees and railings built with tree branches that you can hold onto. There are 4 checkpoints along the way. 1/4 , 1/2, 3/4, and then the summit where you can have your snack and take photos of the view. The bottom half of the trail has a mild elevation and a lot of uneven rocks. Moving from the 1/2 way checkpoint to the 3/4 checkpoint didn’t see as long distance wise but it starts to go straight up in elevation and becomes much more challenging until you get to the top. There are benches for resting at each checkpoint. However, I would not recommend sitting for too long or your legs won’t be happy! One person in our group felt lightheaded at one point and found it helpful to eat a sucker while continuing to move up. At the 3/4 checkpoint, there was someone selling beverages. Overall, we were a group of 5 with 2 guides and we did it at a moderate pace with minimal rest and made it round trip just over 4 hours. You generally will have 1-2 guides in your group and they do expect a tip at the end of the hike.

CLOTHING:
Lightweight dry fit works best. It was really humid so you will sweat a lot. It also rains a lot since it is also a rainforest so you will want clothing that dries easily. Your clothes and shoes will get dirty.

FOOTWEAR:
Some people did this hike in sneakers but I would recommend hiking shoes/ boots. Our guides wore low top hiking shoes and my husband and I wore hiking boots. I was so glad for throwing them in my suitcase last minute. It just helped with stability on the uneven areas and it was especially helpful when it rained and the rocks and roots of the trees became slippery.

BACKPACK:
We each had a smaller camelback backpack that held 2L of water. It had enough room for a few snacks and with the design of the ones we bought, we were able to hook our retractable hiking poles in it. I found this pack ideal for these conditions and kept things lightweight. Also, the pack was small enough to fit in our suitcases without taking up too much room.

HIKING POLES:
If you have your own and they are adjustable, I would recommend taking your own. Either way, I did not find them helpful at all going up the mountain and actually a hinderance due to the terrain. Coming down, only one pole is needed. I started out with two but felt more secure holding onto the railing or a tree with a pole in the opposite hand. You can rent poles there if needed. They are not adjustable.

KIDS:
Although some reviews say kids can do this, I would not have wanted a young child on this hike. Maybe a tween or teen that isn’t afraid of tough physical work, but not a smaller child.

Overall, I thought it was a great hike and great workout! Highly recommend!
This hike was very...
Jennifer_V, 14-08-2022
This hike was very challenging but so worth it! The views from the top are stunning. Our guide Larry was helpful and fun and our driver Kevin was also great!
It was a wonderfull trip
Laury_B, 10-07-2022
There was a wonderful view at the top of the mountain. Kevin it’s a very good guide, patient, attentive and attentive.
Very difficult hike
Nicole M, 24-08-2022
The concierge told us this hike was “strenuous”. My husband and I are fit and hike many trails in the rockies every summer. This was so very different - only 2600 elevation but often times literally climbing up rocks! When it rained the rocks were very slippery. There are railings to help you but it was an arm workout holding onto the railing!

It was an accomplishment once we got to the top, but much more difficult than I had anticipated and not ok for the semi-fit or elderly, or children.




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