Hiking tour – Cantal mountains

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D 1
Day 1 – Arrival at MURAT
This small city takes up a remarkable spot of beauty, with its volcanic peaks which dominates the city and on which are perched grey houses covered with Lauze (flat stone specific to this region). Visit the city of Murat, its church, Notre-Dame-de-Ohoux, its covered market (metallic, 19th century construction), and its fountains and elegant houses. Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a two-star hotel in the center of the city
D 2
Day 2 – MURAT – LE LIORAN (7 and a half hour walk –alt. gain: 850 meters)
You will begin the walk by passing through Murat and climbing the Rocher de Bonnevie (Bonnevie Rock), which overlooks the city. Next, walking along the heights and passing through the picturesque hamlet of Cheyrouze, you will climb up out of the Alagnon Valley. You will make your way through the meadows and forests to reach the Roches de Vassivières (Vassivières Rocks) and the Rocher du Bec de l’Aigle (the Bec de l’Aigle Rock). You will now find yourself in a mountainous landscape of nothing by rocks. You will pass around the Teton de Venus and Le Puy Bataillouse before descending towards Super-Lioran by the Meije Costes Buron and the Lioran Forest. Transfer by taxi to St Jacques des Blats – Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a two-star hotel in St Jean des Blats
D 3
Day 3 – LE LIORAN – THIEZAC (8 hour walk –alt. gain: 750 meters)
Return by taxi to Le Lioran -The day will begin brutally with the climbing of the Plomb du Cantal (1855 meters), from where you will look out over the whole region. The gorgeous panorama is worth the effort! You will descend slowly then, to Thiezac. After the Col de la Chèvre (the Goat Pass), you will leave the crests for the Puy Gros and Chaos de Casteltinet, and then enter into Thiezac, a pleasant summer resort. We recommend a visit of the Gothic church and the Notre-Dame-de Consolation Chapel that overlooks the village – Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a two-star hotel in the village
D 4
Day 4 – THIEZAC – MANDAILLES (6 and a half hour walk – alt. gain : 800 meters)
After leaving Thiezac and climbing on the first heights around the village, you will walk down into the admired valley of the Faillitoux Waterfall. Then, you will begin to slowly climb towards the Elanceze Summit, passing through forests and pastures, and seeing on your way the cowsheds of Braqueville and Borie Haute. You will arrive at the Col de Pertus (Pertus Pass) and begin your descent to Mandailles, by way of the Luc Waterfall and the hamlet of Liadouze – Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a charming one-star hotel or guesthouse (room with private facilities) in the village
D 5
Day 5 – MANDAILLES – LE CLAUX (6 and a half hour walk – alt. gain : 900 meters)
You will leave Mandailles by the hamlets of Bardugué and Lasteyrie before climbing towards the Puy Chavaroche (1 739 m) and arriving at the Col de Redondet (Redondet Pass). You will then walk down to the Pas de Peyrol (Peyrol Pass). You will pass around the Puy de la Tourte, climb to the Suc de la Blatte, and pass through the Chaumillous ski resort to descend to Le Claux – Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a two-star hotel in the village
D 6
Day 6 – LE CLAUX – ST JACQUES DES BLATS (8 hour walk – alt. gain : 950 meters)
Escort by taxi to the Serre Pass. From this pass, you will climb up to the Peyrol Pass (Pas de Peyrol) and the Puy Mary (1783 meters). You will walk along the crest line, pass around the Puy de Peyre Arse, and walk down to the Passes of Cabre and Rombière towards the Puy Griou. You will skirt around the Puy Griou Pass and descend to Saint Jacques des Blats to end this stage. Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a two-star hotel in the village
D 7
Day 7 – ST JACQUES DES BLATS – MURAT (8 hour walk – alt. gain : 950 meters)
You will once again climb to the Plomb du Cantal. From Saint Jacques, you will pass through the hamlet of Les Gardes, the Framadog “buron”, and under the rocky ridge of the Arpon du Diable. From Puy Burnet (1806 meters), you will arrive at the Plomb du Cantal before walking down to the Prat de Bouc Pass. Through the forest, and passing next to Les Vergnes Waterfall, you will arrive in the village of Albepierre-Bredons and the hamlet of Bredons, home to a small, fortified church that dates to the 11th century, the one and only remain of a Benedictine priory, built on a volcanic hill that dominates Murat and the Alagnon valley. Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a two-star hotel
D 8
Day 8 – MURAT
Tour ends after breakfast
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