Hiking in the Belouve forest and at "Trou de Fer"

Duration : 1 day

Réunion Island

Level : easy

from 50 € / p. from 1 to 12 persons

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Every Monday and all along this hike, I make you discover the endemic flora of the enchanting Bélouve primary forest, up to the mythical point of view on the "Trou de Fer" and its famous wild waterfall.

Perched on a plateau at 1300 meters, Bélouve is a high altitude rainforest, famous for its tamarinds whose wood is used in cabinet-making, and for its incredibly rich, surprising and varied flora. The atmosphere is supernatural, the sunlight playing with the frequent mists.

The "Trou de Fer" is the highest waterfall in France and one of the highest in the world. It reaches a height of 725 meters in 4 jumps, the highest of which measures 305 meters. It offers you an exceptional show!

This hike in the heart of the Reunion Island lasts about 5 hours for a distance of 8 kilometers and a positive and negative altitude difference of 170 meters.

A good understanding of French is required to take part in this group hike.

If I am not available, a colleague from the Bureau Montagne Réunion will be in charge of the supervision.

If you want to continue to discover Reunion Island during beautiful day hikes, you should follow me in the cirque of Mafate, in the cirque of Cilaos or at the Piton de la Fournaise active volcano (also possible in off-trail version).


  • Departure every Monday.
  • Departure is confirmed from the first registered person.
  • Meet at 7.30am at the parking lot of Bélouve lodge, overlooking the Salazie cirque.
  • Hike with little difference in altitude that will bring out your explorer's soul in the heart of the original plant kingdom.
  • At the end of the path, the forest offers you a window on the majestic and inaccessible "Trou de Fer" waterfall.
  • Back at the parking lot around 1pm.
  • This loop, without any major difficulty, can be quite wet and relatively long for children. The minimum recommended age is 8 years.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • A snack with local drinks.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from Belouve (we endeavour to carpool when possible).
  • Picnic lunch.
  • Drinks.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
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