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Around Auvergne volcanoes and lakes (Puy-de-Dome)

GR®30 Tour des volcans et lacs d'Auvergne (Puy-de-Dôme)

Embarking on the GR®30, or the Tour des Volcans et Lacs d’Auvergne, is akin to stepping into an unforgettable journey. Nestled in the heart of the Puy-de-Dôme department, this approximately 200-kilometer trail is a hidden gem for those who find solace in the lap of nature. The quaint town of La Bourboule often serves as the starting point for this adventure. From here, hikers set off on an expedition that spans between 5 and 12 days, the duration varying based on individual pace and endurance. The GR®30 is more than just a hiking trail; it’s a tribute to the unspoiled beauty of Auvergne. The path meanders through a diverse array of landscapes, from the serene high-altitude lakes of Pavin, Guéry, and Chambon, to the lush, dense forests and the majestic volcanic plateaus. These natural wonders provide awe-inspiring views of the Massif Central, a sight that alone is worth the journey.

GR®30 Around Auvergne volcanoes and lakes (Puy-de-Dome)

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Distance: 197km, Elevation maximum: 1874m, Elevation minimum: 684m, Elevation gain uphill: 5488m
IGN Maps: Massif du Sancy PNR des Volcans d'Auvergne (2432ET). Bourg-Lastic (2432O). Chaine des Puys PNR des Volcans d'Auvergne (2531ET). Veyre-Monton (2532E). Riom-es-Montagnes Bort-les-Orgues PNR des Volcans d'Auvergne (2434OT). Monts du Cezallier PNR des Volcans d'Auvergne (2534OT)




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Accommodation or business owner on or near a GR®, you can appear on GR-INFOS

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Registration price : 25€/year or 100€/5 years per GR® or GRP®. Renewable.


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Nearby paths:
Around Sumene Artense (Cantal, Correze, Puy-de-Dome)
Loop of Queen Margot (Puy-de-Dome)
GR®4 From Atlantic to Mediterranean
GR®89 Montaigne trail
GR®300 From Sancoins (Cher) to Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire)
GR®400 Around Cantal Volcanoes (Auvergne)
GR®441 Around Puys Range (Puy-de-Dome)


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L'Etoile Guest-House

Old romantic Hotel, L'Etoile Guest-House is a mountain retreat in the South of France. With a beautiful park along the Allier River, L'Etoile Guesthouse is located in La Bastide-Puylaurent between Lozere, Ardeche and Cevennes. Many hiking trails like GR®7, GR®70 Stevenson trail, GR®72, GR®700 Regordane way, Cevenol, GR®470 Allier River Springs and Gorges, Margeride, Ardechoise. Many hiking loops. The right place to relax.

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