Pic Maïdo

Guide to the top of Pic Maïdo in Réunion

Pic Maïdo is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.189m (7,181ft) above the sea level, located in Réunion, a French island located in the Indian Ocean, to the east of Madagascar.

Can you drive to Pic Maïdo?

Set high in the Piton des Neiges massif, to the west of the Reunion Island, the road to the summit, nicknamed the balcony of Reunion Island, is totally paved but pretty narrow and curvy. It’s called Route Forestière n°8 du Maïdo (Maïdo Forest Road).

How long is the road to Pic Maïdo?

The road ends on a parking lot. It’s a very scenic drive, with sweeping views of the sea and the nature reserve. Starting at RF6 road, the ascent is 5.4 km (3.35 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 424 meters. The average gradient is 7.85%. The road is very steep, hitting a 12% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

 

 

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