The Haute-Loire is rich in various villages ... Come and discover the creative village of Blesle, its half-timbered houses, its summer market and its craft beers. A fortified village, Auzon and its medieval remains, its courtyards and terraced gardens and its collegiate church. The volcanic village of Arlempdes, backed by a basalt peak and offering a superb castle. A natural village, Pradelles, where all the hiking trails can be found, such as the Stevenson, the Régordane or the Chemin des Sources and the Gorges de l'Allier. A paleo-geological village, Chilhac, a small town of character built on a lava flow and perched on the volcanic organs overlooking the Allier river. The romantic village of Lavaudieu, where there is a cloister and a special atmosphere. The prehistoric village of Saint-Pal-de-Chalençon, a fortified wall once frequented by Neolithic men. A flowered village, Saint-Paulien, which received a ``golden flower``.
2 routes pass in front of the hotel: the Sources and Gorges de l'Allier hike (GR470), wild and varied landscapes, from the valley floor to the Gévaudan and Velay plateaus. This 190km hike can be done in 11 days of walking (11 stages). Also, the VF70, a cycling route.
- Lac de Lavalette: swimming, pedalo, paddle, canoe, rowing, electric bike, sailing ... 220ha of pure water. - Lac du Bouchet: crater lake of volcanic origin. Swimming, water craft, electric mountain biking, fishing, children's play area, trail area, hiking and mountain biking trails, rental of electric scooters, Nordic walking and relaxation therapy, supervised swimming. Electrically assisted bicycles and rosalies. - Lac de Grangent: the last wild river in Europe.
- Chapel of Montbonnet - Chapel of Saint-Marie-des-Chazes - Benedictine Abbey of Chaise-Dieu: a jewel of Auvergne heritage.
- The Beaume waterfall: 27m of refreshment tumbles down a flow of basalt. - The dog jump in Aurec-sur-Loire. - The Biodiversity Park in Bas-en-Basset, a paradise for fish and rare birds on 200ha.
- Château Lafayette is the birthplace of the Marquis de Lafayette, it is located in the heart of a pleasant park, a veritable oasis of greenery with exceptional botanical diversity. Take the time to visit and transport yourself to the heart of the 18th century: http://chateau-lafayette.com - The Scottish castles at the Fortress of Polignac or at the castle of Lavoûte-sur-Loire. - Lavoûte-Polignac castle: the first pleasure castle on the banks of the Loire.
The Gorges de la Loire: The longest river in France; the angel's circle in Cussac-sur-Loire; feeling like you're in the middle of nowhere. It all starts at the source, at Mont Gerbier de Jonc on the Massif du Mézenc. A grandiose 360 ° spectacle. 180km from Mont Gerbier-de-Jonc to the Grangent dam (7 to 10 days).
``Le Puy des Juscles`` in Le Pertuis: there you will find a Himalayan net, footbridges, a zip line, a beam or even an underground passage. The sports course takes place on a volcanic eruption dating back 12 million years. Up there, the view is breathtaking sweeping the Velay and Mézenc bridges.
The VTT-FFC site of the Pays de Cayres-Pradelles Community of Communes is an ideal way to discover the volcanic Velay plateau between the Gorges de la Loire and the Allier. Different circuits suitable for all levels are offered on more than 400km of marked routes.
On Robert Louis Stevenson's path, the GR70: from Puy en Velay to Langogne, it offers hikers the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of this Scottish adventurer in love with France ... Responsible tourism, in the past Stevenson discovered a unique territory, rich in diverse and varied landscapes, unspoiled nature, a remarkable history and heritage and human encounters of all kinds. This hike can be organized by yourself or by a professional, on your own or accompanied, alone, in a group or with the family, on foot, with or without a donkey, on a mountain bike or on horseback.
L'Autre Chemin has specially designed turnkey stays, itineraries offering a wide variety of landscapes, traversing small picturesque roads or accessible paths to offer you a new and real experience of discovery of the Haute-Loire but also on the Stevenson path. Logbooks adapted to your desires, telephone assistance if necessary, quality and maintained bicycles, a trip in freedom.
Wolves of Gévaudan: Discover the 5 subspecies, wolves of Canada, Mongolia, Poland, Siberia and the Arctic. A magnificent setting in the foothills of Aubrac. Guided tours, exhibitions, meetings with raptors. Les bisons d’Europe : soyez les témoins privilégiés d’un moment de vie sauvage, dépaysement garanti au coeur de la Margeride. Sur plus de 200ha d’espaces naturels forestiers, venez vous imprégner du mode de vie du bison d’Europe, animal préhistorique exterminé après la guerre et réintroduit dans la nature, en Pologne, après la seconde guerre mondiale. Visite d’une heure en calèche sous la conduite d’un guide.