Auvergne and 3 types of volcanoes

3 days of volcanic trekking
Guided hike in the Auvergne. We welcome you in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne to make you discover, in gentleness, this land of traditions, authentic and exceptional geological character. Volcanic weekend, rich in emotions. Will the strange phenomenon of Laschamps's magnetic inversion make you lose your head ?
The diversity of hiking on 3 days with 3 different volcanoes is a true concentrate of natural and cultural riches ...
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    Summer landscape of Auvergne
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    Auvergne landscape
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    The estives of Auvergne
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    Landscape of Auvergne with épilobes

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Laschamps - La Vache & Lassolas

    Activity : 2:30 to 3 hours / Night in a hotel room (2 pers / room) or in dorm

    Meet at 2 pm in Laschamps in your accommodation or at 1 pm in front of the Clermont-Ferrand SNCF station (30 € / pers for a round trip). Installation in your accommodation. Departure at 14 pm for the Puys de la Vache and Lassolas, twin volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys. You will climb without difficulty the slopes of these two magnificent volcanoes. Back in Laschamps, you will be disoriented by a strange phenomenon called magnetic inversion.

  • Day 2: Puy de Dôme - Puy de Pariou

    Activity: 5 to 6 hours / Night in a hotel room (2 pers / room) or in dorm

    Departure in the morning for the ascent of Puy de Dôme. Step by step, you will approach the giant of this Chain and by the "historical path of the muleteers" you will reach the "Temple of Mercury" on this summit full of history. After this 360 ° panorama, you will descend on the north side by "Le nid de la poule" to reach "Le Puy de Pariou", the youngest volcano in the Chaîne des Puys. Back to the pass of Ceyssat by a path without difficulty before finding your accommodation.

  • Day 3: Lac Servières

    Activity: 3 to 4 hours

    On the outskirts of a magnificent crater lake, with crystal clear waters and changing reflections, the estives will tell you about the old days when the shepherds made the creamy St Nectaire, this cheese of kings, in the "tras". Dispersion of the group in the late morning (free lunch). For those arriving by train, return to the station of Clermont-Ferrand at 1 pm.

Disclaimer

The route can be modified for reasons of safety, meteorology or unforeseen events linked to events beyond our control: cut roads, local festivals ... "Aluna Voyages" and its team will always strive to provide the best solution.

Level

Walking or Activity Time

The days offer 3 to 6 hours of activity per day ; They are interspersed with breaks.

Consecutive Days of Activities

3 days of hiking with little difference in level, on easy and varied ground.

Carrying bag ?

Only the personal belongings of the day.


Weather conditions

Pleasant mountain climate. The evenings are cool.

Problems for Walking

Low elevation on easy trails. 

Experience Required 

No specific experience. Easy travel, accessible to any healthy person wanting to discover a wild and authentic nature.


Dates & prices

From To Price Status
€350.00
Guaranteed with 3 pers. min.
€350.00
Guaranteed
€350.00
Guaranteed with 3 pers. min.
€350.00
Guaranteed with 3 pers. min.
€350.00
Guaranteed with 3 pers. min.
€350.00
Guaranteed with 3 pers. min.
€350.00
Guaranteed with 3 pers. min.
€350.00
Guaranteed with 3 pers. min.
€350.00
Guaranteed with 3 pers. min.
€250.00
Guaranteed with 3 pers. min.
2 to 8 people maximum for this trip.

For accommodation in a hotel room (2 persons / room)

  • Price for adults and teenagers (from 12 years) : 350 €
Single room supplement : 80 € / pers
Extra night in B & B (before or after the stay) : contact us to book

For group lodging (up to 6 persons / dorm)

  • Adults and adults price (from 12 years) : 320 €


Privatize your stay !

Contact us for any other departure if you wish to privatize your stay: go on weekdays, family ...

For accommodation in hotel room (2 persons / room)

  • Price for adults and teenagers (from 12 years) : 350 €
  • Price for children from 6 to 11 years old :              285 €
For group lodging (up to 6 persons / room)
Adults and adults price (from 12 years) :                        320 €
Child price from 6 to 11 years  :                                           245 €

Our price includes :

Guides

A guide for 8 participants.

Accommodation

Lodge in shared room or hotel. Depending on the option chosen, in a room for 2 persons or in group lodging in a room for 5 to 6 people.

Meal

Full board from dinner  day 1 to breakfast day 3.

Transportation

Included from the first day at the hotel or lodge to the end of the stay day 3 before lunch.

Other equipment

Collective first aid kit.

Visit

No visit. The visit of Vulcania is optional, before or after the stay (contact us for more information on this or to book your entries in the biggest attraction center about volcanoes).

Our price does not include :

Meal

Personal Drinks and Extras
Breakfast and lunch on day 1 ; Lunch and dinner on day 3.

Accommodation

Single room (80 € / person).

Transportation 

No transportation the first day to get to the hotel-lodge and on the last day after the end of trip (around midday).

Various

Paying entries in the parks, sites and museums not included in the program.
Insurance cancellation, luggage, interruption of stay and repatriation assistance : 3.65% of the price of your trip.
Compulsory registration fee : 15 € per person

Practical info

Accomodation

Nights in lodging-hotel, in a small village of medium mountain, close to the great spaces.

Rooms of 2 persons for the lodging in hotel room and rooms spacious from 5 to 6 people for lodging in lodging.

The gite-hotel also has large living areas and a large terrace.

Hotel services

Rooms for 2 people. Supplements for single rooms (contact us to reserve this type of rooms). Private bathroom and toilets. Bed sheets and towels included.


Lodge services

Collective rooms for 5 to 6 people. Bathroom and shared toilets. Bring sleeping bag or sheets, as well as towels. Bolster case and cover at your disposal. Possibility to rent sheets: 6 € 50 a pair.

Food

Lunch in the form of a picnic or as a snack in small restaurants ; The evening meals are warm and cooked.

Guide

Mountain tour leader who will show you its wonderful region.

How to get there ?

In order to limit your CO2 emissions, we encourage you to use public transport :

Train station of Clermont-Ferrand. Numerous daily connections TER.

• Direct train : Departure Paris Bercy : 09h00 > Arrival Clermont-Ferrand : 12h31
• Direct return : Departure Clermont-Ferrand : 13h25 > Arrival Paris Bercy : 16h57

Meeting at 1 pm in front of the train station of Clermont-Ferrand on D1 and return to the station of Clermont-Ferrand on D3 at 1 pm (30 € / pers for a round trip). To reach the meeting point from the railway station, consider booking a transport with your guide on + 33 6 78 40 36 79 (Christophe) / + 33 6 74 28 70 98 (Isabelle).

Otherwise, for another schedule from Clermont-Ferrand station in Laschamps, about € 35 / taxi ride on weekdays and about € 50 / taxi ride on Sundays and public holidays.

By the road

20 km (20 mn) from Clermont-Ferrand, take the road to Orcine, direction Puy de Dôme. At the place called, "La font de l'arbre", continue on the D941 for 3 km before turning on Laschamps.

If you come by car : Meeting at 2 pm directly at the hotel.

Before & after your stay

Contact us if you wish to discover our region before or after the stay. We will be happy to arrange a program adapted to your desires or simply to reserve you accommodation.

Recommended equipment

A small backpack containing :

Essential :

• a water container (1 or 2 l)
• 1 knife and cutlery
• 1 bowl or Tupperware type box for lunch salads
• Cup

Strongly advised :

• a hat or cap
• a pair of sunglasses
• a rain cape
• a K-Way type wind vest or better a Gore-Tex vest
• toilet paper and lighter
• a small personal pharmacy (aspirin, plaster, elastoplast, ...)
• plastic bags to wrap business in bad weather
• a camera
• a pair of binoculars

For the evenings (for information only) :
• canvas or jogging pants
• a frontal night light
• a pair of tennis or other for the evening
• a polar fur
• spare clothing and several underwear
• a swimsuit for possible swimming
• toilet kit with a bath towel

For nights in dorm :
• a sleeping bag (possibility to rent the sheets : 6 € 50 a pair)
• Towels

To shoe :
• a pair of lightweight walking shoes, preferably already used, or for sensitive feet, a good pair of reinforced tennis shoes
• a few pairs of socks