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Not for fainted driver

We were told that this is a challenging road to drive, so we took bus instead. It is very tight... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Nice trail

We hiked this pass on the second of our 3 days tour of the "Cirques". The climb is difficult but... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 Dec 2017
“Not for fainted driver”
8 Oct 2017
“Nice trail”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Cilaos, Reunion Island
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We were told that this is a challenging road to drive, so we took bus instead. It is very tight, and a lot of twists and turns. The tunnel was so tight, i can touch the wall with my hand! The view into the valley...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We hiked this pass on the second of our 3 days tour of the "Cirques". The climb is difficult but neither too hard nor too long or impressive (about 2 hrs from the road for good hikers) and the view from the top is fantastic....More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We have done it both ways, it is challenging but the rewards are amasing (see fotos). Technicaly is not that hard, but because is very steep, is quite effort demanding. From Mafate side is shorter than from Cilaos side

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Mitrache F
Reviewed 23 February 2017

For those, who are not well trained, and can not do it in one go, the best advice is to start ascending at the afternoon, at about 12-30 - 1-00 pm, so with really slow ascending you will reach the Gite by 6-00 pm, and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Vladimir R
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It is quite challenging but the views of the mountains and the cloud formation over the hours is amazing. Quite easy to descend on both the cilaos and Mafate side. Awesome physical challenge. Lovely tea stop over, and a few places at the start of...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank PK_zoreil_travels
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We walked from the parking place by the kiosks on the D242 via Ilet des Salazes. We set off about 9:45am and had the sunshine and a great view of Piton des Neiges most of the way up, but clouds started to form from 11:30am....More

Date of experience: September 2016
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