RN5 Road, Cilaos

4.5
#4 of 11 in Outdoors in Cilaos
Take on the hairpin bends and the narrowest tunnels of RN5 Road. This scenic drive is not for faint-hearted passengers and nervous drivers: the locals have nicknamed it the "400 turns" road and seem to use it as a rally track. At certain points, the road gets very tight leading into a single lane. Take the warnings about rockfalls seriously and watch out for the local buses. If you manage to lift your eyes from the road, you'll be rewarded with views of green mountains shrouded in white fluffy clouds at the top. Make RN5 Road a centerpiece of your Cilaos vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cilaos trip planner.
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  • How glad were we that we weren’t driving this incredible route with so many tight turns where our driver often had to reverse. He was brilliant and we weren’t at all nervous but at times did feel a.....  more »
  • RN5 is incredibly scenic, and since it wends up into (or down from) the mountains, it can be a bit slow-going, nauseating if you're prone to car sickness, and crazy due to cyclists and other traffic.....  more »
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