Hiking in Cilaos: The Chapel

Duration : 1 day

Africa, Réunion

Level : intermediate

from 50 € / p. from 1 to 12 persons

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Every Thursday, we will 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.


  • Departure every Thursday.
  • Guaranteed departure from the first registered.
  • Discovery hike of an exceptional site classified as a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Departure from Cilaos city.
  • 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

  • Picnic lunch.
  • Transport (we endeavour to carpool when possible).
  • 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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