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Plain and pastures

A day in the bucolic atmosphere of the Plaine des Cafres, on the Piton de la Fournaise massif. We walk through pasturelands towards a more mineral environment, alongside strombolian cones, taking in magnificient viewpoints for the Piton des Neiges massifs and Remparts river.

From the Piton Sec area (1855 m), we walk along a charming path leading to the Trous Blancs craters, aged around 6000 years and whose lava flows reached St Pierre on the south coast. Through pasturelands, we climb towards the Nez de Boeuf (2136 m), viewpoint for the impressive Remparts river. We then walk along the rempart towards Piton Textor and turn off shortly before to reach the - sometimes dry - Argamasse lake (2060 m). Return to the Piton Sec area, amidst the pastures and cows and facing the majestic Piton des Neiges massif.
Around 5-6 h walking, +550 m et -550 m

Of note- The itinerary can be adjusted depending on your shape and wishes, given the presence of numerous trails.

- Itinerary: loop
- Difficulty: moderate
- Backpack: contains your gear, some snacks and a picnic
- Start/end points: Piton Sec car park, shortly after the beginning of the route forestière du volcan – no public transport available to the start of the path

Rates 2024:


Booking for:
1 pers 2 pers 3 pers 4 pers 5 pers
210 € 118 €/pers 84 €/pers 67 €/pers 56 €/pers

Rate upon request above 5 participants.

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

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