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We loved this hike to Pitan des Neige from Cilaos. It was hard going, especially the trail at the top from the Gite but well worth it! I would leave plenty of time for this hike as we ended up going back in the dark....More
To start: we began from the village Cilaos at 2am and got back at 12am, so it is doable!
As we book our holidays quite late, there was no room in gite on top of the mountain. As well, we quite could not gwt a...More
We spent one night at the gite, and started our hike at 3am. It was dark with a lot of stars. We just followed the white marker. They are easy to follow but just take time as it is not trail but loose rocks. It...More
Really nice climb, but a bit challenging. The best way for those who are not trained is to start at the afternoon, around 12-00 pm to 1-00 pm, to reach the Gite at about 6-00 pm. Make sure one has all warm clothes and water...More
We went for an overnight trip: hike up, stay in the hut, hike up before sunrise, hike all the way down with breakfast on the way back.
We started from Le Bloc car park, we took a bus from Cilaos to get there. The way...More
The walk up and down is long and very hard. Most of people stop the refuge and wait for the dawn but if you start from the bottom and do it in one shot, expect around 6h walkings on a very steep path, climbing stairs...More
Starting at 8am from Le Bloc car park we hiked up arriving at the Caverne Dufore gite just before 11am. I filled my water platypus as the staff were cleaning and about to close up. The drizzle accompanying us all the way up dried out,...More