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The Trace des Caps trail

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The Trace des Caps trail - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Martinique
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The Capes Trail is surely one of Martinique's most famous hikes. Located at the far south of the island in the Regional Nature Park, this coastal path dotted with wonderful viewpoints goes through some absolutely superb spots! Popular with walkers, the trail includes wild or less busy beaches as well as woodland and more desert-like areas.

At 28 kilometres in length, the Capes Trail is also the island's longest hike. Of course it can be done in several instalments because of its length. The itinerary is usually divided into five parts: Petit Macabou - Cape Macré (5 km - 2h30); Cape Macré - Cape Chevalier (7 km - 3 h); Cape Chevalier - English Bay (6.5 km - 3h); Trabaud Cove - Salines (5 km - 2 h); and Salines - Caritan Cove (4.5 km - 1h30). This is a unique and very pleasant journey as there are plenty of places to stop and relax in heavenly beauty spots, such as the splendid Michel Cove beach, considered as one of the most beautiful in Martinique, or the famous Salines beach, which looks like something from a picture postcard.

Part of the Capes Trail also goes via the famous Petrification Savannah, an arid, desert-like territory with a lunar landscape, located in the municipality of Sainte-Anne...

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