The Velay Volcano trail

 GR40 - let yourself be seduced by the heart of the Haute-Loire

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  • Distance : 175 km
  • Average duration : 8/9 days of walking
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Infos pratiques

Guidebook: Tour des Volcans du Velay

Hébergements : The Comité de Randonnée Pédestre de Haute-Loire provides you with a reference guide for accommodation on this itinerary (updated 2018)

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Belonging to both the Languedoc and the Lyon regions, two Velays stand out – the Velay “below the volcanic” woods and the Velay “below the woods”, a more wooded trail.

Rocks such as black basalt, red brown-green slag, colour the landscape as much as the architecture characterized by lauze, brick and thatch. It will delight the hiker's eyes!

The variety of landscapes due to ancient volcanic activity is impressive.

Places that are protected and to be protected such as the peat bogs and the Livradois-Forez Regional Nature Park where the famous Mont Bar, 1,150 metres high, is located.

On the GR®40 itinerary on the velvet volcanoes, the hiker will encounter marshes with typical biodiversity, forests covering 36% of the territory, lakes and mountains with strange shapes such as Mount Mézenc, “old lying lion” (vieux lion couché). The itinerary will showcase a historical heritage with many castles and churches.

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