5 days between lakes and volcanoes in Auvergne
Day 1: Pessade - Orcival
3:30 hours walking - Hotel / 8 km / +100 m / -400 m
RDV 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 - Montlosier
3 to 4 hours walking - Lodge / 12 km / +450 m / - 510 m
In the morning, the Chaine des Puys is showing itself. 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 - Laschamps
4 to 5 hours walking - Lodge / 9 to 11 km / +350 m / -250 m
Today, hike on the Chaîne des Puys. between sheep pastures and forest.
Possibility of climbing the Puys de La Vache and its twin Puy de Lassolas, before reaching the small village of Laschamps at the foot of Puy de Dome.
Day 4: Laschamps - Lake Aydat (or Lake La Cassière)
4 to 5 hours walking - Hotel / 9 to 12 km / +80 m / -220 m
Départ de votre gîte pour rejoindre par les cheires (coulée de lave) le lac d'Aydat,
Possibilité de baignade (dans la zone de baignade protégée).
Day 5: Lac d'Aydat (ou Lac de La Cassière) - Pessade
3:30 to 4:30 hours walking / 8 to 12 km / +300 m / -150 m
Your last day of hiking, you will go up to the village of Pessade through the Narse d'Espinasse, a real 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 (or from 16 years old) : 505 €
- Teen price from 12 to 15 years old : 455 €
- Child price under 12 years : 375 €
Our price includes
Our price does not include
- Adult Kota night : 20 €/night in the Kota
- Child under 12 years : 15 €/night in the Kota
- Evening meal + breakfast : 25 €/adult and 17 €/child
- Full board (Dinner / Breakfast / Picnic) delivered to kota : 38 €/adult and 25 €/child (under 12 years old)