The association of the Walking Committee of Haute-Loire has been asserting, for 17 years, its position in favor of the practice and development of the hike in Haute-Loire. Our occupation is split in two major approaches of development:
These two approaches lead us up to develop numerous partnerships, especially at the local level with some associations, local governments and private companies.
The practice of the hike hasn’t ceased to grow these past years and the Haute-Loire is an ideal playground for the walkers. The paths of Santiago de Compostela or of Stevenson are the greatest examples, in Haute-Loire, of the flight of the hike. We endeavor to develop and promote all the long-distance footpaths of Haute-Loire.
Apart from the long-distance footpaths (GR), the success of the Walks and Hikes (PR), is also increasing. A great number of territories has already understood the tourism appeal caused by a network of PR walks well thought out, marked and maintained. Thus, we’re in close collaboration with more than 60% of the local council communities of Haute-Loire. They’ve already trust us for the creation and the follow-up of their network of walks and hikes (3 000 km of PR paths).
The guidebook FFRandonnée PR are, today, some indispensable field tools for the touristic development of the territories.
The Walking Committee of Haute-Loire counts 11 federated associations which represent 850 members. We are proud of being able to help and guide them in their development.
The walking committee of Haute-Loire offers to them some hiking group leader and map reading training programs… We also support them during the organization of public walks that can attract hundreds or even thousands of people.