Summer activities - Hiking holidays in Auvergne

When the weather's fine, the area around La Bourboule, from the Massif de Sancy to the meandering Dordogne, offers a host of natural sensations. It has to be said that the flora is particularly luxuriant in these volcanic lands.
Wherever you look, Mother Nature seems to reveal herself in all her vitality, inviting you to exert yourself. From a leisurely stroll through the Parc Fenestre, to a mountain bike ride down the slopes of the Mont-Dore resort, the Auvergne volcanoes region is full of surprises.

It's up to you to find the activity and pace that suit you, but it's a safe bet that you'll be hiking the heights of the Puy de Sancy. The cable car is an easy and pleasant way to discover the Puy de Sancy, the highest peak in the Massif Central. Once you reach the top station, you'll have 860 steps to climb on a wooden staircase to reach the roof of the Auvergne at 1886 meters.

A detour further south will allow you to enjoy the exceptional panorama offered by the famous Chaîne des Puys. The Auvergne is a vertiginous discovery.

Other activities are also available in the region: a visit to the mythical Puy de Dôme, a Vulcania day trip, zip-lining or via ferrata, horse-riding, swimming in lakes or at a nautical center, paragliding, the Capucin funicular, waterfalls, a visit to a sheepfold, an unusual museum, an all-terrain electric scooter..