4 days with a donkey in Auvergne
Day 1: Pessade-Orcival
3:30 walking - Hotel / 8 km/ + 100 m / - 400 m
Meeting around 10 o'clock in Pessade (follow the signs "rando- âne" in the village from the large parking where you can leave your vehicle at the entrance of the village). For those who can not begin the stay in the morning, contact us for an early afternoon arrival. It is in this small village that your ass is waiting for you. Hike to reach Servières Lake, a lovely little crater lake a few thousand years old, followed by a gentle descent with beautiful landscapes to reach the village of Orcival.
Possibility for this first day, to hire the services of a mountain tour leader who will allow you in a few hours to read the map (essential to follow a route). He will also make you aware of the good behavior of the donkey ... all this in order to make the best of your stay (More information further for these extra costs).
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Orcival - Farm of the violets - Montlosier
3 to 4 hours walking - Lodge /10 km /+ 450 m / - 510 m
In the morning, the Chain of the Puys is showing itself. Your feets lead you to the "Ferme des violettes" for the pleasure of a family visit (Attention no visit if passing there on Sundays). You will then continue your walk to the castle of Montlosier, home of Maison du Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d'Auvergne. Possible visit of the exhibition on the Chaine des Puys.
Dinner and overnight stay at the lodging of Montlosier.
Day 3: Montlosier - Puy de la Vache - Montlosier / = 300 m / - 300 m
3:30 to 4:30 walking - Lodge
Today, your little donkey plans to rest in the meadow to allow you to evolve with greater freedom on the most emblematic volcanoes of the chain of Puys, this "encyclopedia of volcanism" as Haroun Tazieff liked to define it.
In the morning, at the reception of the house of the Park, think to take your musettes which will help you to discover in the form of pedagogical games, the nature and the environment of Puy de Vichatel (one of our most beautiful cones of slag). In the afternoon, your children will be happy to share with you the climb of the Puy de la Vache and may be of its twin, the Puy de Lassolas.
Dinner and night at the lodging of Montlosier.
Day 4: Château de Montlosier - Pessade
3 to 4 hours walking /13 km / + 550 m / - 150 m
Your last day of hiking with your friendly companion of travel, will make you go up to the farm of Pessade passing by the Narse of Espinasse, real small jewel and relic of the ice age.
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.
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Dates & prices
- Adult price (from 16) : 390 €
- Teenage price from 12 to 15 years : 350 €
- Child under 12 years : 260 €