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Route de la Traversee

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Address: Parc National, Guadeloupe
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Take a scenic drive through the mountains and feast your eyes on the...

Take a scenic drive through the mountains and feast your eyes on the tropical landscape of the Caribbean.

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Beautiful road in the middle of the rainforest

Nice scenic drive to go to the west of Basse Terre with enjoyable stops along the way (we stopped to the cascade des ecrevisses). The road was not bad at all if you go slowly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice scenic drive to go to the west of Basse Terre with enjoyable stops along the way (we stopped to the cascade des ecrevisses). The road was not bad at all if you go slowly (which allows you to enjoy your surroundings as well). There are not a lot of overlook areas but the road is still very enjoyable being... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although there are not too many viewpoints, the road itself is fun. You drive up into the mountains and see a different climate than the rest of the island - different trees and landscape. It is quite fun and a little scary, but no more so than the highway leading to it from Deshaies. The attractions along the route -... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure why people find this road scary. Based on reviews, I was expecting much worse - having driven all over Central America, not to mention lots of pretty scary roads in American national parks this was a piece of cake! Yes, it's windy and mountainous, but the paved surface is in great shape with no extreme drop offs... More 

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Tuscany, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Escape the crowds of Grande Terre, a few km and you're on the road through the rainforest hills - big, lush and as green as you like! Park up put your trek shoes on and head off up a tail or two, well marked, get some nice big views from Les Mamelles - you may not meet anyone at all!

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Thank CnLToscana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice scenic drive cutting across Basse-Terre. Our condo was in Gosier and we used this road to get to Plage de la Malendure. On this route you will find cascade aux ecrevisses and maison de la forest to name a few.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Not sure why this is even an attraction. Road was good. Drive was beautiful through the forest. No complaint, just not wowed.

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Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Not too sure why this road gets such a good rating as an attraction. This is a very fast short cut across Basse Terre and would make for a very interesting journey in rush hour traffic if you have a nervous driver or passenger. The road is in good condition and is a great way to cut across the island.... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a wonderful drive, especially if you do not want to drive the same way back that you came from. Nice views and forests.

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

The views are stunning and the setting is beautiful. The quality of the road is very good, especially for Caribbean standards. However, in general, the people in Guadeloupe drive very fast and are impatient when it comes to traffic, so beware of that, especially in sharp turns this can lead to dangerous situations. Also, no street lights.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We rented a place in pointe noire which is in the basse terre area and use that route to commute to grande terre.it's a nice well maintained rd with nice stops along the way. Do not miss the picnic area next to the river. There are also lots of tracks leading to paths where you can walk the rain forest.

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