The Southern wild loop of Reunion Island

Duration : 2 days

Africa, Réunion Island

Level : accessible

from 260 € / p. from 1 to 12 persons

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Go on a short and accessible trek in the south of Reunion Island and at the foot of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano. You will cover a distance of 13 kilometres between sea level and 700 meters of altitude, for a total positive altitude difference of 600 meters.

I propose you, in the surroundings of Saint-Philippe, a family loop through the superb forests and cultures of low altitude of the wild south of Reunion. You will enjoy a night in an authentic lodge in the heart of Creole traditions. In short, this is a trek combining hiking, botany and gastronomy!

Pick up and drop off is at Le Baril, Saint-Philippe.

If I am unavailable, a colleague from the Bureau Montagne Réunion Trek will take care of the supervision.

I also propose a hiking loop in the north of Reunion Island to discover other sumptuous landscapes.


D1: Le Baril - Basse Vallée.
You start the trek with a steady and shady climb on the GRR2 trail, through the forest of Basse Vallée: vanilla crops and tropical fruits mingle with endemic trees. We spend the night in a charming and authentic lodge in Basse Vallée, where the owner, a well-known figure on the island, introduces you to his wild garden and palm plantations. This is followed by a tasty meal prepared with the resources of the property!
Duration: 4 hours, distance: 4km, positive altitude difference: 500 meters.

D2: Basse Vallée - Mare Longue.
After breakfast, you join the camphor tree road, a flat forest road through these majestic trees. Then you descend through the Mare Longue Conservation Aera, the only remnant of primary lowland rainforest on the island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a meal, we will visit the superb Jardin des Parfums et des Épices, a jewel in the crown of Reunion's cultivated species heritage.
Return to the cars by city bus (3 km, 10 min).
Duration: 6 hours, distance: 9km, D+: 100m, D-: 600m.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Accommodation in ½ board (night + evening meal and breakfasts), in gites or huts, in small dormitories.
  • Transfers mentioned in the programme.
  • Garden's fees.
  • Price calculated on a minimum number of 4 participants, guidance in French.
  • Special requests (small groups, large groups, foreign languages): please contact me.
  • For groups that have already been formed, the rates are degressive according to the number of participants.

The price does not include

  • Picnic lunches (available as an option). I will advise you of the best ways to have lunch.
  • Transfers other than those mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks other than those provided at meals.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Insurance and assistance (optional).
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • Mountain lodge.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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