Guided tour

Mafate: Weekly 4x4 Ride and Public Hike in French

Mafate: Weekly 4x4 Ride and Public Hike in French

From US$ 62.39 per person

Set off on an adventure through the Cirque de Mafate and marvel at the area's spectacular landscapes. Take an exhilarating 4x4 ride through the Rivière des Galets before hiking through the beautiful mountains of Cayenne Islet.

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  • Take an exciting 4x4 ride through the mountains of Mafate
  • Hike to Cayenne Islet and admire wonderful scenic views
  • Benefit from the assistance of an experienced mountain leader
Full description
Discover Mafate on a guided 4x4 ride and hike with a professional mountain leader, and enjoy an active adventure complete with breathtaking views. Begin your tour with an exciting 30-minute ride in a 4x4 in the bed of the Rivière des Galets. Arrive at the trail and start your ascent to the Cayenne Islet. Cross a footbridge and marvel at the stunning panoramic view over a canyon. Stop for a refreshing break at the next basin below. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by a fantastic natural setting. The hike lasts for about 5-6 hours and is 7.5 miles long. In cyclone season, the track to Cayenne Islet might be closed. In this event, you will enter the Cirque de Mafate through the Col des Boeufs from the Cirque of Salazie to discover Marla or La Nouvelle Islet. This group tour is conducted only in French.
  • Professional, French-speaking mountain leader
  • 4x4 ride (14€)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Food
  • Snacks
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • The walk is 7.5 miles long and takes about six hours to complete; there are several river crossings and your feet will get wet
  • You will need to pack a picnic lunch, snacks, and a minimum of two liters of water per person for the day
  •  This tour operates once a week
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Eine landschaftlich sehr beeindruckende 6-7h Wanderung, bei der man bis zu 450 Höhenmeter und mehr als 15 km Strecke zurücklegt. Unser Tour Guide hat sehr viel zu Landschaft, Gipfeln, Vulkanismus, wie auch zur Botanik erklärt, was höchst interessant und wissenswert war. Ich habe die Tour in meine persönliche all-time-Top 10 aufgenommen und kann sie bei mittlerem Schwierigkeitsgrad sehr empfehlen.

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December 2, 2021


Super découverte. Le site et l'ascension jusqu'à Cayenne est magique

October 14, 2021


Superbe randonnée, on en prends plein les yeux du début à la fin ! Belle découverte de la réunion ainsi que des villages mafate.

October 2, 2021

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