Hiking up the Piton de la Fournaise in La Reunion

Hiking up the Piton de la Fournaise in La Reunion

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: English, French
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: 1 half day
  • 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
  • Meeting point:
    At the Pas de Bellecombe - Pas de Bellecombe, Sainte-Rose, Saint Benoit, Réunion
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Your sense of adventure hits high alert as soon as you approach the slopes of the volcano. The landscape becomes drier transforming into a rugged and arid environment on the Plaine des Sable.

You will enter the enclose using an off beaten path and steps, this path will directly take you to a place where you’ll be able to see lava falling in large patches or in weaved ropes. In this unfamiliar atmosphere, you will take a tour of ‘Leo’, an old crater brightly coloured in red and yellow hues. You will then walk towards the naturally formed chapel of Rosemont enabling you to discover the lava tunnels.  

The summit offers a breath taking view of the ‘caldeira’, the Piton des Neiges and the wilderness of the south.

These hikes are primarily for people who have hiking experience and are in good physical condition with no health problems that could be aggravated by such activities.

Most itineraries can be adapted to the group’s request providing they have the relevant experience. This does not impact the tariff of the activity and can be decided once onsite, but only if there are 2 Guides available per group or if the entire group would like to change the programme of the day.

Offer Description

The price varies depending on the number people booking the activity:
- 1 to 5 people: €55 pp.
- 6 to 20 people: €50 pp.

There are 2 options to this hiking itinerary:

Option 1 (for beginners): A tour around the main crater then return towards the Pas de Bellecombe

Option 2 (for confident hikers): An ascent to the summit (+1 hour), then a tour of the Dolomieu crater (depending on the weather and volcanic conditions).  

This activity includes:
· Groups of at least 5 people
· 4 hour activity, that starts at 7.30am

Spot: Primary Forest of Belouve, overlooking the Trou de Fer

Special terms

Please bring with you clothes suitable for wet conditions and a change of trainers (preferably well-worn trainers)

Excluded
  • Hiking boots
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Bottled water
  • Dry snacks
Meeting point
At the Pas de Bellecombe - Pas de Bellecombe, Sainte-Rose, Saint Benoit, Réunion Get directions

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