Piton des Neiges, Cilaos

4.6
#2 of 12 in Nature in Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre
Holding the title of largest mountain in the Indian Ocean, Piton des Neiges stands as a 3,069 m (10,069 ft) shield volcano. The peak of the volcano is the highest point on the island; it has been inactive for over 20,000 years. Three medium-difficulty trails allow hikers access the volcano’s peak, but they are lengthy--taking up to 12 hours for a round-trip to the peak. Many hikers opt to take two days, allowing them to witness a sunrise the next morning. A mountain hut near the top provides food and overnight lodging. The volcano is surrounded by three crater valleys--referred to as the Cirques--and the lower slopes of the volcano feature a biological reserve of endemic flowering plants. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Piton des Neiges and many more Cilaos attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cilaos online trip itinerary builder .
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  • beautiful hike of more than 10 hours! Hard but so beautiful on arrival. Think about taking a good cutting wind, sweater and long pants for the arrival. And of course good shoes. Do and redo!
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  • The cottage of the Paradise Island deserves by the descent and quite powerful rivers crossing, then a course in the rivers of rocks. The cottage is a paradise surrounded by mountains. Cool pool and jacuzzi in cement are a great comfort. The places are very clean. New tents for 2 pers. The bed is very good. Provide earplugs for frogs in the evening. Happy hour lunch and breakfast are plentiful. Magical moments to do if it is not raining
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  • A bid of a climb, bud worth it once at the top!
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