GR France. Long Hiking Trails. Long Distance Footpaths

Hike on the GR®R1 around Piton des Neiges in Reunion Island from Cilaos via Ilet du Bois Rouge, Ilet des 3 Salazes, Col du Taïbit, Marla, La Nouvelle, Col de Fourche, Piton Marmite, Le Belier, Hell-Bourg, le Cirque de Salazie, Foret de Belouve, Pic des Chevres, Cap Anglais, Trois Petits Bonhommes, Caverne Dufour and Roche Merveilleuse. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn, Shops.

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Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths


Around Piton des Neiges (Reunion Island)


Piton des Neiges is a shield volcano, which means that it has a rounded shape and is made up of fluid lava flows. It formed around 450,000 years ago and last erupted around 10,000 years ago. Piton des Neiges is located in the center of the island, south of the Salazie cirque, north of the Cilaos cirque and southeast of the Mafate cirque. It is surrounded by dense tropical forests and alpine meadows. Trees such as blackwood, ironwood, camphor and cryptomeria are found in tropical rainforests. There are also tree ferns, orchids and carnivorous plants. In alpine meadows, we find succulent plants in particular, such as sedums and crassulas. There are also alpine flowers, such as gentians and lilies.

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Distance: 52km, Elevation maximum: 2494m, Elevation minimum: 699m, Elevation gain uphill: 4614m
IGN Maps: St-Denis Cirques de Mafate et de Salazie (4402RT). Saint-Pierre (4405RT).




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Registration price : € 100 per GR® or GRP® for 5 years. Renewable.


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GR®R1 Around Piton des Neiges
GR®R2 From St Denis to Le Baril (St-Philippe)
GR®R3 Around Mafate Circus


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L'Etoile Guest-House

Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR®7, GR®70 Stevenson trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier River Springs and Gorges, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops. The right place to relax.

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