Guided Hike to the Top of the Piton des Neiges, Reunion Island

Organized by Otenthike
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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Very sporty
Duration: full day
Spoken languages: English, French, Creole
Minimum age: From 12 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
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Activity description

Take a guided hike to the top of the Piton des Neiges and climb the highest peak on Reunion Island!

The Piton des Neiges is located in the Reunion Island National Park, in the heart of the volcanic island. Its unspoilt natural setting awaits you! Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Piton des Neiges is the volcano that gave birth to Reunion Island. Climbing it is a must for hiking enthusiasts! When you climb the Piton des Neiges, also known as the roof of the Indian Ocean, you'll be able to admire numerous viewpoints over the cirque of Cilaos. Hiking this dormant volcano is also an opportunity to admire an exceptional 360° panorama of Reunion Island.

For this sporty hike in Reunion Island, you'll meet your guide at the meeting point at 7 a.m. for a briefing on the hike to the Piton des Neiges and the day's conditions. Then you're off for a day of adventure ascending the roof of the Indian Ocean !

Accompanied by a local guide who knows all there is to know about ascending the Piton des Neiges, you'll be in safe hands as you enjoy your hike in Reunion Island. It's generally cold on the trail, so you'll need to be equipped. Accessible to children aged 12 and over, the ascent of Piton des Neiges is a challenging 15.5km hike, which takes around 8 hours to complete. The hike is known for its steep gradients, with the most strenuous part being the steps. The highest point of your guided hike to the summit of Piton des Neiges is 3,070 metres. Once you've reached this height, you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Reunion Island! In addition to the spectacular views offered by the hike, you'll be able to take advantage of your guide's explanations and anecdotes to learn more about this mythical volcano.

Climbing the Piton des Neiges is the ultimate hike on Reunion Island! Don't hesitate, book your guided hike to the Piton des Neiges and spend an unforgettable day in 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
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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
4 / 5
  • (2)
Very good
  • 3 / 5

À moins d’être un athlète, une journée est bien trop courte pour pouvoir profiter pleinement du magnifique piton des neiges. Si l’objectif est de faire l’ascension en un temps record alors foncé !

  • 5 / 5

Le temps était au rendez-vous, la montée était exigeante et physique, mais notre guide a su nous motiver dans la bonne humeur. Nous avons eu 5h30 de pure montée avec des marches très hautes puis des pierres, il faut vraiment une bonne condition physique. La descente est également très dure et a duré environ 3h30 soit une journée de marche de 9h au total mais un grand bonheur d'arriver au sommet.