Hiking up Piton de la Fournaise in Reunion Island
Hiking up Piton de la Fournaise in Reunion Island
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, French
  • Duration
    full day
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Activity description

Climb up the unique volcano of Piton de la Fournaise and discover all its mysteries with a professional mountain leader.

Patrick is a nature enthusiast and will take you with him on this initiatory journey into the lunar environment of one of the most active volcanoes on the planet in the heart of Reunion Island!

Your companion will introduce you to this Hawaiian volcanic massif and its eruptive mechanisms during your hike. You will learn everything there is to know about this mineral universe, the geological history, the recent eruptions and lava flows.

The Volcanological Observatory was set up in 1979 and is a valuable source of information for the scientists. You will cross the different stations which constitute monitoring network of the volcano as you go along. They record the slightest movements and changes of the Piton de la Fournaise.

This intermediate difficulty hike of about 12 kilometers with an altitude difference of 600 metres allows you to approach the peculiar vegetation of the volcano.

minimum 12 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded 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% refund

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Offer Description

You'll meet your Pro for a coffee and a briefing on the activity and the itinerary before setting off.
You'll cross the limit of Pas de Bellecombe and enter the unique atmosphere of the volcano.
Patrick will take you up the Dolomieu summit and the wild environment of the island.
You'll enjoy every minute of your hike and picnic on the volcano while sharing hiking stories with your guide.

Walking time: approximately 6 to 7 hours, 12 kilometres

Activity requirements

Participants must be used to walking in nature.

  • Guide for the day
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Good walking shoes
  • Bottled water & picnic
Meeting point
Car park of the gite of the volcano Get directions


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