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Walking La Banne d'Ordanche ( Download : PDF )
distance 8.06mi Vertical gain +1161ft Vertical drop -1152ft duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Orcival - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A hiking trail in the Auvergne summer pastures, on a summit overlooking the spa resort of La Bourboule.

distance 4.15mi Vertical gain +1726ft Vertical drop -1726ft duration 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mont-Dore - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A very beautiful hike in a conservation area.

Walking The Chiloza falls ( Download : PDF )
The Chiloza falls
distance 2.98mi Vertical gain +459ft Vertical drop -459ft duration 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A wander among the underbrush along the Couze Pavin, from bank to bank, flowing in cascades.

distance 8.6mi Vertical gain +3025ft Vertical drop -3025ft duration 6h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Mont-Dore - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A trip to highest point of the Massif Central.

Puy de Lassolas and Puy de la Vache
distance 2.68mi Vertical gain +722ft Vertical drop -702ft duration 1h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Genès-Champanelle - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A short hike to climb two volcanoes with their typical open craters to delight amateur geologists and curious hikers. A beautiful view from the top of the Puy de Lassolas on over the Chaîne des Puys to the north and Monts Dore to the south.

distance 3.39mi Vertical gain +1286ft Vertical drop -1286ft duration 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Orcines - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

Just above Clermont-Ferrand, the inescapable climb to Puy-de-Dôme through the col de Ceyssat is a short but intense hike with an astonishing view over Clermont-Ferrand, the chaîne des Puys, paragliders and Millevaches.

Caution, it's a very popular walk so be sure to do it during week days for a bit of peace and quiet.

distance 4.85mi Vertical gain +732ft Vertical drop -735ft duration 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A Grand Tour of the beautiful and mysterious Lac Pavin, passing by the Puy de Montchal and the Creux de Soucy chasm.

distance 32.19mi Vertical gain +8064ft Vertical drop -8064ft duration 20h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Le Falgoux - 15 - Cantal

A beautiful three-day hike, sleeping in a bivouac, with interesting variations in altitude.

distance 3.03mi Vertical gain +676ft Vertical drop -676ft duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Fayet-le-Château - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

Nature walk between meadows, forest, streams and ancient mills, a site rich in history. Pass through amazing places that are linked to druidic rituals and gatherings.

Walking Lac Chambon - Murol ( Download : PDF )
distance 7.32mi Vertical gain +1053ft Vertical drop -1040ft duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chambon-sur-Lac - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A circuit that forms a figure of 8 around Lac Chambon, with panoramic views of the lake and the Sancy range, the Valley of Chaudefour and a section through Murol via its castle.

Puy de Sancy through the Chaudefour valley
distance 10.16mi Vertical gain +2956ft Vertical drop -2963ft duration 6h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chambon-sur-Lac - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

The very secretive and beautiful Chaudefour valley is a classified natural site, closed up by the steep contours of a glacial cirque. Peaks, needles, plumbs are as many natural defences for an intact and preserved valley.

The Way of St James. Stage 1. Puy-en-Velay / St Privat d'Allier
distance 14.67mi Vertical gain +1870ft Vertical drop -1184ft duration 8h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Puy-en-Velay - 43 - Haute-Loire

Twenty to thirty thousand walkers set out from Puy-en-Velay every year to do the pilgrimage along the Way of St. James. Discover the Way of St. James by doing the first stage by foot. You can return to Puy-en-Velay in the evening in a special coach.

Walking Rochebaron Castle ( Download : PDF )
Rochebaron Castle
distance 5.7mi Vertical gain +1453ft Vertical drop -1467ft duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bas-en-Basset - 43 - Haute-Loire

Rochebaron Castle is the emblematic site in the Bas-en-Basset and Monistrol-sur-Loire area.
Beautiful views, first over the Loire and, on the return journey, over the Meygal massif.

distance 8.85mi Vertical gain +2927ft Vertical drop -2923ft duration 6h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Albepierre-Bredons - 15 - Cantal

Its height of 1855 metres make Plomb du Cantal the second highest peak in the Massif Central after the Puy de Sancy.
Starting from the Col de Prat de Bouc, this hike initially leads to the summit ascent and descent on the northern slope, followed by a climb up the slopes of the Puy du Rocher before returning to Prat de Bouc.

distance 7.31mi Vertical gain +712ft Vertical drop -712ft duration 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Vergheas - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A hike between rivers and woodland hills, in the Combrailles region.