The Massif du Sancy is the ideal destination for contemplative nature lovers. Just fasten your snowshoes and off you go for an amazing walk between sublime scenery and unspoilt nature.
Head into the forest to try to identify animal tracks, or across the high plateaus to admire snow-covered volcanoes, the choice is yours!
The Sancy Nordic area boasts over 160km of waymarked trails specially groomed for snowshoe users. The trails are spread across 2 ski areas:
Snowshoes Sancy La Bourboule - Le Mont-Dore-Chastreix - La Tour d'Auvergne
The application guides you and provides you with information during the walk. It is free and works offline.
Download Sancy Explorer on the AppStore || Download Sancy Explorer on GooglePlay
The snowshoe trails are waymarked, groomed and maintained to guarantee your safety. This is why you are asked for this small contribution at the entrance to the Nordic areas.
The package is loaded on a hands-free card that costs €1 for the first purchase.
Adult day : €3.50 - Child day (6-16 years) : €2.00
Adult week : €16.50 - Child week (6-16 years) : €9.00
Adult season : €36.00 - Child season (6-16 years) : €20.00
At home from your own sofa! Reserve your snowshoeing pass
This will allow you more time on the vast snowy plateaus of the Massif du Sancy.
There are plenty of equipment rental outlets with the snowshoes and poles you need to discover the joys of this discipline.
If you have very large or very small feet, no worries, the snowshoes are adjustable in length.
Do, however, make sure you wear warm, waterproof, high-ankle hiking shoes.
Did you know?
Follow the 3-layer tip to dress warm and stay warm: