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Piton des Neiges

Cilaos, Reunion Island
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Stunning hike

We loved this hike to Pitan des Neige from Cilaos. It was hard going, especially the trail at the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rachel A
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London, United Kingdom
Really worth it!

To start: we began from the village Cilaos at 2am and got back at 12am, so it is doable! As we book... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Kate S
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Soaring to over ten thousand feet, this often snow-capped peak is Reunion Island’s tallest mountain.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“warm clothes” (3 reviews)
“loose rocks” (2 reviews)
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Cilaos, Reunion Island
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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

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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

2  Thank Vladimir R
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 25 August 2015

The highest point on the island deserves at least an attempt. Plenty of people who don't look like they are regular hikers manage this ascent though of course it is easier and more fun if you are fit and used to walking up steep hills....More

2  Thank Trekbud
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

if you like hiking it is a long way to go but the sight is beautiful and after a small rest you have to go down and will be pleased ad tired

Thank Pat V
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