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Worth the energy

We took the trip in one day. Started 6am from the parking and used 4 hours up and 4 hours down. Was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tommy D
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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Awesome scenery

Any which way you approach this mountain will be one of the best trips of your life. Even if you... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Gooyaers
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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Soaring to over ten thousand feet, this often snow-capped peak is Reunion Island’s tallest mountain.
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Cilaos, Reunion Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the trip in one day. Started 6am from the parking and used 4 hours up and 4 hours down. Was nobody in the cabin so don't expect to get to buy anything. The view was amazing. Windy on the top 😁

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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Any which way you approach this mountain will be one of the best trips of your life. Even if you dont climb the top but drive to Salazie, Hell Bourg or Cilaos you will be amazed by the scenery.

Thank Gooyaers
Reviewed 16 June 2018

We loved this hike to Pitan des Neige from Cilaos. It was hard going, especially the trail at the top from the Gite but well worth it! I would leave plenty of time for this hike as we ended up going back in the dark....More

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

To start: we began from the village Cilaos at 2am and got back at 12am, so it is doable! As we book our holidays quite late, there was no room in gite on top of the mountain. As well, we quite could not gwt a...More

1  Thank Kate S
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We spent one night at the gite, and started our hike at 3am. It was dark with a lot of stars. We just followed the white marker. They are easy to follow but just take time as it is not trail but loose rocks. It...More

Thank sunshinelpc
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Really nice climb, but a bit challenging. The best way for those who are not trained is to start at the afternoon, around 12-00 pm to 1-00 pm, to reach the Gite at about 6-00 pm. Make sure one has all warm clothes and water...More

3  Thank Vladimir R
Reviewed 21 January 2016

It is a must seen, have to be on your list when you visit La Reunion. Impressive, beautiful, I can't find more words!

1  Thank JulieLND
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We went for an overnight trip: hike up, stay in the hut, hike up before sunrise, hike all the way down with breakfast on the way back. We started from Le Bloc car park, we took a bus from Cilaos to get there. The way...More

5  Thank Letzlo
Reviewed 20 December 2015

The walk up and down is long and very hard. Most of people stop the refuge and wait for the dawn but if you start from the bottom and do it in one shot, expect around 6h walkings on a very steep path, climbing stairs...More

3  Thank Louis-Guillaume M
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Starting at 8am from Le Bloc car park we hiked up arriving at the Caverne Dufore gite just before 11am. I filled my water platypus as the staff were cleaning and about to close up. The drizzle accompanying us all the way up dried out,...More

2  Thank Jo P
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