No need to introduce mountain biking which has been successfull worldwide since its emergence in the '80s. Reunion is no exception to this craze, and offers numerous tracks for all levels. You ought to check with local professionals to know the current conditions of the tracks.
To see the world - and Reunion Island - from another point of view, why not try the recumbent bike?
Also known as a horizontal bike, you’ll be comfortably installed in a seat on three wheels, and pedal effortlessly while admiring the scenery going by!
You can enjoy it on the coast as well as in the mountain, or along the bicycle paths...
These tracks are of different difficulty levels, indicated by different colors, like on ski slopes.
Green = trail accessible to beginners.
Blue = easy run.
Red = trail of moderate difficulty.
Black = difficult track for experienced mountain bikers.
10 stations share these tracks:
"Geranium" in le Maïdo, l '"Entre-Deux", "Cilaos", "Goyavier" and "Volcano" in the High Plains, "Vacoa" in St Philippe, "Vert Bleue" in Ste Rose, Bras Panon, Salazie and St Denis
- For beginners
As for skiing, start with the green slopes, then you may be tempted by the blue slopes, still accessible. Or simply discover the quiet coastal paths which are less steep ...
- For fans
The blue runs (in particular Maïdo) or red runs(such as the "Volcano" station).
- For experienced mountain bikers
The black runs down from Cilaos or Maïdo, or the Volcano (30 km long with 1,300 m of difference in altitude!). The former Mégavalanche route going from Tévelave to St Leu.
- Also try Quad biking !
Two companies offer you to discover the joys of quad biking: with mountain bike wheeled vehicles, ride the paths of the Etang Salé forest, and even downhill on the Dimitile slopes for the more daring !
For crazy mountain bikers ...
* The "Mégavalanche" departs at 2000 meters high and arrives on the beach of St Paul. This sport event attracts champions from all over.
* The "VTT Run Tour", a sport expedition in stages over several days, is gaining steadily in reputation.