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The Tour of the Volcanoes and lakes of Auvergne

  • Distance
    190 km
  • Average duration
    9 jours
  • situation

The Tour of the Volcanoes and lakes of Auvergne

In the heart of the Massif Central, in Auvergne, enjoy a hike on the Tour of the volcanoes and lakes of Auvergne (GR©30) in 9 or more days of walking as you admire remarkable volcanic landscapes.

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Near Clermont-Ferrand, in the Massif Central, discover the volcanoes and lakes of Auvergne. This 188 km long hike, remarkable for its volcanic landscapes, can be travelled on foot in about 9 days.

The Tour of the Volcanoes and lakes of the Auvergne (GR©30) is located in the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park. You'll discover a succession of landscapes made of dormant volcanoes, craters and lakes with notably the Puy de Sancy, the Puy de la Vache, the Puy de Dôme, the Chaudefour valley, the Mont-Dore, Saint-Nectaire or the Lac de Guery and Lake Pavin.


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 : La Bourboule - Orcival, 22 km
  • Step 2 :  Orcival - Aydat, 26 km
  • Step 3 : Aydat - Saint-Nectaire, 17 km
  • Step 4 : Saint-Nectaire - Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, 23 km
  • Step 5 : Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise - Brion, 17 km
  • Step 6 : Brion - Egliseneuve d'Entraigues, 16 km
  • Step 7 : Egliseneuve d'Entraigues - Saint-Genès-Champespe, 21 km
  • Step 8 : Saint-Genès-Champespe - Chareire, 26 km
  • Step 9 : Chareire - La Bourboule, 27 km


Practical information

FFRandonnée & TopoGuides (guide book)

TopoGuide Volcans et Lacs d’Auvergne 

Tour des lacs d’Auvergne sur mongr

Accommodations & Touristic informations

Auvergne Destination Volcans

Massif du Sancy

Clermont Auvergne Tourisme

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