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Parc National, Guadeloupe
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Beautiful road to drive

Windy road in some areas. Beautiful, peaceful drive through the forest. Clean roads. Be sure to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fbroz
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League City, Texas
Through the island

The route cuts through the middle of Basse-Terre. It divides the island in halves and offers great... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
DnlDrlk
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Warsaw, Poland
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Take a scenic drive through the mountains and feast your eyes on the tropical landscape of the Caribbean.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Windy road in some areas. Beautiful, peaceful drive through the forest. Clean roads. Be sure to stop at the waterfall. Take a few stops and enjoy the scenic views.

Thank Fbroz
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The route cuts through the middle of Basse-Terre. It divides the island in halves and offers great views while driving. One can also make stops on the way and admire jungle or waterfalls.

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

If you have a car, I would take the drive. We had to pull over when it started pouring, but if you take your time with the twists and turns, you'll be able to see a vastly different part of the island. It's a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

A nice diversion from the beach passing mountain scenery, waterfalls, well maintained road with good grip in wet conditions, a good route over to the coast.

Thank Charles F
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This road starts in Point au Pitre and crosses the island of Basse Terre. It winds through rain forest and there are plenty of nice stops. The road itself is beautiful even if you don't stop. We just loved maison de la foret!

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

If you have access to a car during your stay in Guadeloupe you should definitely drive this road. It is an interesting drive and there are plenty of places to stop and explore along the way, including Cascade des Ecrevisses.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Especially if you're still adjusting to your standard shift car, but quite beautiful and the short walk to the waterfall, Cascade des Ecrivisses, is worthwhile.

Thank si101503
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Scenic drive between Pointe a Pitre and Bouillante.The vegetation was lush and peaceful. Worth stopping and taking a hike.

Thank honeym_11
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Nice scenic drive to go to the west of Basse Terre with enjoyable stops along the way (we stopped to the cascade des ecrevisses). The road was not bad at all if you go slowly (which allows you to enjoy your surroundings as well). There...More

Thank HoneyBeeDC
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Although there are not too many viewpoints, the road itself is fun. You drive up into the mountains and see a different climate than the rest of the island - different trees and landscape. It is quite fun and a little scary, but no more...More

Thank packedlite
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