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The Cantal Volcano tour

  • Distance
    140 km
  • Average duration
    6-8 jours
  • Gradient
    750 - 1855 m
  • situation

The Cantal Volcano tour

Take a 2 to 8 day hike around the Cantal volcanoes GR 400, and discover the volcanic landscapes of the Massif Central.

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The Cantal Volcanoes tour (GR 400) hiking trail covers 140 km and can be covered in about 8 days. Shorter circuits are also possible, of two or three days for example.

With the Cantal Volcanoes tour, you'll discover a medium mountain circuit with sublime landscapes, alternating between peaks, ridges and valley. For example, you'll pass through the Cère Valley, the Puy Griou (1,690 m), as well as the highest peak of the Cantal, the Plomb du Cantal that rises to an altitude of 1,855 m.


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 : Murat - Super-Lioran, 19 km
  • Step 2 : Super-Lioran - les Claux, 19 km
  • Step 3 : Les Claux - le Falgoux, 15 km
  • Step 4 : Le Falgoux - le Fau, 18 km
  • Step 5 : Le Fau - Mandailles, 23 km
  • Step 6 : Mandailles - Thiézac, 13 km
  • Step 7 : Thiézac - Prat-de-Bouc, 18 km
  • Step 8 : Prat-de-Bouc - Murat, 16 km


Practical information

FFRandonnée & TopoGuides (guide book) :

FFRandonnée Mon GR le tour du volcan cantalien

TopoGuide du tour des volcans cantalien

Accommodation & tourist information 

Office de Tourisme du Lioran

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