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The island's most scenic drive, winding up mountains through lush tropical...

The island's most scenic drive, winding up mountains through lush tropical landscape.

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The best drive we did in Martinique!

Well if you want to see the island, this is the best way, get a hire car and head into the north and interior of the Martinique, discovering lots of cool sights along the way. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2016
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Naantali, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took a taxi(=private tour) from Cruise Pier, because this was our 2nd time in Martinique and Fort-de-France was already familiar to us. We took Route de la Trace, which offers great views, nature, beautiful Balata Cathedral etc, before we end up in Depaz Rhum Distillery and St. Pierre(city that was destroyed 1902, when Mt. Pelee Volcano erupted). Road was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove our rental car from Fort de France north on the Route de la Trace (the N3) to Morne Rouge with our three teenage boys. The road is narrow but in very good condition, full of sharp turns---not for the faint of heart! The road can be very steep at times with thick vegetation on both sides. It felt... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A stunning drive through windy roads that really show the variety of nature in Martinique. loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Well if you want to see the island, this is the best way, get a hire car and head into the north and interior of the Martinique, discovering lots of cool sights along the way. The road follows a route cut by the Jesuits in the 17th century. The locals like to say that the Jesuits’ fondness for rum accounts... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

Route de la Trace is a traverse over the lush tropical rain forest mountains from Fort de France to near St Pierre, although, technically, it is from Balata to Morne Rouge which is the most memorable sections. There are miles and miles of twists and turns, switchback and very sharp gradients on this road which inevitably means that some sections... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the Route de la Trace drive which heads north from Fort-de-France to Le Morne Rouge. The road winds its way (at times very sharply!) up into the hills then following creeks and rising through passes into the highlands outside Le Morne Rouge. This is rainforest country and don't be surprised if you drive through rain showers or... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

We drove along Route de la Trace in to a hiking trail in the rain forest. Found the trails several inches deep in mud and surrounded by some of the densest trees and vines I've ever seen. They was quickly encroaching on the trail, making hiking a bit difficult and very wet. We also discovered that part of the road... More 

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