This is one of the most popular hiking trips on the Island as it covers the whole Island from North to South!

Hike on the GRR2 across Reunion Island from Saint Denis to Saint Philippe via Bellepierre, Le Brule, La Roche Ecrite, Dos d’Ane, Aurere, Cayenne, Roche Plate, Marla, le Col de Taïbit, Ilet des Salazes, la Cascade du Bras Rouge, Cilaos, La Plaine des Cafres, le Piton de la Fournaise, Brule du Baril and Mare Longue. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Inn.

Distance: 139,94km, Elevation maximum: 2491m, Elevation minimum: 21m, Elevation gain uphill: 7849m

It is advisable to follow beacons throughout the itinerary and take with you the Federation Francaise de la Randonnee Pedestre topo-guide.

Flights depart on Sundays and Tuesdays in 2020

UU 342 Q JNBRUN DK1 1410 2000
UU 341 Q RUNJNB DK1 1040 1255

ITINERARY & INCLUSIONS:

D.1 Meet and Greet and transfer to hotel LE CENTRAL in St-Denis .Overnight

D.2 Transfer to Le Brûlé and start of the trek through the Natural Reserve of Roche Ecrite – 3 to 4 hours
Dinner and Overnight at « Plaine des Chicots » Gite

D.3 Trek to the summit «  Roche Ecrite » then down to Dos D’Ane, along the cliff overlooking Mafate
Dinner and Overnight at a guest house in Dos D’Ane – 5 to 6 hours

D.4 Trek from Dos D’Ane to Aurère in the valley of Mafate. Dinner and Overnight at a Gite in Aurere

D.5 Trek from Aurère to Grand Place Cayenne, passing by Ilet à Bourse and Grand Place les Hauts
Dinner and Overnight at a Gite in Grand Place

D.6 Trek from Grand Palce to Roche Plate, passing by Ilete des Orangers and La Brèche ( 5 hours )
Dinner and overnight at Roche Plate in a Mountain Hut

D.7 Trek from Roche Plate to Marla, passing by ” trois Roches”
Dinner and overnight at Marla in a Mountain Hut

D.8 Trek from Marla to Cilaos , passing by “Col du Taïbit” then Le Bras rouge ( 5 to 6 hours )
Dinner and overnight at Cilaos ( Mountain Hut )

D.9 Day at leisure in Cilaos with optional hikes ( La Chapelle , Sentier des Calumets, etc
Dinner and overnight at Cilaos ( Mountain Hut )

D.10 Trek from Cilaos to Caverne Dufour Mountain Hut for dinner and overnight ( 4 hours )

D.11 Trek to the summit « Piton des Neiges » and down to Plaine des Cafres and Mare à Boue – 8 hours
Dinner and overnight at Gite de Bellevue

D.12 Trek from Col de Bellevue till the volcano through Plaine des Sables ( 5 to 6 hours )
Dinner and overnight at the volcano gîte

D.13 Trek to the summit of the volcano and main crater “Dolomieu” ( 5 to 6 hours )
Dinner and overnight at the volcano gîte

D.14 Trek from the volcano down to Basse Vallée, passing by “Plaine des Sables” – 8 to 9 hours
Transfer to Saint Gilles, overnight at hotel LE NAUTILE

D.15 Transfer St-Gilles/Aéroport

ACCOMODATION:

1 Night, B&B, at hotel LE CENTRAL
12 Nights with half-Board ( Breakfast and Dinner) at Mountain houses ( gîtes- dormitory )
1 Night, B&B at hotel LE NAUTILE

GUIDE : 13 days of Mountain Guide, English speaking, from D.2 to D. 14 – GUIDE IS OPTIONAL

TRANSFERS:

Airport / St-Denis
St-Denis / Le Brûlé
Basse Vallée / Saint Gilles
Saint Gilles / Airport

LUGGAGE Transfer

St-Gilles / Cilaos
Cilaos / Volcan
Volcan / St-Gilles

MEET AND GREET , TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS and ITINERARY

Return Flights on Air Austral from JHB with Airport Taxes in economy class included – subject to availability of a specific booking class.

PRICES ARE BASED ON 2 – 8 PAX TRAVELLING TOGETHER

**TRIP DOES NOT OPERATE FROM 20 DEC to 04 JAN AS THE MOUNTAIN HUTS ARE CLOSED FOR THE FESTIVE PERIOD**

NO GUIDE:

ZAR26 144 PER PERSON SHARING – MINIMUM 2 PAX

WITH A GUIDE:

ZAR37 403 PER PERSON SHARING – MINIMUM 6 PAX

Rates are valid for travel from February to September. They are subject to availability, currency and airport tax fluctuations. If you have children travelling with you please advise their ages so we may quote accordingly. For rates from October to January – please enquire with us.

NB: Mountain Houses of Piton des Neiges and Volcano might run out of water. Be sure to carry enough water with you also be sure to have enough snacks etc for Lunches en route.

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

  • Any items of a personal Nature
  • Travel Insurance of ZAR1 865 per couple
  • Meals not mentioned / included
  • Nightly Tourist tax which is payable directly at each hotel – approx EUR 0.80 pp/pn
  • Optional Excursions
  • Tips, Drinks, Taxi fares etc.

Please contact us to BOOK!

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