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Another great place in La Reunion

We took this road in order to hike to the Grand Benare peak. Is very well guarder, with one of the best view points. Try to go early in the morning, more chances of clear... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mitrache F
Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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164 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took this road in order to hike to the Grand Benare peak. Is very well guarder, with one of the best view points. Try to go early in the morning, more chances of clear sky. From the parking place we went to the summit (around 8km in between 2 and 3h) The views to Mafate are breathtaking

1 Thank Mitrache F
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Was there with a group of friend to discover the beautiful spot of the island.Me and my husband after a long road trip was amazed with the view point offered at Maido a little bit cold but it worth to go there.

Thank Christina1419
Dumaguete City, Philippines
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83 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you are in the north of the island and have only half a day to tour ... this is a very easy tour to do on your own by car. Great directions on perfect roads .. wonderful point of view at the top!

3 Thank lucseawalker
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We arrived at about 9.30am and caught the view just before the clouds appeared. Spectacular and well worth the windy drive up there.

1 Thank LondonJim3
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155 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Pictures cannot quite do justice to how breath-taking this place is. Definitely worth the trip. Recommend an early start to get to the top before the clouds roll in and spoil the view

2 Thank Cyba
Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Despite having to drive up a very windy road, the view at the top was definitely worth it! Would recommend getting early to avoid cloud cover.

1 Thank Rebecca H
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

If you go to Mafate or another walk in the mountains ... just go to Maido to see your achievements from another point of vieuw. Fare out the best view on the mountains.

1 Thank christophe590
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

If there are clouds, I wouldn't go. If you've already driven up Piton de Fournaise, you'll be used to fatiguing, winding roads. Be aware that, for me at least, this drive was much worse. Budget in some fatigue from driving. At the top, there are toilets and a cafe.

Thank Becca H
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Don't miss out going to the top of Le Maido. It's easy to find and plenty of parking at the top plus a very friendly chap running the cafe at the top. Lots of hairpin bends but nothing too scary on the way up. The views at the top behind the cafe are breathtaking. You can feel the up draft... More 

2 Thank Juandsi22
Bologna, Italy
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

It's a must! Should not be missed! It is the most beautiful and exciting view of the island! After these phrases for effect, if you visit Reunion, you have to go to Maido to look the Cirque de Mafat, but please arrive to Le Maidò in the early morning before the arrival of the clouds.

1 Thank F_Malik

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