Segment 2 National Trail

Segment 2 National Trail

Segment 2
Soufriere Estate to Bellevue Chopin
Category: Moderate

Segment 2 provides the first real glimpse of Dominica’s rain forest.
You will pass by a number hot springs ready to soothe the aching muscles of any hiker.

The trail winds its way through dense rainforest and villages.
The smell of sulphur will be ever present as you ascend to the village of Tete Morne , along the way there are two ajoupas which is a primitive name for a thatched roof house on stilts.

A right detour at the top of the village takes you through farmlands to what is known as the “Palmist Look Out”, from this vantage point there is a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

After passing through the village you are led to the first bridge crossing which may be a dry river bed at the time but depending on the rainfall it may become a roaring torrent.
The trail then descends through dry secondary forests, leading to a relatively new residential area and extensive vegetable farming.
There are two trail which can be taken, one leads to the village Pichelin, the other to Bellevue Chopin where segment 2 ends.

Areas of interest:

• Old Slave Route
• Sulphur Springs
• Traditional living
• Charcoal production
• Historic buildings
• Palmiste Ridge (optional)
• Livestock & small agricultural
• Farming
• (Palmiste to Bois Cotlette Route)

Distance (km): 11.7
Estimated Walking Time (hrs): 6
Type of hike: Moderate

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Example if an activity is listed as $35.00 per person, the minimum cost is $ 140.00

Please also note that all listed prices are subject to 15% government tax.

National Parks Fees
All sites within the National Parks has entrance fees of US 3.00 per person, some sites are accessed through private property, and fees may vary, these fees are not included in the listed tour prices.

Waitukubuli National Trail Entrance Fees
Per Segment Fee US 12.00
Fifteen Day Pass US 40.00
These fees are not included in the listed tour prices.

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