Chastreix offers a wild nature with wonderful landscapes. Open the door and enter in this amazing landscape and then… enjoy!
Chastreix is a peaceful small village at the heart of the Massif Central. A small town, but with great spaces, it’s the ideal starting point for hiking, to use mountain bikes or horse riding. Come and inhale fresh air and discover the Auvergne’s authenticity.
Chastreix is the starting point for a number of hiking routes.
Looking for a nature experience with a difference? Fancy riding out on a horse? Meet Patou, your enthusiastic riding guide in the Massif du Sancy. Your horse is ready. Patou takes you riding in the unique and sublime Fontaine Salée glacial corrie. You’re going to love this!
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For seasoned hikers, the West Sancy Loop starting at Le Mont-Dore takes you to the resort of Chastreix-Sancy and to Chastreix-Sancy Nature Reserve. Follow the white-and-green waymarkers across pastures and through forests to enjoy spectacular panoramic views. A difficult 39km itinerary to cover in 2 days. Please note that dogs are not allowed in Chastreix-Sancy Nature Reserve.
A highlight for Marie: “I love walking up to Roc de Courlande to watch the sun coming up from this peak above the resort of Chastreix-Sancy. A simply magical experience!”
At the heart of the Fontaine Salée valley, Chastreix is a near neighbor of Chastreix-Sancy’s nature reserve, a real greenery setting.
Open the door and enter in this amazing landscape and then… enjoy!
Wild nature, cliffs, altitude lawns and peat bog, an exceptional flora and a remarkable fauna are waiting for you.
Preserved and protected space, the National Nature Reserve located in the Fontaine Salée valley, is full of natural beauties. 1058 plants are listed in the reserve including 120 endangered species. The fauna and the flora are essentially alpines.
On Sancy’s west side, at a 1400 meters height (4.593 ft.), Chastreix-Sancy offers 16 ski slopes, it is THE winter sport resort for a family. Slopes are adapted to every level and generation. It is furnished with ski-tows and will give an incredible feeling of freedom.
The resort looks like the great north! You will meet huskies and their enthusiasm will give longing to know them a bit more. From the dog preparation to the sled driving, the musher will help you. Then, comfortably seated in the sled whatever it’s for a first time ride or only to direct the harness, the adventure will begin! Change of scene and various sensations are guaranteed!
You’ve finished skiing for the day and feel a little peckish? Enjoy a delicious hot chocolate and a crêpe with homemade jam at the Terre d’Horizon café.