Reunion is an ideal destination for hiking.
For hikers, novices or experienced, the island offers more than 900 km of marked trails. They cross a very varied environment, of a breathtaking beauty: dense tropical forest in the East; savannahs or sugar cane fields in the West; lunar landscapes on the volcano; walks along the waves of the ocean.
This unique variety of landscapes has earned the island the designation of its Pitons, Cirques and Remparts by UNESCO as a World Heritage natural property in 2010.
Reunion Island has three Grande Randonnée trails certified by the Fédération Française de Randonnée Pédestre:
The GR®R1 (60 km) goes around the Piton des Neiges and through the circuses of Salazie, Mafate and Cilaos.
The GR®R2 (130 km) crosses the island from north to south, from the shore to the highest peaks (Piton des Neiges and Piton de la Fournaise).
The GR® R3 (39 km) criss-crosses the Mafate Circus, a site accessible only on foot: an exotic and authentic walk, thanks to the meeting with the inhabitants of the islets, these hamlets scattered in the heart of the National Park.
The Villas Emmanuel are pleased to propose you typical days to explore the island of Reunion in the best way!
Based on our experience and our knowledge of the island (which we update regularly), we will give you our advice on sites to explore, essential addresses and other useful information... To make your stay an exceptional holiday!
Here is a typical day :