Sandy Greenwood & Ross Markwell

15800 St Jacques des Blats

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MONTS DU CANTAL DISCOVERY TOUR

DAY 1 - Arrive St Jacques des Blats


Arrive in St Jacques des Blats, unpack and relax.


Over dinner we will discuss your itinerary and plan the walks for the week ahead.

Take in the breathtaking views as you meander along the  Vallée du Cére. Enjoy the ancient hedgerows and their abundance of wildlife and flowers as you pass through a scattering of small working hamlets. You then enter into the wooded and rocky area known as the ‘Chaos de Casteltinet’. Walk through the natural stone arch ‘Porte du Lion’ before continuing through meadows and yet more hamlets on your return to St Jacques des Blats.



DAY 2 - St Jacques des Blats - Niervèze - Chaos de Casteltinet  


DAY 3 - St Jacques des Blats - Les Boissines - Les Gardes


Distance:  12km

Height gain: 250m

Height gain: 180m

Distance:  11km

DAY 4 - St Jacques des Blats - Plomb du Cantal - Arpon du Diable

A strenuous high altitude walk. Climb through rocky flower filled pastures to the Plomb du Cantal, the highest peak of the region (1855m). Take in the breathtaking 360° views before following the ridge to the dramatic ‘Arpon du Diable’. You now descend steeply through pastures and woodlands as you return to St Jacques des Blats.



Please note, the following walking itineraries are examples of the selection on offer. On your arrival we will discuss your walking experience and preferences and plan your daily routes accordingly. 

A slightly shorter walk, following wide tracks and narrow paths through woodland and meadows. You climb and descend through local hamlets and communities with the dramatic backdrop of Puy Griou. Look out for the communal bread ovens ‘four banal’ and the tiny chapel at ‘Les Chazes'.


Height gain: 900m

Distance:  16km

Days 5-8