New Caledonia blue river park is by far the most magnificent park on the island! A must see when you stop in Nouméa 🙂
Join us for our “BLUE river park on RED bikes” adventure and discover the wonders of this unique place.
After being picked-up at your hotel, your guide will drive you to the south of New Caledonia’s mainland in direction of Yaté. After an hour of driving, you will get to the entrance of the blue river park (Parc de la riviere bleue in French) where it all starts!
You can use the shuttle bus in the park, but we believe, the best way (and sustainable) way to discover the blue river park is by bike. The park is very flat, large trees create shade on most of the path and this makes a perfect path for cycling.
Jump on your bike at Pont Perignon (Perignon bridge, named after M. Perignon who exploited wood in the region) and enjoy the adventure 😉
You will successively discover the drowned forest and its hundreds of bleached logs, to carry on in the tropical forest. There you will get to see the 1.000 years kaori tree and discover a unique vegetation, isolated from the rest of the world for thousands of year.
Highlight of your day will definitely be your encounter with the Cagou (rhynochetos jubatus), the flightless bird that New Caledonian are so proud of. We have a 90% success rate at finding them on our tour.
After, the giant Kaori, cycle 3 more kilometres, and you will reach Pont Germain (bridge Germain), an ideal place for a swim in the blue water of the river. Appreciate the moment before enjoying your picnic in an exotic scenery.
So why did we call our tour “BLUE river park on RED bikes”? Blue is obviously because of the colour of the river. RED because whatever colour the bike is when you start the tour, it will become RED by the end of the day, as the iron-rich ground has this particular reddish rust colour.
Please contact us for availability, before booking online. Thank you, Merci, Oleti
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: your hotel or Airbnb in Noumea.
WEAR: Comfortable clothing for cycling. Avoid white or light colours, as the ground is really RED 🙂
- English speaking knowledgeable guide
- Transportation in mini-coach
- Bike rental
- Entrance fee to the blue river provincial park
- Complimentary bottled water