Hiking along Bras Rouge and Cilaos in Réunion island

Organized by Ayapana Réunion
This offer is very popular 109 people recently chose this activity

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 6 hrs
Spoken languages: English, French
Minimum age: From 12 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
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Activity description

This full day hiking itinerary will help you discover the island and its authentic beauty. As your guide is an expert in the Reunionese environment, you will also benefit from the full extent of his knowledge: a real advantage if you want to know more about the Réunion Island's ecosystem!

After driving along the legendary 400-curve road you will arrive in Cilaos, a village perched at 1 200 meters where lentils and vines are grown, in the heart of the Réunion National Park. This hiking loop starting from Cilaos allows access to several waterfalls and basins of the Cirque de Cilaos, some of which are kept secret by connoisseurs.

You will discover the famous Bras Rouge valley, a veritable temple of canyoning in Réunion Island, where ferruginous waters have gushed out and delighted curists since the end of the 19th century. A few high points will allow you to see the crater of the Piton des Neiges, extinct for more than 12,000 years.

You will also be able to enjoy a swim in the pure waters of the Piton des Neiges to finish this beautiful day of hiking, before returning to the village of Cilaos to taste some local products.

Duration of the hike: 5 to 6 hours
Difference in altitude: 900 m
Distance : +/- 14.5 km

Offer Description

Enjoy a full day hike from Cilaos to the Bras Rouge valley and its waterfalls and back to Cilaos.

You will cross a magnificent forest with a thousand colours, touch and feel the wilderness of the island and get to discover hidden places known only by your guide.

You will leave early to avoid the clouds and enjoy magnificent backdrops in the morning sun.

  • Picnic & drinks
Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Windbreaker & waterproof vest
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Bottled water
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Meeting point
Rue des Thermes, Cilaos 97413, La Réunion (in the car park next to the multimedia room in Cilaos) 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
4.9 / 5
  • (7)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

Très belle randonnée dans le cirque de Cilaos avec Alexis qui aime partager ses connaissances sur la faune et la flore de la Réunion. Nous avons beaucoup appris sur cette magnifique île grâce à lui ! Les bassins et les cascades sont magnifiques dans cette partie de l'île. Nous recommandons cette randonnée.

  • 4.5 / 5

Site de randonnée magnifique

  • 5 / 5


  • 5 / 5

Époustouflant et inoubliable !

  • 5 / 5

Très bon moment avec Alexis, très agréable et qui sait s’adapter à votre niveau. Grand connaisseur de la Réunion, toutes les questions trouvent réponses. Je recommande!

  • 5 / 5

Bras rouge fermé mais le guide nous a proposé d'autres randonnée juste génial

  • 5 / 5