Practical information

Race format: from 110h (4,5 days) to 200h (8 days)
Disciplines: trek, MTB, packraft, kayak, canyoning, caving, ropes
Distance: full course is 400km ish
Racing category: mixed teams, 4 people per team
Price money: 50 000$ will be divided and allocated to the first 5 teams
A prologue race will establish a ranking then used to determine the start order. To do this, a “Kours la rou” will be organized where each team will run with a reunionese child.
A sleeping card of 10h to 12h will be mandatory: the stop can be of 1/2h to 4-5h in a row and must be taken on CP or TA

Our information guides

Everything else you need to know about the race and the island are in our VIP Guide

You can also check the staff guide, in french, that we have made for our volunteers

Head Quarter

Located in the Village de Corail, 80 avenue de Bourbon 97434 Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains.
The different ceremonies, team’s checking and the whole organisation will be there.
The village will open on Sunday, November 4th 8am and close on Sunday, November 18th 12pm.


Air Austral

This is the aerian partner of the world championship 2018.
Advantageous rates are proposed to the teams, the staff members, officials and VIP from the cities served by the company.
The travel agency Bleu Voyages (Lyon’s office) is in charge of the coordination of ticket requests.
Contact: Lilian Ortega –


At Village de Corail, official site of the race

With 129 studios distributed in all equiped bengalows, the Village de Corail offers many services and activities. It’s possible to go to the restaurant, to the bar, enjoy activities, the swimming pool, the beach which is quite close, there is something to do for everyone. Located in a park, you can go for a walk while staying within the village.
Racers, staff members and VIP have a special rate.
Book by phone: +262 262 24 29 29
Book by email:


Exsel Group
This reunionese hotel group grants a special rate at the hotel l’Alamanda, located in front of the Village de Corail.
L’Alamanda is a 2 stars hotel with Creole architecture. You will find 70 rooms near the beach and the lagoon. Many services are offered with a swimming pool and two restaurants, all this inside of a tropical garden.
Contact : +262 262 33 10 10

If all these establishments are full, the camping Ermitage Lagon is located close to the Village de Corail.
Contact: +262 262 96 36 70

At Hell-Bourg, start village
3 partners associated to the race. A special rate will be annouced soon.

This hotel located in Salazie offers equipped rooms and the possibility to eat in.
As a partner of the ARWC 2018, this hotel offers special rates:
Double room, breakfast included 65€
Single room, breakfast included 60€
Contact: +262 693 06 54 88

Gîte La Mandoze
This Creole “case” that can welcome 30 people in dormitories (common sanitaries for everybody) will offer a typical and warm reunionese atmosphere. There is a restaurant where you can eat specialities with the manager, Patrick, who will not hesitate to play music and local instruments and share this moment with you.
Contact: Patrick Manoro +262 262 47 89 65–chambres-d-hotes/la-mandoze/index.html

Les Jardins d’Héva
Alice Deliger will welcome you in one of the 10 thematic rooms distributed inside of coloured “cases”. This 2 stars hotel have a restaurant where you can eat Creole specialities. You can also enjoy the spa with a jacuzzi, a sauna and a hammam and the possibility to have a relaxing treatment.
Contact: Alice Deliger +262 262 47 87 87

November is a very busy month in terms of tourism for the island. Travelling to the island, accommodation bookings and rentals can get really tough and expensive if you don’t plan your trip long in advance. Our advice is to do it as soon as possible and not to wait the last moment to make all the bookings.

On-site transportation

Car rental
Given the diversity of landscapes and activities offered by the island, the car is the best way to enjoy it. A wide choice is offered to you upon you arrival at the Roland Garros airport with many rental compagnies, very known ones and local ones. Rentals can be per day or per kilometer, depending on your needs. Beware of the conditions imposed by the companies (be at least 23 years old, licence acquired for more than 2 years…). In view of the tourist affluence of November, it’s more prudent to book a vehicle before your arrival.
For more details and advices:

The Car Jaune
Line T will bring you from the Roland Garros (Saint-Denis) airport to Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains everyday from 5:15am to 9:58pm for 5€.
To access to the Village de Corail, the best stop is “Filaos St-Gilles”.
You can find all the routes and the maps on the Car Jaune website

Blacksheep Van Réunion
Our partner offers the possibility to rent wonderful equipped vans. An ideal and very cool way to discover the island.
Contact : Vincent & Franck / Phone: + 262 692 80 88 29

Visit the Southern Reunion Island

The tourism offices from Southern Reunion Island offer many possibilities to discover this part of the island. Culture, sport, discovery, tours…
Click on this link to discover it:
And on this one to make your booking:

Other useful information

Reunion island is located on the South Hemisphere. Because of the proximity with the Tropic of Capricorn, it’s a tropical climate. Reduced by the ocean, the temperature on the coast varies between 18 and 31 °C. On the other hand, at altitude, it can fall to 4°C and seldom exceed 25 °C. The thermometer goes below zero in high mountain. And it’s raining often…

About health
The only real risks of Reunion Island are the sun, mosquitoes and sharks. There is no venemous animal on the island. The snakes that you will can see are not dangerous. On the other hand, if the little scorpions are not deadly, their sting is worse than a wasp sting. Also, some little spiders (bibes) in houses, bigger (babouks) outside, but they are not aggressive, and a giant centipede (called cent pieds), whose sting is painful.