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Chemin Ilet A Malheur

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The main trail through Ilet A Malheur and Aurere passing a number of hiker hostels, farms, and views.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

Point to Point

3,046' 928 m

High

2,494' 760 m

Low

635' 194 m

Up

553' 169 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Commonly Backpacked · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

There are no roads anywhere in Cirque de Mafate, so this easy-going trail serves as kind of the main pathway between Malheur and Aurere for locals and backpackers alike. These small historic villages were originally founded by escaped slaves that hid in Mafate due to it's inaccessibility. Today, the villages have embraced the tourism and are filled with small hiker hostels (Gites) that you can reserve for a night, dinner, and breakfast. Crops are also raised, but most of this trail is still forested (all of it is national park land). The locals grow a wide range of beautiful flowers that enhance the awesome views to the cirque's ramparts, Piton des Neiges, and Piton Cabris. There is a bridge over the Bras Bemale gorge at the trail's low point with a neat little waterfall.

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Land Manager: Reunion National Park

Shared By:

Karl W

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Really cool tall flowers in front of Piton Cabris.
Jul 28, 2018 near Salazie, RE
Grand peaks and beautiful tree-based red flowers can be found at the lower elevations in Mafate.
Jul 27, 2018 near Salazie, RE
Some cool inverted flowers before the southern ramparts of Mafate
Jul 27, 2018 near Salazie, RE

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