Bourg-Murat (1560m) is the starting point of the RF5 road, also called "the volcano road (la route du volcan)" and is one of the 15 Reunion villages labelled "Village créole" (www.villagescreoles.re).
Bourg-Murat is also a pleasant place to stay with fresh air and is a good starting point to hike around :
- the botanical trail: Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix , with a vertiginous point of view overlooking the Rivière des Remparts
- excursion to the Grand Bassin
- one of the two accesses to the piton des Neige summit starts 2km north from the village (direction "Plaine des Palmistes", on the RN3).