How to reach the start
At Saint-Denis, take Boulevard Sud, then head for the clinic of Sainte-Clotilde. Go up this road and follow the signs to reach Bois de Nèfles. Pic d’Adam is then signposted all along the road to the car park at the end. At Saint-Denis, take Boulevard Sud, then head for the clinic of Sainte-Clotilde. Go up this road, and follow the signs to reach Bois de Nèfles. Pic d’Adam is then signposted all along the road to the car park at the end.
0 km - Leave the car park and walk up the concrete road for 200 metres.
0.2 km - At junction 1, start the loop to the right, as indicated on the panel installed by the ONF.
0.9 km - The trail climbs gently into the thick vegetation, then you arrive at junction 2 with a dead-end road. To the right, the path leads to the heart of Ravine Blanche, where a water catchment has been constructed Continue straight ahead.
2.3 km - The trail continues to rise along Ravine Blanche until arriving at a first viewpoint, and you’d think that was the end of the climbs.
2.5 km - The trail descends somewhat through beautiful fanjans, then climbs back up.
3.0 km - Last fairly long climb through a more desert-like landscape consisting of thickets and shrubs. You can begin to admire the views towards the east.
3.3 km - Arrive at junction 2, among tamarinds and fanjans. A trail continues straight on towards Roche Ecrite. Take the path on the left.
3.8 km - Continue on a slight slope, with views towards Saint-Denis and Pic d'Adam.
4.0 km - The path turns towards Pic d’Adam and you start to descend.
5.0 km - Pass close to Pic d’Adam and continue the descent. The views are fantastic.
5.5 km - Arriving at junction 3, head for the Pic d'Adam viewpoint. After 100 metres, you’ll discover an exceptional view stretching from La Redoute to Saint-André.
6.2 km - Continue the descent through denser vegetation.
6.7 km - You’re back at the picnic area, a great place to have something to eat.
7.1 km - Back at junction 1, another 200 metres of concrete road to reach the car park.