The highest point on Réunion, at 3,071 metres above sea level. The Piton des Neiges is an old, now dormant volcano that has not been active for over 12,000 years. Formed five million years ago and emerged from the Indian Ocean over three million years, creating the island as we know it today. Located at the centre of Réunion, Piton des Neiges is north of the Cilaos cirque and to the south of the Salazie cirque. The Piton des Neiges which means Snow Peak in English is anything but that; The mountain rarely sees snowfall.
Popular with walking enthusiasts, there is little more spectacular than watching a sunrise from the peak, this takes about 2 hours however you will be rewarded with a magical sunrise and views of the island.