After a fulfilling experience on the beaches of Mahe, we decided to go for a hike in Mahe. Thanks to the topography of the Island, there are many trails and each one of them ends with a mesmerising view of the ocean. After speaking to a local guide in our hotel, we decided to go for the Copolia Trail in Mont Flueri. Why I chose this particular hike after talking to the local? Simple: it’s the safest, has medium difficulty and at the end of the trail you will see the best view a hike has on Mahe. It is best to go there as early as you can in the morning while temperatures are cool. The hike will take between 45 minutes and one hour and you will need ample water, anti-mosquito repellent, good hiking shoes and a cap. There are spiders on the trail but they are harmless. The view that you will discover at the top is magnificent. Victoria, Eden Island, The Airport, St Anne, Cerf Island, Moyenne and Round Island can be seen from Copolia Platform. You will see also Khalifa’s Palace on the right which is the most impressive building on Mahe. As a bonus to the view you’ll have also the carnivorous pitcher plants which grow at an altitude higher than 600 metres. Amazingly in none of the forest hikes will you encounter any animal which in a way is certainly safe but disappointing for those who seek some thrill.