Abstieg zum Rivière des Galets (Blick zurück auf den Weg)

From Roche Plate there are two paths that lead to Marla. On the one hand, the GR R3 via Trois Roches and Îlet Plaine des Sables and our GR R2, which leads via La Nouvelle to Marla. While the first one has a gentle 750 meters of altitude and is about 8 km long, the […]

Îlet des Lataniers, auf der anderen Seite wieder Grand-Place. Rechts im Bild der Piton des Calumets, im Bildhintergrund der Morne de Fourche.

After breakfast (baguette, butter, jam, tea), we start today’s hike at 8 am to Roche Plates via the Îlet des Orangers. We go back to the GR-R2 and turn left towards Rivière des Galets. The sign says: 3 hours to the Îlet des Orangers. We say: Well, interesting. 😉 The path first leads us downhill […]

Réunionschwarzkehlchen (Saxicola tectes)

Cock-a-doodle-doo! From 4:30 a.m. we are repeatedly woken up by the roosters, until at 6:30 a.m. the alarm clock really calls us to get up. Now it’s time to get dressed, pack our backpacks and at 7:00 we go to breakfast. We start the day with baguette, butter, jam, and tea. We set off at […]

Roche Écrite, Crête de la Marianne, Crête d'Aurère mit Piton Cabris, Rivière des Galets und im Hintergrund in den Wolken der Morne de Fourche

The map shows a very overgrown wall, the height lines are close together. It is hard to imagine that a path runs into the Cirque de Mafate here, but it does, the GR R2 is marked here. In less than 4 kilometres of trail, it descends 700 metres in altitude, and in the steepest part […]

Im Feuchtwald auf etwa 1.800 m Höhe

We didn’t really sleep well that first night. Everything is wet and smells a bit moldy. The mood does not improve when we put on the wet clothes at 6 o’clock in the morning. Socks, underwear, shirt, pants, fleece: all wet. We try to take it with humor and trust the reports that this is […]