The Cirque the Mafate
23.03.2011 - 26.03.2011 25 °C
At the centre of the island are washed-out volcanic craters and one of them, the Cirque the Mafate, is so steep and inaccessible that there are no more roads. You can only walk! There are two villages in the Cirque de Mafate one can either reach by foot or helicopter. Of course we walked!
The four days of hiking were great. The villages offer great accomodation and serve Creole dinner - cooked on wood fires in the evening. They even have cold Dodos here (the beer from Reunion - of course flown in by helicopter)! The hiking was quite unique as it was a constant up-a-rist and down-a-canyon. Gaining altitude and loosing it half an hour later... but all toghether it was fantastic (and we burned a few calories, too). The highest point was Col de Boeuf with 2000m and Col the Taipit with 2400m above sea level (only a few kilometres away from the sea!).