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Best walks in Auvergne

La Banne d'Ordanche
Distance12.98km Vertical gain+354m Vertical drop-351m Duration4h35 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Orcival - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

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

The Puy de Sancy via the Courre Valley
Distance6.68km Vertical gain+526m Vertical drop-526m Duration3h10 Average Average
DepartureDeparture in Mont-Dore - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A very beautiful hike in a conservation area.

The Chiloza falls
Distance4.79km Vertical gain+140m Vertical drop-140m Duration1h40 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture 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.

A circuit around Puy de Sancy
Distance13.84km Vertical gain+922m Vertical drop-922m Duration6h10 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Mont-Dore - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A trip to highest point of the Massif Central.

Puy-de-Dôme passing through the col de Ceyssat
Distance5.46km Vertical gain+392m Vertical drop-392m Duration2h30 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Puy de Lassolas and Puy de la Vache
Distance4.31km Vertical gain+220m Vertical drop-214m Duration1h45 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Grand Tour of Lac Pavin
Distance7.59km Vertical gain+220m Vertical drop-217m Duration2h40 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Tour of the Puy Mary - GR400
Distance51.8km Vertical gain+2459m Vertical drop-2459m Duration20h40 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture in Le Falgoux - 15 - Cantal

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

Lac Chambon - Murol
Distance11.78km Vertical gain+321m Vertical drop-317m Duration4h10 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

On the trail of the Druids
Distance4.88km Vertical gain+206m Vertical drop-206m Duration1h55 Easy Easy
DepartureDeparture 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.

Puy de Sancy through the Chaudefour valley
Distance16.35km Vertical gain+901m Vertical drop-903m Duration6h50 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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
Distance23.6km Vertical gain+570m Vertical drop-361m Duration8h05 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Rochebaron Castle
Distance9.18km Vertical gain+443m Vertical drop-447m Duration3h40 Average Average
DepartureDeparture 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.

Loop around Plomb du Cantal
Distance14.25km Vertical gain+892m Vertical drop-891m Duration6h10 Difficult Difficult
DepartureDeparture 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.

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