Cilaos: La Chapelle Hiking Experience

4.9 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Bureau Montagne Réunion

Cilaos: La Chapelle Hiking Experience

Activity provider: Bureau Montagne Réunion

From US$ 57.71 per person

Enjoy a beautiful hike with a few ford crossings as you learn about how the volcanic island of La Reunion was formed. Step back in time and reach the cooled heart of the volcano and discover its powerful waterfall.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Discover the magnificient world heritage site of Cilaos
  • Benefit from a knowledagble professional guide
  • Hike in a beautiful natural site with impressive views
Full description
Start the hike in the heart of the village of Cilaos and head into the forest. Admire the magnificent view of the village of l'îlet à Cordes and the canyon dug by the Bras Rouge River.  Cross the river several times where you might need to get your feet wet. Follow the path as it heads towards the heart of an ancient volcanic chamber.  Learn about the geology and primitive volcanic activity of the island. Finally, arrive at an impressive monolith that stretches 100 meters into the sky and is reminiscent of a chapel.
  • 6 hours hike
  • Professional French-speaking mountain guide
  • Local snack and drink
  • Pic-nic
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at the town hall square in the town center, City Hall, 53 RN5, Réunion Your guide will phone you the day before your hike to confirm the meeting point and time as it can change depending on weather conditions.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that this hike very often obliges the participants to walk through water (water height below the knees)
  • During the hike, you will cross the river several times and the drop of almost 500 meters which may be too high for children
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

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September 16, 2022

Magnificent hike and the guide Stephane at the top! To recommend without hesitation It's quite strenuous, you must have good shoes and be in good physical condition

June 16, 2022

We spent a pleasant day with Stéphane for the hike to La Chapelle. A super nice and human guide who did not hesitate to help other hikers.

June 9, 2022

Product ID: 384536