4.Taming the Dimitile
As with all Reunion’s summits, Dimitile, in the L’Entre-Deux Highlands, has a selection of slopes for adventurers. It’s possible to work those calf muscles with a wide range of hikes to suit all levels. Budding walkers or avid trekkers, there’s a climb for everyone to enjoy in an intensely pure natural setting. Water bottles, snacks and sun cream, we’re ready for anything! There’s a bit of history on the slopes of Dimitile too. As we follow the bends, we delve into the island’s past and its runaway slaves in search of freedom. We learn that Dimitile gets its name from a runaway slave known as the “elusive” one. Once we reach the summit, a viewpoint reveals a superb panorama over Cilaos. We take plenty of photos while an orientation table helps us to see where we are between the steep ridges of the cirque.