Hiking The Parc des Volcans

The 5th most popular hiking trail in France.

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Situated in the Auvergne region on the high plateau of the Massif Central near Clermont-Ferrand, the Parc des Volcans is renowned for volcanic peaks, mixed beech/oak/pine forests and great cinder trails by clear blue lakes. A worthwhile hike is to the summit of Puy de Dome. A good starting point is Laschamps.

Overall, Parc des Volcans is the 5th most popular hiking trail of all 14 hikes in France.


Local Contact(s):  French Tourism, US (212) 838-7800.

Recommended Map:  "France Road Atlas" from Michelin

Luxury Loding:  Hostellerie Dela Moronne, St. Martin (471) 69-20-33

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  8/12/2016

ID:  6745


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