This 9-day Reunion outdoor adventure combines hiking through three spectacularly beautiful natural amphitheatres - the remains of long since dormant volcanic craters - with time to chill on Reunion's west coast sand beaches at Gilles-les-Bain. A good level of fitness is required for the walking and as it's an unaccompanied trip it is more suitable for experienced hikers. We can arrange a qualified mountain guide for you, at additional cost, which will greatly enhance your enjoyment if you are fairly new to hiking.
Extend your stay to explore the volcano - on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike.
Prices from £120 for a 2-day extension, including accommodation on a B&B basis and car hire. Our 15-day hiking tour includes Piton des Neiges, Roche Plate and the volcano, Piton de la Fournaise, ask for details.
Day 1 Fly overnight to Réunion via Mauritius
Day 2 On arrival and after a briefing, you will be transferred to St Gilles-les-Bains. Opportunity to buy some suppliers for your hike from local supermarket. Overnight at the Alamanda, breakfast included
Day 3 Transfer to the Col du Bélier on the western rim of the Cirque de Salazie. It is 3 – 4 hours easy hiking to La Nouvelle (1470m), where you will be able to stock up on provisions for the following days. Overnight at Gîte La Nouvelle, Creole dinner and breakfast included.
Day 4 Hike 4 hours south to Marla (1600m), a small hamlet at the south of the cirque, with its pastures and fields of lentils. Overnight at Gîte in Marla, dinner and breakfast included
Day 5 Hike 7 - 8 hours up to Cilaos via the Col du Taibit (2082m). Overnight at Tsilaosa, breakfast included
Day 6 You will be transferred to the lively beach resort of St Gilles-les-Bains to stay 3 nights at the four-star Boucan Canot, breakfast included.
Day 7 Relax on the beach, go surfing, diving or sightseeing. In the evenings explore the cafes and restaurants in town.
Day 9 Transfer to the airport for the flights to Mauritius and the UK.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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