On the last day spent on La Digue we hiked on the highest peak of the island, Nid d’Aigle (333m). We ended the week spent on the island in a very romantic note by admiring again the sunset at Anse Severe.
Itinerary on day 7 (La Digue)
The itinerary on day 7 was cca. 9 km long. The round trip takes about 3h, depending how fast you go or how many stops you make.
Check out this article for more information about the holiday itinerary for La Digue.
ADVICE – Data roaming rates are really high. Therefore, we do advise you to download the offline maps from MapsMe in advance through a WiFi connexion.
Nid d’Aigle – the highest peak of La Digue
We have started walking to Nid d’Aigle early in the morning as it is more comfortable in terms of temperature. It is possible to ride a bike almost the entire way, but we decided to go on-foot. The bicycles on the island are not in the best shape and the road is steep.
ADVICE – Make sure you wear sports shoes when going to Nid d’Aigle.
On our way to the top we passed through the village. The atmosphere was very quiet and the houses separated one from another by a lot of vegetation.
House in La Digue village
House in La Digue village
On the beach, a woman was cooking, some children were playing in the sand and two fishers were preparing a boat (fishing is one of their main activities). This is how a normal day looks like for them.
Creole woman cooking on the beach
Children playing in the sand
Fishermen preparing a boat
Belle Vue point
Up the hill at about 20 minutes before Nid d’Aigle there is Belle Vue. The trail until this point is not very harsh, but neither the easiest for people who aren’t in good shape.
Belle Vue restaurant
The restaurant found at Belle Vue offers amazing views of the Indian ocean and an incredible sunset over Praslin island. If you book in advance you will be picked up from your hotel to get to the restaurant. Moreover, after your dinner they will drop you off back. As far as we understood you have to pay cash. If you go there in the evening they start serving some cocktails while you are watching the sunset. After that you will finish with the meal. The restaurant offers delicious Creole food. The dishes include grilled local Parrot fish, honeyed free range chicken, vegetable curry, spicy dhall etc.
We continued our trail to the top of the hill. The real hike starts from Belle Vue. There are no markers on the way and there is minimal shade. Therefore, the climb should not be underestimated. For us MapsMe have offered more precise directions compared to Google Maps. We took the narrow path that starts behind the restaurant. After about 10 minutes, we reached an intersection on a ridge. After that we turned right and followed the path for 10 minutes until we reached Nid d’Aigle. However, there is no marker on the top. From the highest point, we saw Praslin, Felicité and Marianne islands.
PAY ATTENTION not to get lost!
When we descended, we took another path in the north direction. This leads back down to the main path. It is also possible to descend to Anse Cocos (about 90 minutes), but a guide is recommended as the path is overgrown.
All in all, the trail was totally worth it for those amazing views!
Sunset at Anse Severe beach
Because the following day we had our flight back home, we decided to spend that evening admiring the sunset from our favorite place, Anse Severe beach.
Impressions after the 7-nights holiday in La Digue
This is how we ended our 7-nights holiday in La Digue (the entire itinerary is in this article). We didn’t see the beaches in the southern coast which are as wild as Anse Caïman. However, within one week we saw all the other 15 beaches from that small island. In addition, we have visited the village and have admired the amazing view over La Digue and their neighbors from Nid d’Aigle. As a brief conclusion, La Digue is by far the island we like the most. It has the most peaceful atmosphere.
The following week we stayed 4 nights in Praslin and 3 nights in Mahé. The schedule was not that busy as we only visited the most famous places. The rest of the time we have relaxed on the beach under the natural shade. I wrote a special article for Praslin and Mahé with top 10 things to visit on each one.
For our next trip to the Seychelles we are planning to explore other islands and do some hikes in Mahé.
See you again in the future, Paradise called Seychelles!
Now let’s enjoy more photos that we captured during that day ♥
Sunset at Anse Severe
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