Font d’Alagnon

Le Lioran




Blue markers.


Short family hike in the forest of the Cirque glaciaire de Font d’Alagnon. Can be done by mountain bike, on foot or with a big-wheeled baby carriage. Below Puy Bataillouse, halfway up the slope, you can see the buron de Meije Costes (1h return).


-For your safety, please check the weather forecast before setting off on your hike. -To preserve the environment in which you are located, please avoid leaving your garbage in nature. -Remember to take equipment adapted to the weather conditions and the hiking itinerary (hiking boots, water bottle, cap, sunglasses, jacket…).

Guidebook with maps/step-by-step

View of the glacial cirque dominated by Puy Bataillouse (1683m) in the background, Téton de Vénus (1669m) and Rocher du Bec de l’Aigle (1700m) on the right.

Start – At Le Lioran station, park in the large Font d’Alagnon parking lot. At the start sign, follow signs for Font d’Alagnon. Take the road down to the left to reach the parking lot.

1 Cross the small bridge over the Alagnon, then turn right onto the Combe Nègre forest road.

2. Continue straight ahead on the Combe Nègre forest track, which rises slightly.

3. Continue on the main track, which now serves the other side of the glacial cirque.4. At this point, panoramic views of Puy du Richer (1813m) and Plomb du Cantal with its knob-shaped basalt summit (1855m).

5. At the crossroads, leave the main track and take the gravel path to the right. Go downhill and rejoin the road and the starting point.


All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

Prices & payment

Free access.

Comfort, equipment and Services

  • Car park
  • Free car park
  • Pets welcome
  • Picnic area

Reception of animals

Pets allowed



Forest location, Mountain view, Mountain location