North Réunion Intercommunal Tourist Office

Pic Adam, also called Piton Bois de Nèfles

The forest path runs alongside individual houses. Quickly, you arrive at a fork: turn left, towards Bois de Nèfles and CD 49 (4km)... from the right, you will arrive at Roche Ecrite!!!

The route plunges into longoses, eucalyptus and tree ferns. Initially dry, the ground becomes humid as it passes a ravine. Go to the right bank to dive back into a ravine and go back up. this will give you a first view of Sainte-Marie. At the fork, a little higher up, turn left and admire the view: the Chaudron, the Rivière des Pluies and Sainte-Marie are all in front of you! Go left downhill until the fork. You will quickly reach the summit! Take the time to admire the panorama: from Cape Bernard to Sainte-Suzanne, no obstacle will stop your gaze on this territory that the first inhabitants of the island nicknamed “Le Beau Pays - the Beautiful Country”.

On the way back, retrace your steps and turn left to rejoin the path. The descent takes place on a steep slope to the picnic area set up by the ONF. The path goes back to the right one space. You emerge at the edge of a pineapple field and find the concrete path from the start below.



In season, bring your bag for guava picking, which are very plentiful on this site!

Pleasant walk 20 minutes from the capital. Although the ascent of Pic Adam is arduous, it’s relatively quick, and the return therefore represents a real walk in the park.

For large families, why not organize a picnic under the cryptomeria forest and while the curry cooks over a slow fire, the more sporty can enjoy the ascent of Pic Adam. Reminder: there are fire pits set up near the kiosks. Wild fires are prohibited in the forest.



  • Altitude : 1124m
  • Elevation gain: 400 m
  • Difficulty: +
  • Walking time: 1h30 return



By car, from Saint-Denis, go up to the Sainte-Clotilde clinic. From there, follow the direction of Bois-de-Nèfles, always remaining on the main road until the crow's feet. Turn left, Chemin du Piton. You have to go to the end of the main road until it becomes a concrete forest path. Park as soon as possible. Follow the ONF sign on site which indicates the trail.

By bus: Citalis line 24 (terminus)