One of the fascinating ways of getting to know the islands, high grounds, inland forests and secluded bays of the Seychelles, is by walking!
Keep in mind that the land in the Seychelles presents no dangers, as there are no dangerous mammals, reptiles or snakes. The only thing to remember is the quick equatorial sunsets!
Remember to take water along for long walks, to wear appropriate shoes, wear sunscreen or a sun hat and an umbrella during the rainy season.
There are various walks on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue islands, to name but a few. The Private Islands also offer fantastic nature walks with spectacular views. Walking the Vallee de Mai on Praslin is easy for all to do, seeing this wondrous ancient forest and the rare Coco de Mer palm tree forests is such a special treat. It is like trip back in time to the dinosaur era! Climbing Morne Blanc from the "Tea Tavern" on Mahe is also beautiful. With the most spectacular views over Mahe at 667 metres, where the air is cool and the wind is silent. Watch birds fly beneath you as they glide over tropical dark green forest foliage, with the light blue ocean giving it a perfect backdrop!
Cycling is also a wonderful way to explore in the Seychelles, especially on Praslin and La Digue. La Digue is a special little island, where time seems to stand still. It is the fourth largest island in the Seychelles, but there are virtually no cars! Get around the island by foot, bicycle or by ox wagon and enjoy a more peaceful way of travelling.