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Reunion Island - Mountain Bike Tour - 7 Nights

Mountain biking is certainly one of the most exciting and intense ways to discover the incredible island of Reunion. Mountain biking here is generally not for the faint-of-heart, as trails are often steep and volcanic terrain rough and sometimes unpredictable.

There are, however, a number of trails that are appropriate for novice or intermediate riders. Le Maido is the island's most renowned spot for downhill biking, and during peak tourist season, the area is teeming with mountain bikers from far and wide. La Maido boasts more than 100 kilometers of marked trails, some quite difficult and others manageable for those with a minimal amount of experience. Short tracks take as little as 40 minutes to descend while other rides may last up to 2 hours.

If you prefer, you can employ the services of a guide for your mountain biking excursion or join a group of mountain bikers of a similar skill level. Guides ensure your safety, whether you're biking down the Piton des Nieges or taking a simpler and less steep track. Bike rental shops are also plentiful and offer the latest in mountain bikes and equipment.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • RETURN FLIGHTS ON AIR AUSTRAL FROM JHB
  • AIRPORT TAXES
  • 7 NIGHTS B&B , SUBJECT TO HOTELS AVAILABILITY
  • 5 DAYS OF CAR RENTAL (GROUP A, TWINGO 2 DOORS) FROM/TO ST-GILLES
  • ALL TRANSFERS AS SHOWN FROM AND TO THE AIRPORT AND INTER-SITES
  • ONE DESCENT WITH A GUIDE (MAÏDO / ST-GILLES)
  • MONTAIN BIKE RENTALS AS DESCRIBED (4 RENTALS , DAY OR 1/2 DAY)
ITINERARY:

D.1 MEET AND GREET AT THE AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL ALLAMANDA (2*) AT ST-GILLES. AFTERNOON
AT LEISURE AND OVERNIGHT.

D.2 EARLY IN THE MORNING, PICK UP THE CAR AND SELF DRIVE TO CILAOS. SET UP AT HOTEL LE VIEUX CEP
AND MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR AROUND THE PLACE : IN THE FOREST, UP TO LA ROCHE MERVEILLEUSE OR TO
SMALL VILLAGES : ILET À CORDES .. ; MOUNTAIN OFFICE MIGHT SUGGEST ALL THE TOURS THAT CAN BE
DONE ON THE PLACE. (1/2 DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTAL IS INCLUDED).
OVERNIGHT AT LE VIEUX CEP (3*)

D.3 WE SUGGEST TO WAKE UP EARLY IN THE MORNING TO ENJOY THE WONDERFUL SCENERIES SURROUNDED
BY THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS, AND MAKE SOME MORE MOUNTAIN BIKE IN THE FOREST TO BRAS SEC ( FULL
DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTAL IS INCLUDED). THEN YOU WILL ENJOY A BREAK BY THE POOL OF THE HOTEL
OR EVEN RELAX IN ITS JACUZZI. OVERNIGHT AT LE VIEUX CEP (3*)

D.4 AFTER BREAKFAST YOU WILL LEAVE CILAOS TO DRIVE BACK TO THE SEA SIDE AND EXPLORE THE WILD
YOUTH PART OF THE ISLAND. EARLY AFTERNOON, SELF-DRIVE TO « PLAINE DES CAFRES », NEAR THE
VOLCANO. SET UP AND OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL LE GERANIUM (2*)

D.5 EARLY MORNING, MEETING AT THE MOUNTAIN BIKE SHOP TO GET A TRANSFER BY CAR TO THE VOLCANO
WITH A BIKE AND ENJOY A 30 KMS DESCENT IN THE IMPRESSIVE VOLCANIC AREA. DROP OFF THE BIKE,
THEN SELF DRIVE TO THE EAST COAST.
SET UP AND OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL LA FOURNAISE (3*) AT STE ROSE

D.6 SELF DRIVE TO THE SMALL TOWN OF BRAS PANON FROM WHERE YOU WILL COLLECT YOUR BIKE TO
EXPLORE THE GREEN EAST COAST - IN THE AFTERNOON, SELF-DRIVE TO ST-GILLES AND DROP OFF THE CAR
AT THE HOTEL. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL ALAMANDA (2*)

D.7 WITH A GUIDE , A GREAT TOUR WITH MOUNTAIN BIKE : « THE GREAT DESCENT » , FROM THE HOTEL ( 1500
M. ) TO THE WEST COAST AND BEACHES OF ST-GILLES, THROUGH THE FOREST, THE GERANIUM AND SUGAR
CANE FIELDS : A BREATHTAKING EXPERIENCE, AND A MUST FOR ANY BIKER IN REUNION
TRANSFER BACK TO HOTEL ALAMANDA (2*) FOR OVERNIGHT

D.8 MORNING AT LEISURE. ACCORDING FLIGHT SCHEDULES, TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

MINIMUM OF 2 PAX IS COMPULSORY. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITIES AND WEATHER CONDITIONS

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
Any items of a personal Nature
Travel Insurance
Meals not mentioned / included
Nightly Tourist tax which is payable directly at each hotel - approx EUR0.80 pp/pn
Optional Excursions
Tips, Drinks, Taxi fares etc.

PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR UPDATED PRICING AS EXCHANGE RATES FLUCTUATE DAILY. HIGH SEASON SURCHARGES WILL APPLY. WE HAVE SPECIAL FARES ON AIR AUSTRAL SO WE WILL BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS.
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