Welcome to the commune of Sainte Rose, located in the North of the island side Basse-Terre. This community has the second largest area of Guadeloupe, which is why it is divided into many sections.
In the village, the town offers restaurant services, a supermarket, a gas station, a post office or access to money distributors.
This territory benefits from its location with the national park of Guadeloupe to offer many hiking trails. In addition, its proximity to one of the slopes of the volcano, will give you the chance to enjoy hot sulfur baths especially in the neighborhood of SofaÏa.
Finally, by the Caribbean Sea side, the town offers for lovers of water sports and diving, access to beautiful beaches and many activities, diving, kayaking, windsurfing…..
The route to the jump of the three Horns is one of the riches of this territory.The
Loop of the Three Horns Jump is accessible by the whole family (according to physical condition) and is 3 kilometers (it makes a loop). The hike lasts 1h to 1h30 (loop) with some light climbs.
Beware of slippery terrain and roots
To access to this jump, from Pointe-à-Pitre, take the N1 towards Basseterre and Petit-Bourg then N2 (towards the town of Lamentin). Continue and cross this town towards Sainte Rose, you will also pass close to the community of Morne Rouge. After about fifteen minutes by car, take the Route de Sofaïa and join the car park at the end.
When you arrive on the parking lot, you will have no problem to park, the site is spacious.
Go ahead at the end of the car park, facing you, to find the starting point of the loop.
Here you are on the site of the departmental forest Sofaïa
Starting point of the hike
The Loop of the Three Horns
The course makes you dive directly into the forest. Yellow traces on the trees will help you to get to the waterfall. Further, you will find direction signs that will guide you.
After 20 to 30 minutes of walking, you arrive on a space where different directions are proposed to you. Take the one on the left to discover the waterfall of the “Saut des Trois Cornes”.
Follow this direction and after 5 minutes you will cross the bed of a stream.
Go straight ahead and you slowly start to see the waterfall in the distance.
Get closer to contemplate it or even make a small bath of freshness.
Continue your way and retrace your steps and take this time the direction of the second information panel to complete the loop and join the forest road departure.
The course is in the forest, attention to the roots of trees. You will have some climbs a little more sports to cross.
After 20 to 30 minutes of walking, you will approach a new information board
Then follow again the direction of the forest road that you will join after 5 to 10 minutes of walk.
End of the loop, you are at the starting point of the hike.
Further to the right of the car park you will find showers with sulphurous warm water. These thermal waters have benefits and allow you to take a shower after exercise.
Your turn to discover the hike now !
Ø Circulation in Guadeloupe: During the week, you will face traffic jams near the Jarry area, especially in the morning, in the direction of Gosier towards Pointe-à-Pitre, and conversely in the late afternoon. Think about your journey to adapt to this traffic that can be dense and make you lose time easily.Ø Facilities: good pair of hiking shoes or tennis shoes bag with (knife, rain coat, lamp, hats or caps, sun glasses, sun cream and mosquito repellent).
Ø Santé :
_ Difficulty: 4 out of 10, possible hike for the whole family (depending on physical condition and child over 8 years old or baby carrier). Walking slightly sporty but short. Risks of slipping on forest trail.
–Normally, always start hiking at the earliest in the morning. The daytime heat during minimal sports activity can become quite stifling. This hike is largely in the shade in the forest except on the course health.
– Take your time and go as you wish, plan the time that you will need depending on your physical condition.
Important tip: always have a bottle of water per person and a snack in your bag.
Others : you can do other hikes such as Boucle de la Tête Allègre or go to the town of Sainte Rose to simply enjoy the beach and water sports
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