Length 9 km (5.6 miles), terrain: many small hills, gain of 160m
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Maybe this route should be sub-titled "The Road to Nowhere." This run up around the north cape of La Digue Island in the Seychelles follows a cement road built a few decades ago by the European Union, that just ends in nothing. The road sits atop the boulders along the northeast coast, with the ocean waves pounding against it, which will gradually pull it into the sea.
|Along the beautiful Road to Nowhere|
Like the other two La Digue runs, we'll start at the jetty in the main village of La Passe, but this time following the road north.
|The jetty at La Digue: the only way on or off the island|
|Sunset at Anse Severe|
NOTE: More snorkeling is available here, with sea turtles commonly seen, but watch out for the fairly strong currents further out from the shore!
|Anse Patates and the Patatran Village Hotel|
This north coast (or should I call this the east coast?) is pretty rocky, and the road follows the waterline for much of the time. There is just jungle heading up the hillside that lines the shore to the right side.
|Jungle all around|
|This is the end of the line on the Road to Nowhere|