Walk among varied landscapes, adapted to families and sportspersons, in the South of Auvergne. This guide book shows a selection of 43 walking tours in Haute-Loire. Some gorges still wild between Loire and Allier, some remarkable volcanic plateaus, some accessible mountainous massifs and offering some exceptional panoramas.
Longing for holidays in the peaceful environment of nature? The 43 walks of this guide book will allow you to discover remarkable sites and a nature still preserved. You will be able to walk in the massifs of Meygal (1436 m high) and of Mezenc (1753 m high), in the plateaus of Margeride and La Chaise-Dieu or still, in the wild gorges of the many tributaries of the Loire and Allier. In these places, observing the fauna and flora of Haute-Loire will be a pleasure… this guide is essential to visit the nature side of Haute-Loire.
With Le Puy-en-Velay and its historical center designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Arlempdes, Blesle, Lavaudieu and Pradelles are classified among the most beautiful villages of France. The Haute-Loire offers a rich heritage which will thrill the architecture and history enthusiasts. This guide book will invite you to visit castles, abbeys and other chapels, so abundant in our county.
Region of medium-altitude mountains, the Haute-Loire offers a great diversity of landscapes and footpath adapted to the highest number. With children or for experienced walkers, the duration of the strolls are spread from 45 minutes to 6 hours and 30 minutes.
The walks are passable the most part of the year; yet, those in the region of high altitude can’t be cross during winter where the snow is often plentiful.
The hikes of this guidebook “The Haute-Loire by foot” are certified Respirando®. This label insures the walkers that it’ll always follow an itinerary of quality, in public footpath, while avoiding as much of possible the roads. The signage is placed at the beginning of the track, and the yellow marks are maintained by the local council communities.
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