On foot, on bike or on a horse, everyone can choose its hike!

Hike at the heart of volcanoes

With mind-blowing volcanic landscapes, an exceptional flora and remarkable fauna, the land of Sancy is located in the middle of the Natural Park of Auvergne Volcanoes. To enjoy this exceptional nature, nothing is better than a hike.

Sancy, hiking paradise

Come and breathe fresh air in the Massif du Sancy. Hundreds and hundreds marked miles are allowing you to discover local wonders, whether you are a professional or a beginner hiker. The Massif du Sancy is a reference for pedestrian hikes.

Hiking for every level and every longing

It exist specific marked trails in the Massif du Sancy (yellow marking) with directional signs, here at every crossroad where you can find the destination place and the kilometers that are left. Maps are here to indicate where we are and all the routes available with sectors.

Randonnée pédestre dans le Massif du Sancy

Small hike routes (PR)

The Sancy is full of small hiking trails, more than 670km all around the land (416mi.). For every level, everyone can find happiness for walks from 1 to 6 hours; you can discover waterfalls, streams, landscapes and volcanic landscapes. Even children can make the most of family walks.

You may also discover unbelievable landscapes such as Puy de Sancy, Banne d’Ordanche, Puy de la Perdrix, Pavin Lake, Chambon Lake, ronde des cascades…

Great hike routes (GR)

The Puy de Sancy is the crossroad of multiple great hike routes crossing the Massif du Sancy. This is the most famous place in Auvergne to go hiking.

GR 4: high plateaus and Auvergne Mounts. This trail is crossing France from the West side to the East side (from Royan to Grasse) and crossing the Massif Central, it is making the junction between Crocq in Creuse County and Saint-Floor in Cantal County. In the Massif du Sancy, the one near Le Mont-Dore, the Cabane pass and near Egliseneuve d’Entraigues.
GR30: From the Chaîne des Puys to the Plomb du Cantal, this great hike route is also the Auvergne Lakes Tour. Crossing the county from the North to the South, it is the trail that allows you to see the numerous volcanic lakes in the Massif du Sancy.

Horse riding, in total osmosis with nature

La randonnée à cheval dans le Sancy

Between lakes and volcanoes, numerous marked trails will make you discover nature and a rich heritage with your horse. In total osmosis with nature, you will easily fall in love with our beautiful nature.

Routes for equestrian hikes

Many routes for small hikes are crossing the Massif du Sancy where you can do a horse riding. The “Dômes Sancy” route allows you to practice equestrian hikes at the heart of the Regional Nature Park of Auvergne Volcanoes. If you’re looking for adventure and authenticity, in a preserved nature, this marked route of 183 km (113 mi.) will lead you through Auvergne and Sancy all week long.

Run through the trails of Sancy

Sancy and its alpine character, offers a wonderful play area for trailing.

Parcours trail dans le Sancy

Permanent paths with a specific “trail” marking allowing you to practice this discipline from a discovery mode to a training mode for the most trained. Loops, steep climbs and various difficulties are answering to every expectation you could have!

Escorted trail outings
Courses and introductions, supervised by hiking guides, specialists of the practice and organization of trails, can be chosen all year long. They allow you to discover trail and improve your level.