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Mafate: Private Hike Through Rivière des Galets

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Set off on an adventure to the cirque of Mafate, the center of a collapsed volcano, and marvel at the area's spectacular landscape. Take a private hike to discover the Rivière des Galets and walk through the beautiful mountains of Cayenne Islet.
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • Explore a collapsed volcano at the cirque of Mafate
  • Hike to Cayenne islet and admire wonderful scenic views
  • Benefit from an experienced mountain leader to assist you
Full description
Discover Mafate on a guided hike with a professional mountain leader, and enjoy an active adventure with breathtaking views. Arrive at the trailhead and start your ascent to the Cayenne islet. Cross a footbridge and marvel at a stunning panoramic view overlooking a canyon.

Stop for a refreshing break at the next basin below. Enjoy a picnic lunch in fantastic natural surroundings. The hike lasts for about 5-6 hours and is 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) long.

In cyclone season, the track to Cayenne islet might be closed. In this event, you will enter the Mafate cirque through the Col des Boeufs from the Cirque of Salazie to discover Marla or La Nouvelle islet.  A public tour in French is available every week on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Professional mountain leader
What’s Not Included
  • Picnic lunch
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the SUV parking lot (4x4 parking) in the town of Rivière des Galets (Rue de la Liberté, La Possession) at 18 Route de Mafate, Réunion. To get there from the RN1 (Route des Tamarins), take the Moulin Joli/Rivière des Galets exit. At the roundabout, coming from the south, take the first exit (3rd coming from the north). At the next roundabout, go straight on, and at the next roundabout take the first exit. Continue on Louise Michel street, then Rue de la Liberté until you reach the earth track. Turn left here and continue to the parking lot.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Food
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Water shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• The walk is 12 km long and takes about 6 hours to complete; there are several river crossings and the feet will get wet
• You will need to pack a picnic lunch, snacks and a minimum of 2 liters of water per person for the day

From US$ 148.25 per person

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Bureau Montagne Réunion

Product ID: 256167