5 days between lakes and volcanoes in Auvergne

Self guided hike 5 days /4 nights
5 days hiking on the volcanoes of Auvergne. In this land of authentic flavors, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Auvergne Volcanoes, take the time to share with family, friends, real authentic moments. Go to meet this fabulous territory. In this gentle landscape, your days of walking will be in harmony with this preserved nature. Here, you will draw all the energy and the benefits of this land of contrast.
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  • Hiking in Auvergne with Aluna Voyages
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  • Self guided trip in Auvergne with Aluna Voyages

Itinerary

  • 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.

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 4 to 5 hours of activity per day ; They are interspersed with breaks.

Consecutive Days of Activities

5 days of activities suitable for families with children.

Elevation / Elevation / Terrain

Low elevation on easy terrain. 

Luggage Transportation

All you have to do is carry your small backpacks with personal belongings of the day as well as your picnics. Your travel bags (or suitcases) will be transported by taxi every day.

Weather Conditions 

Climate of mountain pleasant in the inter seasons and hot in summer. Evenings can be cool. 

Experience Required

No specific experience. Walk regularly and have the pleasure of effort.
Easy journey and accessible to anyone in good health. 


Dates & prices

May to October

For families or groups of friends, from 3 people.

  • Adult price (or from 16 years old) :   505 €
  • Teen price from 12 to 15 years old455 €
  • Child price under 12 years :                   375 €

Possibility of leaving to 2 people without supplement. In this case, the first day, you will have to bring your own luggage to the first accommodation (20 minutes by car), as well as the last day where you collect your luggage in the last hotel of the stay.

Supplement 1 person only on the stay : 100 €. You will need the first day bring your own luggage to the first accommodation (20 minutes by car), and the last day you collect your luggage in the last hotel of the stay.

Our price includes

Meal

Full board from Day 1 dinner to Day 5 lunch.

Transport

Your travel bags (or suitcases) will be transported by taxi (only 1 piece per person of 15 kg maximum any surplus may be refused or surcharged by carriers on site)

Equipment 

Maps and road book for logistics information but also for naturalistic and cultural information.

Accommodation

Hotel and cottage in small dormitory.

Our price does not include

Meal

Drinks and personal extras. Meals not mentioned above.

Transportation 

Travel to the meeting place. For 1 or 2 people on the stay, luggage transport is not included on the first day and the last day.

Various

Paying admissions to parks, sites and museums not included in the program.
Cancellation, Baggage, Interruption and Repatriation Insurance: 3.65% of the price of your trip.
Compulsory registration fee: 15 € per file



Practical info

Your meeting


Public transportation :
In order to limit your CO2 emissions, we encourage you to use public transport to get to Clermont-Fd bus or train station.
From Clermont station to Pessade, about € 60/taxi ride on weekdays and about € 90/taxi ride on Sundays and public holidays.
For information, transport to / from Clermont-Fd - Pessade (60 km return).

By road : 30 km (40 mn) from Clermont-ferrand. Take the N89 in the direction of Mont Dore, then at the Ventouse pass, turn left (dir Besse) then 500 m further on the right on the D5. At Zanière, turn right until Pessade.

Accommodation

2 nights in a hotel ** and 2 nights in a cottage in small dorm.

If you arrive the day before, you can spend the night in Finnish kota or caravan in Pessade.
  • 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)

Food

You have breakfast at the hotel and at the cottage. Picnics are to be transported by yourself. Evening meals are taken at the hotel restaurant and at the cottage.
Evening meals are served in the hotel's restaurant and at the lodge.

Recommended equipment 


A small backpack containing 

• a hat or cap
• a pair of sunglasses
• a rain cape or a K-Way windbreaker or better a Gore-Tex jacket
• toilet paper
• a small personal first aid kit (aspirin, plaster, elastoplast, ...)
• Tupperware with cutlery for picnics and a water container
• Plastic bags to wrap business in bad weather
• a camera / pair of binoculars

For your evening luggage

For taxi transportation : only 1 bag/pers (max weight 12 kg/pers). 
• a cotton or silk sheet for 2 nights at the cottage (blankets are provided)
• canvas or jogging pants
• a pair of tennis or other for the evening
• a polar fur
• spare clothing and underwear
• swimsuit
• toilet kit with a bath towel 

Shoes

• a pair of lightweight walking shoes, preferably already used, or, for sensitive feet, a good pair of reinforced tennis shoes
• socks