2. Reduce your carbon footprint
When packing for your trip to Reunion Island, we recommend you keep your suitcase as light as possible, to reduce its impact on your travel-related energy consumption. You might also want to offset the carbon footprint of your trip by volunteering in an environmental project.
Once on the island, you can visit Reunion on foot on the hiking trails that cover a total of around 900 kilometres. There are paths to suit every preference and walking level, from kids’ trails and family walks to the great GR hiking trails suitable for experienced hikers. The ultimate island boasts three GR hiking trails officially approved by the French Hiking Federation: the GRR1 (60km) around the Piton des Neiges via the three cirques, the GRR2 (130km) which crosses the island from north to south via the Piton des Neiges and the Piton de La Fournaise, and the GRR3 (47,5 km) which visits the Cirque of Mafate, a cirque that can only be reached on foot. Reunion can also be explored by bike, on over 200 kilometres of cycle paths that will take you around the entire island. On foot, by bike, or even by bus! Car Jaune operate Reunion’s interurban bus network which covers the whole island. On Reunion Island, the people have an original way of requesting the bus driver to stop – they clap their hands twice! But you can also opt for the more classic way – and simply press on the button.