Gentle hiking and Cantal

  • Auvergne
  • Cantal
  • Nature
  • Sport
  • Summer
PeriodFrom 03 juin to 23 septembre
Duration :8 jours
Price :from 820,00 € / pers..

Take the time to explore --- 8-day break

In the heart of the Massif Central, Cantal is steeped in natural and architectural treasures that are truly astonishing. This region features open landscapes and a vast heritage, with churches, villages, mills and other small rural buildings dotted around the region. You can soak up these wonders on hiking trails that are easily accessible. Le Bellevue gîte-hotel offers 5 one-day hikes to explore different landscapes and heritage features at your own pace. You will also have a rest day on Wednesday to relax in the hotel garden or go on a cultural visit in the surrounding area. 

The advantages of your break:

  • A varied programme of hiking excursions to discover the many facets of the Cantal volcano
  • Tour guides with in-depth regional knowledge
  • An all-inclusive break in an authentic family atmosphere
  • No need to drive (SNCF train stations at Murat and Le Lioran).

Holiday programme

  • The Plateau d'Entremont and Castle Sailhant. We’ll explore the vast expanses of the volcanic plateau, shaped by glaciers and now home to transhumance herds. Discover the peat bogs formed by water-filled glacial hollows, offering a breathtaking view of the horizon. On one of these basalt rock spurs, stands the majestic Castle Sailhant. Listed as a historic monument, it is a remarkable site to discover.

  • Village of Albepierre- Bredons. Situated between the Benet and Lagnon valleys, Albepierre exudes a very distinctive character.  Its church is adorned with particularly interesting stained glass windows, as is the 12th-century church of Bredons overlooking Murat. As we walk along the shady path between the two churches, we can enjoy breathtaking views of these architectural marvels.

  • Puy Griou. We have chosen the geographical centre of the volcano for our one-day hike. Le Griou, a mineral summit made up of phonolite, is enthroned in the middle of the transhumance meadows and the Cantalien massif.


Break ©Montagne Bellevue

  • Auvergne agriculture museum in Coltines and Cirque de Chamalière. Delve into the past of the inhabitants of Haute-Auvergne through the passing seasons of bygone days. Our guide will be a converted farm museum. We’ll then set off on a hike in the Cirque de Chamalière, a perfect example of a glacial cirque and a magnificent, unspoilt natural amphitheatre.
  • Saint-Flour Cathedral. An iconic monument in the town of Saint-Flour, the cathedral, with its massive towers and sombre basalt colouring, will reveal its innermost secrets to you. 

This is an example of what can be offered, but it can be modified for various reasons. This programme is not contractually binding.

Break ©Montagne Bellevue

The price includes:

  • Full board: bed linen, napkins and bath towels provided. Change of towels in the middle of your stay. Rooms and bathrooms cleaned daily. Packed lunch
  • Activities supervised by qualified professionals
  • Entrance tickets for the tours
  • Free transport from the premises to the starting points of the trails, within the limits of their capacity (8 and 15 passengers).

The price does not include:

  • Drinks and other personal expenses (to be paid at the end of your stay)
  • Tourist tax paid to the tourist office: €0.90 per adult and per night
  • Trip cancellation and interruption insurance: 3.9% of the cost of the stay (optional but recommended)
  • Single room supplement (€17/night)

Additional information 

  • Montagne Bellevue
  • 04 71 20 01 22

Gentle hiking and Cantal heritage

Additional information