Hiking up Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island
Hiking up Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island
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  • Spoken languages
    English, German, French
  • Duration
    full day
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Activity description

Experience the ultimate adventure and hike to the top of the volcano of Piton de la Fournaise! Follow your guide for a full day and discover the amazing views from above!

The Reunion island is particularly renowned for the beauty of its landscapes between volcanoes, forests, Cirques, and ramparts. The Rando Run Trekking team takes you to discover the flora and fauna of this unique island!

To visit the Piton de la Fournaise, you will take the shuttle around Nez de Boeuf, which gives you an extraordinary view of the Rivière des Remparts, the Piton des Neiges, and the coast. Then you cross the Plaine des Sables and bypass the Piton Chisny to arrive at the Bellecombe car park from where you will go on foot.

This hike lasts for approximately 5 hoursand is accessible to all, regardless of your level as long as you like to walk. The climb is gentle and takes you to discover unique viewpoints on the heights of the Plaine des Sables, the Piton Chisny, the caldera of the Enclos Fouqué and of course the Piton de la Fournaise!

Your guide will teach you everything he knows about the hiking specificities on Reunion Island but also about geology and volcanism, flora and fauna, history, heritage and the reunionian lifestyle.

Level: Medium to good walker
Duration: from 4 to 6 hours
Altitude difference: between 300m and 600m

minimum 12 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Offer Description

The hike lasts between 4 and 6 hours depending on your level.

You will meet your guide who will detail the activity program and check all the equipment. You then go with him to the start of the hike. Along the way, you will take breaks during which he will teach you all he knows about the island and its environment.
During the return walk, you will debrief with the guide and share photos on the road that takes you back to the car.

Activity requirements

All participants must:
- be in good physical conditions
- be good walkers

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Transfers from metting point to volcano
  • Guide for the day
  • Insurance
  • Picnic & drinks
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Picnic & drinks for the day
  • Hiking shoes & staff
  • Hat & sunglasses & sunscreen
  • Windbreaker & long pants in case it gets colder
  • Back pack (30/50L)
Meeting point
Near Etang Salé: in Saint Pierre or in Bourg Murat at the Maison du Volcan Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
  • 5 / 5


Our guide Patrick was amazing. His knowledge made the experience even more unforgettable
  • 5 / 5

Was an awesome experience. Totally breathtaking!

Great say on the vulcano
  • 5 / 5

We had an amazing day on the vulcano. The climb is not technically difficult but you have to watch out for all the loose stones

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