Getting There & Away
Mafate is only accessible on foot via various routes. The most convenient one is from the Col des Bœufs in the Cirque de Salazie. Other routes into Mafate from the Cirque de Salazie are the Sentier Scout and Sentier Augustave. From the Cirque de Cilaos, access is possible via the Col du Taïbit (2082m).
From the west coast, the most straightforward way to get into the Cirque de Mafate is via Rivière des Galets. Other options are from Sans Souci via the Canalisation des Orangers and from Le Maïdo down to Roche-Plate.