Hiking in Cilaos: The Chapel

Duration : 1 day

Africa, Réunion Island

Level : intermediate

from 50 € / p. from 1 to 12 persons

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Every Thursday, I propose you to follow the paths of the "marronnage" to the heart of a crystallized magma chamber, witness of the primitive volcanic activity of the Reunion Island.

The hike starts in the heart of the village of Cilaos and quickly goes into a forest of filaos offering a magnificent view on the village of îlet à Cordes and the canyon dug by the Bras Rouge river. The arrival on the monolith of more than 100 meters high, classified world heritage of UNESCO, is a unique moment.

This hike in the heart of the cirque of Cilaos lasts about 5 hours for a distance of 8 kilometers and a positive and negative difference in altitude of 550 meters.

Be careful, this hike often requires participants to walk in water! (water height under the knees)

Children: During the hike, we make several ford crossings and the 550 meter difference in altitude may be too much for some children.

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, follow me in the Belouve forest and Trou de Fer, in the cirque of Mafate or at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano (also in off-trail version).


  • Departure every Thursday.
  • Guaranteed departure from the first registered.
  • Departure from the city of Cilaos.
  • Discovery hike of an exceptional site classified as a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Discovery of the fauna, the flora, the geology and the local traditions.
  • This itinerary presents some rather steep slopes and a relatively important length for children. The minimum age recommended is 8 years old.

The price includes

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

The price does not include

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

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

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