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Half-day Mountain biking descents on Maïdo, Réunion Island (France)


Head to the heights of Réunion Island on a day hike to Maïdo for picturesque panoramic views of the Cirque de Mafate with fully-certified Indian Ocean Island Adventure Guides.

Private and Group

1/2 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug


All Levels


  • Peddle along thrilling trails suited to your level of skill and ability.
  • Capture stunning scenery of the rugged Indian Ocean island.
  • Benefit from having a leader during the mountain biking trip.


Peddle through pristine and breathtaking natural scenery while zooming down some strong descents of Maïdo, looking out across the coastline of Réunion Island.

Rising on the west coast of the island, floating on the Indian Ocean, is the rocky and volcanic peak of Maïdo.

Standing above the city of Saint Paul, the peak holds panoramic views of the Cirque de Mafate, a beautiful caldera that was formed from the collapse of a volcano.

Pristine beaches protected by precious coral reef, rocky formations, thick forest, thrilling trails. The wild landscape outside of Saint Paul is breathtaking and perfect for thrilling biking adventures.

There is a collection of zigzagging trails that are suited to all levels of ability.

For those seeking simple rides with little technical difficulty, then the Discovery Trail is ideal. During the 3-hour ride from the top of Maïdo, which rests at 2,200 meters, you descend to Saint-Gilles les Bains. You’ll discover unique vegetation such as gorse forest and sugar cane fields among others.

Seekers of stronger challenges head to the Maxi Coco Trail, beginning on hard volcanic ground, which can be tricky to navigate. Following a single track through forest, prairies and fields before ending in the dry savannah with picture-perfect views of the Saint Paul bay.

For those looking for a demanding challenge then look no further than the Megavalanche Trail, where you’ll peddle down the well-known Megavalanche. From the top of Maïdo you’ll ride along the edges of the Cirque de Mafate and down into forests and fields and end on a rocky trail to the famous watermill of Saint Paul.

Set among natural lands and sprinkled with isolated villages and hamlets, mountain biking is the most thrilling way to explore this rocky island.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on thrilling biking trails around the rocky Réunion Island on a half-day biking adventure.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This price is for a minimum group of 2.

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What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion



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