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Auvergne lakes

Auvergne lakes

There’s no shortage of water in the Auvergne but paradoxically it was volcanic activity that formed its numerous lakes, thousands of years ago when the Chaîne des Puys, the volcanic domed mountain range, was still active. Lava flows dammed rivers and streams, creating great reservoirs like the Aydat and Cassière lakes. In some places, water filled hard rock craters, giving birth to lakes like Pavin and Chauvet. Finally the glaciers that covered this area after this turbulent era hollowed out the soft rock. When the planet warmed up, water remained in the hollows and the Lac de La Crégut is an example of this. Many lakes have disappeared or like the Lac de Bourdouze have been progressively transformed into peat bogs or marshland. A magnificent circuit gives you the opportunity to discover these lakes, offering stunning landscapes and moments of complete peace and relaxation.

STANDARD : accommodation in 2 star hotels with terroir dinners

Tour description

Day 1: Arrival at Aydat
Day 2: Aydat – Saint Nectaire (27 km)
Day 3: Saint Nectaire – Besse en Chandesse (23 km)
Day 4: Besse – Compains (21 km)
Day 5: Compains – Egliseneuve d’Entraygues (26 km)
Day 6: St Genes Champespe – Egliseneuve (23 km)
               Taxi transfer to Saint Genes in the morning
Day 7: St Genes – Super Besse (23 km)
               Taxi transfer to Saint Genes in the morning
Day 8: Super Besse – La Bourboule via Puy de Sancy summit (20 km)
Day 9: La Bourboule – Orcival via Puy Gros summit (25 km)
Day 10: Orcival – Aydat (24 km)
Day 11: Aydat – end of the tour after breakfast.

What’s included?

  • Accomodation and breakfast
  • Dinners according to description and selected range of services
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer along the trail.
  • A set of maps (1/25 000 scale) with the route marked on and detailed route notes describing the trail.
  • A daily itinerary together with information about facilities and places of interest along the trail.
  • Emergency assistance in English

 

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1315€

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Comfort: 3/4 star hotel - gourmet dinner (according todescription)

Standard: 2-star hotel - regional dinner (according to description)

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