Vallée de la Santoire - Grand Site de France Puy Mary

Micro-adventure: Santoire Valley
2 days in exceptional locations

Dienne - Chalinargues

Fancy setting off on an adventure on a short hiking tour?
Two days to discover the Santoire Valley, a glacial valley at the heart of the Grand Site de France “Puy Mary - Volcan du Cantal”, as well as La Pinatelle massif and its legendary Lac du Pêcher fishing lake.
The perfect way to unwind for a weekend…

A weekend of volcanic immersion

Breathtaking landscapes and traditional buildings

Spread over 2 days, this hike is a real delight with the Lac du Pêcher, Lac Sauvage and Frau de Collanges lakes. The Croix du Gendarme, Le Limon plateau and the Rocher de Laqueuille offer a view of the Monts du Cantal and the Santoire valley at the foot of Puy Mary, Grand Site de France Volcan du Cantal. We recommend setting off from the village of Dienne.

Vallée de la Santoire - Dienne

Santoire Valley - Dienne


The entire circuit

km: 42 km

Duration: 2 days

Departure / Arrival: Dienne

April to October

Pets not recommended, owing to crossing mountain pastures

Santoire Valley

Vallée de la Santoire

Stages (2 days):

  1. Dienne / Chalinargues : 23 km - 06 hours 35 minutes
  2. Chalinargues / Dienne : 19.5 km - 05 hours 35 minutes
Le Lac du Pêcher

Lac du Pêcher

Additional information

What materials can help me prepare my route?

To help you prepare your route and give you peace of mind once you’re there, take IGN maps with you: 

  • IGN map Monts du Cantal 2435OT
  • IGN map Saint-Flour Murat 2535SB 

Luggage / passenger transport 

Voyager léger [Cantal Taxis] in Murat - Fabrice Charbonnel - 07 48 86 38 65