When you visit the beautiful tropical island of St. Lucia, allow yourself to let the very best of the island to come to you. Of all the wonderful things St. Lucia offers, by far the most spectacular are the vistas from the majestic peak of Gros Piton. From here you take in the Atlantic Ocean’s beauty and island of St. Vincent, capture a stunning view of Gros Piton’s sister peak Petit Piton, and spot Martinique in the distance.
How does one experience this wonderland? Real St. Lucia Tours has arranged for access to this remote area of the island and provides Gros Piton hikes for those interested in exploring the beauty of the St. Lucia Pitons.
You will ride along the scenic west coast of the island, through lush tropical vegetation and onto the Fond Gens Libre, or "village of the free people" community. At the island’s Interpretive Center, one of our friendly, trained and knowledgeable guides will greet you and explain the day’s itinerary.
The journey will follow the Gros Piton trail, winding around the mountain at a gentle gradient. This first half of the trail is moderate and can be enjoyed by everyone. You will be treated to beautiful panoramic vistas in every direction, with Petit Piton in the distance. Caves once used by runaway slaves and the famous ‘tree of life’ are other unique encounters along the trail.
For the more adventurous, the second half of the journey provides a more challenging gradient in an ascent to the nearly 3,000-foot Gros Piton summit. From there you have an outstanding view of Petit Piton and the Caribbean Sea, as well as a rich variety of tropical vegetation. Your vista from the top is one that has been shared by generations of native islanders dating back to the early 1700s.
Following your measured descent you can choose lunch at one of the charming local restaurants and have the coach carry you back to your hotel. This unique and wonderful adventure is made possible exclusively through Real St. Lucia Tours, your gateway to outstanding Gros Piton memories that will last a lifetime.