- Sport levelIntermediate
- Spoken languagesEnglish, French
- Duration2-3 days
- Opening seasons:
Climb the roof of the Indian Ocean and cease this unique opportunity to experience a sunrise at 3070 metres above sea level with stunning views of the cirques and the Piton de la Fournaise... Do not hesitate for one second, this is a once in a lifetime experience!
You will be hiking for two days to reach the Piton des Neiges. The activity requires a good physical condition since you'll climb in altitude. Alexis will take you on the hidden paths and corners of the mountain and tell you all he knows about its story and lush vegetation.
Departure from Cilaos, a small and gorgeous village up the mountain. This first climb take you up 1100 metres in the forest offering you a beautiful view over Cilaos. After approximately 4,5 hours of relentless effort you will reach the refuge of Caverne Dufour where you will spend the night and eat the local specialty: rougail sausage.
You will wake up very early to reach the summit equipped with headlamps. After a 2 hours walk, you can relax and enjoy the view of the new day rising on the magnificent backdrops of the island.
You will then head back down to the refuge for breakfast and even further down, back to Cilaos to rest and discover the local products around the lake of the village.
Duration: D1 - 4,5 hours ; D2 - 6,5 hours
Altitude difference: D1 - +1100 metres; D2 - +550 metres, -1600 metres
Distance: +/- 15,5 kilometres
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement
3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Enjoy a magnificent sunrise on the roof of the island and discover the amazing view from above.
You will join the refuge of Piton des Neiges on the first day after 5 hours of hiking up the mountain in the forest.
On the second day you will wake up around 4 am to start climbing to the top to witness the awakening of the new day. Worth it.
You will be back in Cilaos around mid-day to rest and enjoy the local products.Special terms
Please note this activity requires a minimum of 3 people.
- Guide for the 2 days
- Picnic & drinks
- Sunscreen & sunglasses
- Hat or cap
- Windbreaker & waterproof vest
- Good hiking shoes
- Headlamp & walking sticks