Lonely Planet Writer

Eruptions on Reunion continue to attract visitors

On Monday evening the Piton de la Fournaise erupted for an unprecedented fourth time this year.

Piton de la Fournaise.
Piton de la Fournaise. Image by qdos / CC BY-SA 2.0

The previous major eruptions on the French island of Reunion have made headlines and attracted many visitors who are keen to see the lava flows. The island’s rugged interior is now crisscrossed with hundreds of kilometres of well-marked trails (for walking and mountain biking), including some up to the crater of the volcano. Helicopter flights are currently not permitted to over-fly the eruption zone, but they still permit tourists to see lava flows from a safe distance. Read more: eturbonews.com