Lying in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Mauritius, Reunion is a rocky paradise with volcanic origins. Its piercing peaks and jagged spires provide the perfect natural playground on the tropical island for exciting mountain climbs. Visit during the months between June and September for ideal mountain climbing conditions.
3 Salazes 1-day guided climbing traverse
Piton des Neiges Guided Ascent, Reunion Island
Piton de Sucre Guided Ascent, Reunion Island
What should I know about Mountain Climbing France?
Reunion is an overseas island of France that is located in the Indian Ocean, just under 600 miles to the east of Madagascar. The terrain of the island is rugged and dominated by mountains and volcanoes, which are protected as UNESCO World Heritage sites. It also features black sandy beaches from its volcanic activity. The majority of the 866,000 inhabitants live around the coastal areas, which the capital being Saint-Denis.
Why should I choose France for my Mountain Climbing adventure?
Piercing island peaks
Reunion is an island of breathtaking beauty that is dominated by the mountains. Approximately 40 percent of the island is protected national park. Its volcanic craters and piercing peaks are UNESCO listed, with the lush mountain slopes sliding into the sea. The highest summits are Maido (2,205m), Piton de la Fournaise (2,632m) and the Piton des Neiges (3,069m).
Scenic climbing spots are scattered across the island that range from easy, nontechnical climbs to more demanding, challenging ascents. From rocky spires that stretch above 2,000 meters above sea level to the huge volcano of Piton des Neiges, which rises to 3,069 meters and is the highest mountain peak on the whole island.
Reunion is home to a fascinating bundle of flora and fauna. In the seas you can see the colorful Emperor angelfish, the Moorish idol and the classic Humpback whale. In the forest you can witness the panther chameleon with its clear stripes. While up ahead wandering the skies is the white-tailed Tropicbird. And its flora is flush with vibrant colors sweeping across the island.
What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in France?
The island is home to a tropical climate with cool temperatures from May to November.
Which language is predominantly spoken in the France region?
French and Reunion Creole.
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When is the best time to travel to France for Mountain Climbing?
Visit during the months between June and September for ideal mountain climbing conditions.
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