Piton des Neiges, Cilaos

4.6
#2 of 6 in Parks in Cilaos
Holding the title of largest mountain in the Indian Ocean, Piton des Neiges stands as a 3,069 m (10,069 ft) shield volcano. The peak of the volcano is the highest point on the island; it has been inactive for over 20,000 years. Three medium-difficulty trails allow hikers access the volcano’s peak, but they are lengthy--taking up to 12 hours for a round-trip to the peak. Many hikers opt to take two days, allowing them to witness a sunrise the next morning. A mountain hut near the top provides food and overnight lodging. The volcano is surrounded by three crater valleys--referred to as the Cirques--and the lower slopes of the volcano feature a biological reserve of endemic flowering plants. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Piton des Neiges and many more Cilaos attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cilaos online trip itinerary builder.
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  • An amazing mountain with quite scary access by a road with hundreds of bends and amazing waterfalls along the way. Everything was green and beautiful plants and flowers could be seen everywhere. One.....  more »
  • We visited here mid morning and were so impressed with the view and the surrounding scenery it was breathtaking. The trip up was quite arduous but fortunately we weren’t driving and were able to...  more »
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  • A bid of a climb, bud worth it once at the top!
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