Plaine-des-Cafres is made up of farmed fields and natural landscapes ideal for various sports such as hiking (up to Piton des Neiges, for example), horse-riding, mountain-biking and so on. This high plateau is crossed by the volcano forest road that runs up to Piton de la Fournaise, through Bourg-Murat and its Cité du Volcan visitors’ centre.
Other high plains can be found in the centre of Réunion, including the plains of Affouches, Chicots, Lianes, Fougères to name but a few. To the south, Plaine Grègues sits at the lowest altitude and is the home of “Indian saffron» or turmeric growing, a spice emblematic of Réunionnais cuisine. It even has its own “Maison” at Saint-Joseph, which shows how it is transformed from the plant root to the spice.
A visit that will spice up the stories of your travels !