I have to go from Mauritius MRU airport to Mahebourg, and I'd like to try walking.

Only 5 kilometers apart (even though Google Maps' crazy walking route makes it 88 kilometers)

Is it possible to:

  • Exit the airport by foot
  • Turn left and walk towards the seaside
  • Walk between the coast and the southern part of the airport to Blue Bay Link Road
  • Walk beside Blue Bay Link Road to Mahebourg

... while avoiding death by GPS?
I would prefer to go around the airport via the South, because of big roads via the North.
I don't mind small agricultural trails, as long as they can be used lawfully.

Below is one of the trickiest parts:

Mauritius MRU airport to Mahebourg


  • @nic did you manage this?
    – Mark Mayo
    Nov 12, 2014 at 1:17
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    @MarkMayo: I did not have time unfortunately, I will try next time, please someone try if you are there.
    – nic
    Nov 12, 2014 at 3:09
  • This route and this route indicate some walking available, but sadly doesn't cover your whole route yet.
    – Mark Mayo
    Nov 12, 2014 at 3:12

1 Answer 1


Only 3 kilometers apart

You can't exit on the other side of the runways, that's quite clear so if you just take this https://goo.gl/maps/bkn67 section, it's already 3km and you are not yet on the other side of the airport. Then from the point you provide (or so) to the very outskirts of the town https://goo.gl/maps/wRIop it's another 2km. So you are looking at a 6km+ walk irregardless whether a connection exists between the two sections.

Otherwise yes http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/172314925#map=16/-20.4383/57.6912 there is a footpath and then unpaved roads where you need them. OpenStreetMap of MRU

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    Indeed it seems that my "3 kilometers" was exaggerated. Fixed, thanks! Still, I am interested in knowing whether the South route is doable or not.
    – nic
    Apr 8, 2015 at 7:47
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    Most of the OpenStreetMap data in this area was actually created by me. It is not complete, I have not drawn gates because I don't know whether there are any.
    – nic
    Apr 8, 2015 at 7:49
  • Worth adding this on github.com/monperrus/airport-by-foot? Nov 17, 2019 at 7:28

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