The Piton de la Fournaise: An accessible volcano!

Approaching an erupting volcano is the dream of many of us and doing so is a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed when the opportunity arises.
If you want to take advantage of the eruptive activity which has resumed since 19/02/2019 on Reunion Island, know that this island welcomes many visitors who go to Piton de La Fournaise .
To make the most of this flow, the best way is to get there by rental car via the lava route.
Before starting your journey, you have to think about which rental vehicle to choose to go to Piton de La Fournaise .
Whatever choice is made, it must meet your passenger comfort and safety requirements, we give you some advice to help you in your choice of vehicles.


Practical information on the Piton de la Fournaise to hire the right vehicle


It is important to know that Le Piton de La Fournaise is located on the south-eastern tip of Reunion Island and that it is the only active volcano on the island.
It is one of the top 10 most active volcanoes in the world! Rest assured, the Piton de La Fournaise is in perfect cohabitation with the Reunionese population because it is located in an uninhabited area, hence the interest which is brought to it.
Thanks to its frequent effusive eruptions, it attracts hikers and curious tourists looking for an atypical landscape but also locals who never tire of such a spectacle.
The south coast being endowed with magnificent landscapes, the state of the road at the level of the sand plain which leads to the Piton de La Fournaiseis steep, hence the need to know which is the best vehicle to hire to get to the Volcano .


Are you excited to see an erupting volcano up close? ITC Tropicar Car rental in Reunion Island offers you a wide choice of vehicles adapted to the visit of this site and to your stay configuration (alone, in couple, in family… etc).


Rent a vehicle and go to Piton de La Fournaise

Better choose your rental car to visit the Volcano

To get to Piton de La Fournaise, it is preferable to choose a rental vehicle that will combine business with pleasure.
Whether you are looking for an SUV , a minivan or a seven-seater vehicle , prefer a trunk with large storage capacity.
Some people do not understand why this choice is, but the answer is simple.
With such vehicles, it is possible for you to drive while stopping where you want to take the time to admire the splendor of the landscapes while having the comfort of having all your equipment at hand without feeling cramped. .
To go and see the eruption, it is recommended that you take warm clothing and hiking gear with you, which may be useful during the trip.
Even in the tropics, temperatures cool quickly after dark.


A bigger space? Rent a minivan


Since we are talking about comfort, a minivan or a seven-seater vehicle will allow you to go and observe the eruption day or night without worrying about your safety and even less about your comfort.
In addition, with a large number of places, large families can attack Piton de La Fournaise while staying together. This is the main reason for renting a minivan to visit Reunion Island.


This is a great economic and user-friendly asset, because it allows you to do everything in a group without feeling oppressed. Once you find yourself in a place like Piton de La Fournaise , you only have one desire, to visit anything that seems interesting and create unforgettable memories.