Climbing Piton Maido in La Reunion

Enjoy incredible views of La Reunion's Cirque de Mafate from the Piton Maido summit accompanied by IFMGA-certified mountain guide Olivier.




Trip Duration

1/2 day

Mountain Range

Piton des Neiges

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


Come climb Piton Maido and enjoy magnificent views of the famous Cirque de Mafate in Reunion Island!

This 2170-meter needle is right at the center of the Cirque de Mafate. Less popular than nearby Piton de la Fournaise, Piton Maido offers different routes available to climbers of all levels. Once at the top, the magnificent views of the mountains and the deep blue sea as a backdrop will leave you breathless.

I offer two different alternatives to climb Piton Maido. Intermediate climbers can choose to ascend using the “Fil du rasoir” route, while beginners should opt for the “Clin d’oeil au defi” route. This last option is accessible to anybody with an average physical condition.

La Reunion Island is located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. It is an overseas department of France. It is 63 kilometers long and 45 kilometers wide. With its volcanoes and beautiful and unique beaches, La Reunion is a major tourist attraction in this corner of the world.

If you’re visiting La Reunion, don’t miss out on this Piton Maido ascent! The stunning views from the top will leave a long-lasting impression. I’ll even include photos and video footage with the price to make sure you’ll take the memories home.  I can guarantee you won’t regret it!

Want to check out different climbing options in La Reunion? Take a look at my 3 Salazes 1-day guided climbing traverse!

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need more information on this tour. I’m an IFMGA-certified mountain guide and will be excited to show you around La Reunion’s most beautiful spots!




Price per person

1 Person
225 USD

Group of 2
112 USD

Group of 3
90 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

More info

Prices listed correspond to the "Clin d'oeil au defi" option. Prices for the "Fil du rasoir" option are as follows: €220 for 1 person, €110 per person for a group of 2.

I will lend you a harness and helmet if you choose the "Fil du rasoir" route, but please make sure you bring the following items with you:

- Hiking shoes
- Small backpack
- Gore-tex jacket
- Light pants and shorts
- Fleece
- Sunscreen
- Sunglasses
- Food and water


About the Guide


I've worked for more than 20 years as mountain rescuer in PGHM in the Alps, Pyrenees and Réunion. Now I devote my time to make you discover in all safety the hidden and wild beauty of the Réunion island. I want to share with you my passion for mountain sports.
I hold the following professional certifications that allow me to supervise mountain sports: UIAGM/IFMGA high mountain guide, canyoning instructor (DEJEPS canyoning) and climbing instructor (DEJEPS climbing and DEJEPS climbing in natural environments).
The Réunion island is known mainly for its magnificent coasts and beaches and the volcano "Piton de la Fournaise". But it's also filled with magnificent natural sites, wild and preserved, that I will help you to discover.

FROM 90 USD per person


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