Les Hauts

Quelle Surprise...

On arrival on the Island of La Réunion, We had already heard of the great food, the great people and of course the very attractive lifestyle, but one thing that we were unaware of was the amazing world that lies in the center of the volcanic wonderland. Within the low lying coastal regions are the three Cirques of La Réunion, Salazie, Cilaos and the magical Mafate. Created by the collapsing of the magma chamber underneath, two of the three cirques can be accessed by road (one of the access roads is accurately called the road of 400 turns!!) leaving Mafate the only to be accessed by foot (generally a long trek). Each of the cirques has a different feel and atmosphere, filled with 1000 meter cliff faces with small villages at theirs base, well marked paths and smiles all round..During our stay we spent many weekends in the mountains either training for a race or partying within one of the villages.