Home page > Treks and hikes > Day-hikes > Cilaos, la Chapelle and Ilet à Cordes

Cilaos, la Chapelle and Ilet à Cordes

The Piton de Sucre monolith, situated at the end of the Cirque of Cilaos, is evidence of the ancient volcanic activity of the Piton des Neiges. Violent erosion has taken place, with the Bras Rouge, the main river of the cirque, carving out deep and narrow gorges over time, resulting in cliffs more than 100 metres high.

This hike takes us to the foot of the Piton de Sucre and lets us walk along this fissure to an impressive waterfall.
We then return along the path leading to Ilet à Cordes, formerly taken by the inhabitants to reach Cilaos. A glimpse of this “end of the world” îlet, before heading back to Cilaos with the small local bus. Spectacular views on the way.
Around 5-6 h walking, +800 m and -900 m

- Itinerary: point-to-point
- Difficulty: moderate
- Backpack: contains your gear and the picnic for the day only
- Start/end points: Cilaos - public transport is available (Alternéo 60)

Rates 2023:


Booking for:
1 pers 2 pers 3 pers 4 pers 5 pers
200 € 112 €/pers 80 €/pers 63 €/pers 52 €/pers

Rate upon request above 5 participants.

Additional costs:
- one picnic (8 to 10 €/pers)

Alizés Montagnes - Ile de la Réunion : trek, randonnée, trekking sur mesure avec un accompagnateur en montagne. Randonnées sur l’île de la Réunion, découverte des cirques de Cilaos, Mafate, Salazie, du Piton des Neiges, du Piton de la Fournaise, des forêts tropicales... Alizés Montagnes - Reunion Island : trek, hiking, customised trekking with a mountain guide. Walks on Reunion Island, exploration of the cirques of Cilaos, Mafate, Salazie, the Piton des Neiges, the Piton de la Fournaise, the rain forests...