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Cirque de Mafate

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Address: Reunion Island
Phone Number: 0692328095
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This untamed little village, though populated, is so removed from...

This untamed little village, though populated, is so removed from civilization it has no roads suitable for cars.

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You'll never walk like this

A piece of nature you don't find somewhere else!! All the walking is so relaxing, a bit tuff sometimes, but so rewarded when you end your day at the Gites!! Just do it!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

A piece of nature you don't find somewhere else!! All the walking is so relaxing, a bit tuff sometimes, but so rewarded when you end your day at the Gites!! Just do it!!

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Starting at sea level, the access to the Cirque de Mafate is a long and very winding climb. ...even on a coach. They really should use smaller ones, but our driver was astonishingly good. Views throughout are splendid...probably best to sit on the right side of the coach if you can. Even more amazingly, en-route we saw cyclists with bulging... More 

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Bredasdorp, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We did not go down into Cirque de Mafate, but we drove all around it and to all the lookout points. What an incredible place!!

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Tamarin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

I walked across the whole island, a little bit more than 175kms and I obviously spent a few days in Mafate. It is incredible! The mountains peaking up in the sky, the small villages of the cirque, the single tracks leading in and out of places. You will have the hike of your life. Definitely worth a trip.

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Angola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

This is one amazing view of this very beautiful Island. The beauty of this island definitely is in the inland unlike many islands being popular for their coastlines. Something worth seeing, pack a warm top as it is much colder up there than when coming from the lower part of the island

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We did the two days trek to Marla with the overnight sleep in the village. It was definitely one of my most beautiful trek in my life. Fully recommending.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

There are over 100 micro-climates on Reunion. So the vegetation, and geolgocial formations are also very varied. The road from Saint Gilles to Maido, the way to Mafate is full of beautiful flowers, small charming villages, a Tamarin forest with totally different vegetation, volcanic rock formations and just plain hold- your- breath beautiful vistas! Like all the "cirque" of the... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Absolutely fabulous multi day hike with plenty of route options. Good indoor accommodation along the way mostly with dinner and breakfast options so no need to carry stove / evening meals etc. Rain forest, cloud forest, enchanted forest, gigantic spiders, bird life, flowers, well marked trails (take a map though). Reasonable bus network at various points so you can hike... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A beautiful volcanic crater accessible only by foot, this spectacular location will entrance you. Though not quite as large as Haleakala on Maui, this caldera has small and picturesque villages scattered throughout. It is a long and difficult hike down from the Maido viewpoint. The easier route is from Cilaos. Plan on 5-6 hours from Maido. Bring plenty of supplies... More 

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We started our 8 day trek of the 3 cirques in Cilaos, climbing col de Taïbit on our first day to get to Marla. It was worth the effort, descending into the crater it became obvious that the scenery the next three days would be AMAZING. From Marla we took off to Roche Plate on day 2, and from thereon... More 

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