It’s better not to start late in order to have a clear view of the Piton des Neiges (SnowPeak) considered to be the highest point in the Indian Ocean. Usually by 10 or 11 am it’s totally surrounded by clouds. I started my ride at 9 am at an altitude of 500 meters with a temperature of 20° C and went up the sugar canes west of the RempartsRiver. When I stopped for lunch at an altitude of just above 2000 meters within the clouds, the temperature had dropped down to 10° C. The Piton des Neiges was constantly in view at a distance shifting between 18 to 25 kilometers.
July 25, 2010
Trip Location: La Plaines des Cafres, Réunion Island
Length: 18.5 miles
Duration: 2 hours
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