Total duration (RT): 4h
Total distance (RT): 13.8km
Positive elevation: 300m
Very well marked trail with a smooth and regular climb.
You must first go to the "Régie de l'Eau" office, located next to the Amatahiapo Elementary School,
on the road to Pointe Vénus, to sign a discharge of responsibility and retrieve a padlock code.
Then access to the start of the hike. To do so, turn at the Orohena pharmacy,
get to the Mahina dispensary, then climb to the heights of Mahinarama, at an altitude of 600m.
Enjoy the view over the lagoon and ocean.
A blue portal appears in front of you, open the padlock with the code obtained beforehand.
The trail is a vehicle track used by technicians to access several water capture points. The wide path climbs smoothly and regularly and runs along the Tuauru valley for more than 6km. You can enjoy several exceptional views over the valley, as well as on Mount Orohena (2241m), Pihaiateta (1742m) and Pito Iti (2110m). At the end of the path, and after about 2 hours of walking, you arrive at a waterfall and a small dam which constitutes the last capture point. Take the same path to come back.