As a land of unspoilt nature and wide open spaces, Sancy makes a fabulous playground for every kind of climbing sport.
The Massif du Sancy has something for every level, from the Dent de la Rancune climbing site to via ferrata trails and treetop adventure courses. Enough to keep everyone happy, from novice to expert.
The volcanic rock faces feature a multitude of equipped routes for both novices and experienced climbers. Thrills guaranteed at the climbing sites of Crête de Coq and Dent de la Rancune in the Chaudefour Valley, Capucin in the Mont-Dore Valley, the Rivalet rock face at Saint-Nectaire or the site above Pavin lake in Besse. A delight for climbing enthusiasts!
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Dent de la Rancune is a dyke, a lava column trapped inside an ancient magma channel and laid bare by erosion. It stands in the heart of the Chaudefour Valley Nature Reserve and culminates at 1,493 metres.
Midway between climbing and intensive hiking, via ferrata trails have you climbing up rocks that have been specifically equipped with ladders, ramps, rope bridges and walkways. Unguided or under the expert supervision of an expert, tackle the summits like a real mountaineer.
Set in natural surroundings, the Capucin site features various permanent routes created on a rock face overlooking the Upper Dordogne Valley.
At Le Mont-Dore, Super-Besse and Saint-Nectaire, you'll find adventure trails where anyone can take to the trees. This outdoor activity will have you walking, climbing and leaping from tree to tree in perfect safety. The different obstacles - suspended cables, wooden bridges, rope bridges, nets and zipwires - offer a brand new angle to your stroll through the forest!