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Parc Aventures Chamarel can literally be translated into an Adventure Park which is situated at Chamarel- the very same place which is highly reputed for its multi colored soil. When we set out to spend a day at that incredible place, we knew we had quite an energetic day stretching out in front of us, we just could not imagine how challenging and adventurous the day would turn out to be!
The Park is quite huge, in fact. It stretches out for miles and miles and is every ranger's dream come true. One piece of advice- make sure to have lots of energy drinks and packets of nuts and dried fruits to restore energy during the day. Parc Aventures Chamarel basically consists of challenges such as net climbing, rope bridges, hiking, rock climbing, among many other activities. I must say that while the whole experience is really tiring, it genuinely gives you a sense of oneness with nature. Since the park is located in wildlife (fear not, there are no wild beasts) and forest, nature-lovers will delight at the trails.
There are two tracks in fact- Mille Feuilles and Adventure tracks. The first one mainly consists of stroll...through the tree tops. Yes, this one hour stroll takes you only on footbridges where you get to explore the whole park and get the exclusive bird eye's view of the majestic grounds. The second track- Adventure track- presents you with technical and physical obstacles all throughout your hike. This is for those who are looking for something much more challenging.
However, as dangerous as the whole experience sounds, the friendly guides are not only very encouraging and helpful, but they provide us with certain reassuring equipments such as harnesses. We are also given a long list of rules and tips which we have to follow for our own safety and comfort during the hike. Some of these tips include wearing proper tennis shoes, sports outfit, cap and gloves, as well as mosquito-repellent spray (which we could buy in the park itself).
In addition, those under sixteen must compulsorily be accompanied by an adult and there should be no more than three children (anyone less than eighteen) per adult.
This is an extremely exhilarating and liberating experience, especially for nature lovers and for those who are looking for some thrills. We are also rewarded with a delicious meal at the restaurant at the end of our hike. What more could you ask for?
Thanks for taking the time to read!