Zarlor Hike – Piton Rouge in the footsteps of a runaway slave (1 day
Guided hike labelled “Esprit Parc” + a light breakfast +lunch.
Have you heard of King Phaonce? This mythical king, the leader of the runaway slaves, so we are told, whose kingdom extended from Petit Bénare to Grand Bénare ?
Walk in their footsteps, put yourself in the skin of these people who were fleeing slavery along unknown trails.
Fear not, you will have company on this hike, our guide “Eclaireur de l’Ouest” will guide you safely along these paths, marked only by cairns (artificial clusters of stone), left there perhaps by our ancestors, just like Hansel and Gretel, so as not to get lost.
This lovely hike, rich in history, also has splendid views over the west coast.
Your exploration of Reunion heritage will be followed by lunch at Gite des Tamarins « High Hub Hostel.
Technical information (*) :
Technical difficulty: 3 boots + rocky path, falling stones, some slippery stretches
Meet at: 5.30am - "Les Colimaçons" carpool zone - Route des Tamarins
Walk starts at: 6.30am
Price includes: The breakfast, the one-day hike led by a mountain guide and the lunch.
Price does not include: snacks, transfer to the meeting point, additional drinks.
What to bring: good walking shoes + small 10L backpack + water + sun hat + sun cream + waterproofs + fleece + small first-aid kit + snacks.