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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magnifique randonnée de plus de 10 heures! Dure mais tellement belle à l'arrivée. Penser à prendre un bon coupe vent, gros pull et pantalon long pour l'arrivée. Et évidemment de bonnes chaussures. A f... more »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!
Le gîte de l'îlot paradisiaque se mérite par la descente et la traversée des cours d'eau assez puissants, puis un parcours dans les rivières de cailloux. Le gîte est un paradis entouré de ses montagne... more »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
A bid of a climb, bud worth it once at the top!
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