Le Maïdo means « burned land ».
This peak of Saint Paul is located at 2205 meters from the sea level. You can have easily access to it by car and enjoy your day in the mountain. At his peak, Le Maïdo provides a beautiful landscape on the « Cirque de Mafate ». If you are lucky with a sky not too cloudy, you will see the roof of Reunion Island, « Le piton des Neiges » (snow peak) which is at 3070 meters from the sea level.
For those who feel in the mood, it is also the starting point of hike « Le grand Benare » (Around 3h30)
During the week-end Le Maïdo is really appreciated by local families who enjoy to have lunch in the woods. There are also some activities in the woods that are delightful like horseback riding or mountain bike descent. Indeed there are one of the best spot of the Island to practice the mountain bike descent.
Distillery of plant
On the way to Le Maïdo, you should stop by the distillery of plant. Real traditional process of creating the essence of Geranium and vetiver, the product there are famous for their quality.