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Cilaos adventure

Surrounded by breathtaking remparts reaching a height of 3070 m at the summit of the Piton des Neiges, Cilaos is certainly the most perfect of the cirques with its circular shape. Here reigns a timeless atmosphere, which we invite you to discover through this original itinerary.

- Length: 2 days/1 night
- Difficulty: moderate
- Backpack: contains your gear and the picnics for 2 days
- Start/end points: Cilaos - public transport is available (Alternéo 60)

Rates:

Organisation and guide for this trek of 2 days:

Individual Formed group
1 pers 2 pers 3 pers 4 pers 5 pers
320 € 180 €/pers 126 €/pers 100 €/pers 84 €/pers

Rate upon request above 5 participants.

Additional costs:
- one night in a traditional lodge with half-board (circa 44 €/pers/night)
- the guide’s half-board package (44 €)
- 2 picnics (8 to 10 €/pers/day)

Day by day:

D1 – Ascent towards the Salazes Crest, barrier between the Mafate and Cilaos cirques. Stunning points of view 360° around from the crest. Descent via the same path, then a short way along the mountain road to Ilet Chicot. Guided visit of this one-house hamlet, where you’ll learn about the plants cultivated and their medicinal uses (herbal tea).
Around 6 h walking, +900 m and -800 m
Dinner and night at Ilet Chicot, in a timeless atmosphere...

D2 – After a short bus ride to Ilet à Cordes, start of our hike to the majestic spot of La Chapelle, where the Bras Rouge (main river of the cirque) runs through an immense crack in the Piton de Sucre. Picnic, and back to Cilaos via the mountain path.
Around 4-5 h walking, +900 m and -800 m

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