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Gite du Volcan to La Porte de l'Enclos

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A rocky singletrack route connecting the Gite to the gateway into Piton de la Fournaise.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

7,586' 2,312 m

High

7,398' 2,255 m

Low

188' 57 m

Up

22' 7 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Need to Know

If you plan to stay in the Gite be sure to book it in advance. The Gite serves breakfast and dinner in a restaurant.

Description

This is a great way to wake up and hike, but if you didn't stay at the Gite you don't need to bother with this trail. The trail is clearly marked with large white blazes which help you follow the correct pathway through the rocky terrain. Keep an eye out for the cool rock formations formed by lava cooling long ago. Some sections of the trail appear to have been made from stepping stones and concrete long ago; other sections are natural rock or gravel. A few equestrian trails cross this pathway.

Contacts

Land Manager: Reunion National Park

Shared By:

Karl W

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Gite du Volcan is a hikers' hostel you start your hike right from
Jul 14, 2018 near Sainte-…, RE
Formica Leo is a cone named for it's resemblance of a sand lion trap that the main trail to the summit of Piton de la Fournaise passes.
Jul 14, 2018 near Sainte-…, RE
One section of the trail follows a cool volcanic rock formation
Jul 14, 2018 near Sainte-…, RE

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