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Piton des Neiges

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Address: Reunion Island

Soaring to over ten thousand feet, this often snow-capped peak is Reunion...

Soaring to over ten thousand feet, this often snow-capped peak is Reunion Island’s tallest mountain.

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Wahou !

It is a must seen, have to be on your list when you visit La Reunion. Impressive, beautiful, I can't find more words!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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161 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

It is a must seen, have to be on your list when you visit La Reunion. Impressive, beautiful, I can't find more words!

1 Thank JulieLND
Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

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 up to the hut is very step. We walked about 3 kilometers I think, but... More 

4 Thank Letzlo
Courbevoie, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

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 of orcks during hours

2 Thank Louis-Guillaume M
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

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, the sun shone and amongst others we lay down on the deck snoozing and resting.... More 

1 Thank Jo P
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

The highest point on the island deserves at least an attempt. Plenty of people who don't look like they are regular hikers manage this ascent though of course it is easier and more fun if you are fit and used to walking up steep hills. Many people go up for sunrise which requires setting the alarm for a time starting... More 

2 Thank Trekbud
Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

if you like hiking it is a long way to go but the sight is beautiful and after a small rest you have to go down and will be pleased ad tired

Thank Pat V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

We stayed in Caverne Dufour, together with 70 or so other people and got up at 3:00 to start walking a little later. We reached the top as one of the first ones, so we searched for a nice spot to sit. The wind is hauling up there and at that time of the night it's super cold. The views... More 

1 Thank SIrLancelotBCN
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

We did the PdN hike from the Cilaos side in Dec 2014. The climb is steep and rough, but it only took about 5,5h up and 4h down. We couldn't make a reservation for accommodation in Caverne Dufour, as it was already full. We brought our own tent and slept on the frontyard of the refuge. Wakeup at 4.30am and... More 

1 Thank Timo_Kontio
Basel, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

We hiked up from Cilaos and it was fantastic. Starting in tropical rainforest and getting up to the peak is going to a different world. Still the only place on earth I've been where it was 65 degrees fahrenheit at more than 10'000 feet. If you're fit and don't mind some running you can do it from Cilaos to the... More 

2 Thank Martin D
Lyon, France
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381 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

You can climb this mountain (the highest point of the island 3100m) in 4 or 5 hours from Cilaos. But the best way is to book one night in Dufour Refuge. The rooms are correct and the diner is top level! From the refuge the kiking to the summit is only 1.20 hour. Usually, all the climbers wake up at... More 

3 Thank voyageurlyonnais58

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