Guided Hike at La Chapelle from Cilaos, Reunion Island

Organized by Otenthike

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Very sporty
Duration: 1 half day
Spoken languages: English, French, Creole
Minimum age: From 8 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Take a guided hike from Cilaos to La Chapelle and discover the geological treasure of the Piton de Sucre!

A veritable paradise for hikers, the Cirque of Cilaos is overlooked by the famous Piton des Neiges and dotted with high ramparts, steep-sided valleys and majestic torrents. Like the Mafate and Salazie cirques, the Cirque de Cilaos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's an authentic must-see site on Reunion Island! With a focus on geology, the Chapelle hike from Cilaos will enable you to discover a remarkable geological feature visible at the foot of the Piton de Sucre!

For this hike in the Cirque de Cilaos, you will meet your guide at the meeting point at 7 a.m. for a briefing on the hike and the day's conditions. You will then set off on a 5 hours guided hike through the Cirque of Cilaos!

Accompanied by a local guide who knows all there is to know about the Chapelle hike, you will be in safe hands to make the most of your hike in the Cirque de Cilaos. The Chapelle hike is an intermediate-level hike that takes around 5 hours to complete. You will cover 8 km on a constantly sloping path, right from the start. There are some large stones and steps along the way, but it's not too dangerous and is accessible to children aged 8 and over. During the guided hike, you will explore a canyon carved out by a river through an impressive monolith over 100 metres high! Your guide will tell you all about the secrets of this incredible magma chamber dominated by the Piton de Sucre.

Book your hike in Reunion Island and discover La Chapelle, an unusual site shaped by erosion near the Cirque of Cilaos!

Offer Description

Duration of the hike: 8 hours

Round trip: 15.5 km

1730m D+ / 1730m D-

Minimum altitude: 1380m / Maximum altitude: 3070m

Level: Advanced

Activity requirements

You need to be sporty and in good physical condition to participate in this hike.

Special terms

This activity is weather-dependent. If the weather does not allow for the activity to take place, we will contact you to reschedule or receive a full refund.

  • Certified guide
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable and weather adapted clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water (2L minimum)
  • Snacks
  • Picnic
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Thermal and waterproof clothes
100% secure payments
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Meeting point
Cilaos visitor center, 2 bis Rue Mac Auliffe, Cilaos 97413, Reunion Island Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
5 / 5
  • (1)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

Très belle randonnée.