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Walking Holidays in the Auvergne

Barren yet beautiful, sparsely populated but abundant in personality, the warm embrace of the Auvergne will touch the spirit of even the most experienced traveller. Nature’s hand in crafting a landscape so rich in natural splendour makes tackling the volcanic peaks and undulating valleys a truly rewarding experience. With myriad hiking trails offering a route to spectacular viewpoints, a walking holiday in the Auvergne guarantees lasting memories.

Volcanic treks

There are few sights as rewarding as those seen from soaring peaks. Among the Auvergne’s highlights are the surrounds of the Puy de Dôme. Attracting nearly half a million visitors every year, the final trek to the Roman remains of the Mercury Temple is a worthwhile culmination of a climb through captivating scenery, and presents walkers with incredible views across Clermont-Ferrand below and the Chaîne des Puys range.

Embark on the most famous of all trails

Crossing the border between France and Spain en route to the acclaimed pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela, the Way of St James negotiates the Auvergne’s volcanic landscapes from its starting point in Le Puy-en-Velay. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims that have traversed the route for centuries, experiencing some of the most well preserved sections of the trail and uncovering a series of sacred locations.

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