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Robe de bure et cotte de mailles (homespun frocks and chain mail)

  • Distance
    160 km
  • Average duration
    9 jours
  • situation

Robe de bure et cotte de mailles (homespun frocks and chain mail)

Hiking on the Robe de Bure and Cotte de Mailles, between the gorges of the Allier and the Livradois Regional Nature Park

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Robe de Bure and Cotte de Mailles is a great hiking trail that can be covered on foot in about 9 days. Its distance is 163 km and you'll notably pass through the Gorges of the Allier, the plateau of the Chaise-Dieu, and a part of the Livradois-Forez Regional Nature Park.

This route is located in the Haute-Loire, and it enables you to discover the remarkable heritage of the Haut-Allier: Domeyrat castle, abbey of Chaise-Dieu, the remarkable village of Lavaudieu or the abbey of Pébrac.


Ideas for stages 

You can use the following stages to prepare your hike. Of course, these can be modified according to your chosen accommodations:

  • Step 1 : Langeac - Chanteuges, 19 km
  • Step 2 : Chanteuges - Chavaniac-Lafayette, 15 km
  • Step 3 : Chavaniac-Lafayette - Allègre, 21 km
  • Step 4 : Allègre - La Chaise-Dieu, 21 km
  • Step 5 : La Chaise-Dieu - Saint-Didier-sur-Doulon, 18 km
  • Step 6 : Saint-Didier-sur-Doulon - Lavaudieu, 19 km
  • Step 7 : Lavaudieu - Villeneuve-d’Allier, 18 km
  • Step 8 : Villeneuve-d’Allier - Chilhac, 17 km
  • Step 9 : Chilhac - Langeac, 15 km


Practical information

FFRandonnée & TopoGuides (guide book) :

FFRandonnée Comité Haute-Loire 

TopoGuide Robe de Bure et Cotte de Mailles

Accommodations & Tourist information :

Accommodations guide book

Office de Tourisme du Puy-en-Velay

Office de Tourisme des gorges de l’Allier

Office de Tourisme de Brioude

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