GR France. Long Hiking Trails. Long Distance Footpaths

Hike on the GRR3 in Reunion Island around Mafate Circus from Piton Marmite via Col des Boeufs, Plaine des tamarins, Ilet Georges, Maison Laclos, Marla, Trois Roches, Roche Plate, Ilet des Orangers, Lataniers, Aurere, Ilet a Malheur and Grand Rein. Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, Camping, Shelter, Inn, Shops.

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Long Hiking Trails / Long Distance Footpaths


Around Mafate Circus (Reunion Island)


The Mafate cirque is one of the three large natural cirques of the Piton des Neiges massif, on the island of Reunion. It is located in the southwest of the island, and is surrounded by steep ramparts that can reach 1,200 meters in height. Mafate is a wild and preserved place, accessible only by trail or by helicopter. It is inhabited by around 700 people, who live in around ten islets, small traditional hamlets on the island. The ramparts of the cirque are made up of volcanic rocks, mainly basalt. They are very steep, and have deep gorges and steep ravines. The cirque is drained by the Rivière des Galets, which has its source in the Piton des Neiges massif and flows into the Indian Ocean.

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Distance: 37km, Elevation maximum: 1964m, Elevation minimum: 320m, Elevation gain uphill: 3729m
IGN Maps: St-Denis Cirques de Mafate et de Salazie (4402RT).




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GR®R1 Around Piton des Neiges
GR®R2 From St Denis to Le Baril (St-Philippe)
GR®R3 Around Mafate Circus


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L'Etoile Guest-House

Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR®7, GR®70 Stevenson trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier River Springs and Gorges, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops. The right place to relax.

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