A gourmet getaway in Pont d'Alleyras 2018 From a centre Self-guided
Holiday for food-lovers 2018
Country walks, comfort and gastronomy!!!
The river Allier rises in the Cevennes. It then carves a path between the volcanic plateaus of the Velay and the granite plateaus of the Margeride, creating the Allier Gorges. This is a land rich in history and in unspoiled landscapes: Romanesque churches, chateaus, magnificent gorges…
At every turn of the path the countryside changes. People who love bird-watching and wild flowers will not be disappointed.
The accommodation chosen will only enhance your pleasure and comfort: every evening there will be a gourmet menu and spacious bedrooms.
Cost per person
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ProgrammeDAY 1: Arrive at Pont d'Alleyras, have dinner and spend the night there.
DAY 2: Straw men and the Bout du Monde: 7 km
This starts with a scenic uphill section leading to the village of Alleyras. From here you can follow the road, then a narrow lane which goes down to the farm called Le Bout du Monde. At this farm you can buy organic produce. You then go back by the same route to Alleyras (which has beautiful stone houses and a 12th century church). After this you follow the road through the hamlet of Les Vignes and so back to Pont d'Alleyras.
DAY 3: This walk takes you to a former potters' village and the Rocher de l'Aigle: 12.5 km
You follow the road which first of all leads along the edge of the River Allier, and then goes on to Vabres, a village which used to be a centre of pottery making. After this there is a longish climb through the forest overlooking the river Allier. This brings you to Pourcheresse. Now you are up on the plateau you go through Le Mazel and the pretty village of Sanis. After this you follow a quiet road leading to the Baraque de Chaumas. Then you go down through the forest back to Pont d'Alleyras.
DAY 4: The Arsac circuit: 12 km
Crossing the streams of Malaval and of Gourlong, two tributaries on the right bank of the Allier which have carved out rugged and inaccessible valleys, this walk offers splendid views over Alleyras, the Barrage (reservoir) of Poutès and the railway line.
DAY 5: The château d'Agrain: 12.5 km
You set off along the same route as you did for day 2, but with an extension. This leads to Le Moulard, the forest of Genestouses, and Les Garinettes, and comes back well above the river Allier to Alleyras and then Pont d'Alleyras.
DAY 6: (The holiday ends after breakfast for Option A)
The Château de la Beaume: 11 km
You follow the road uphill until you come to the Château de la Beaume. From there, you take a track which climbs up further to Les Chastres, a tiny hamlet on the mountainside. Next you follow a track to La Bastide and on to La Baraque de Chaumas. After this you follow the same route downhill into Pont d'Alleyras as the one used on Day 3.
DAY 7: Holiday ends after breakfast.
Description sheet Walks in France Southern Auvergne 2018.pdf
Duration7 days - 6 nights - 5 days' walking
or 6 days - 5 nights - 4 days' walking.
CommentsFree entry to a fitness centre: sauna, Turkish baths, fitness facilities.
ATTENTION: between the 15/4 and the 30/6 and between the 01/9 and the end of October, the first day must be on a Wednesday.
Comments4**** hotel. The restaurant has talented staff (1 star in the Michelin Guide, 2 stars Bottin Gourmand ).
Getting thereRailway station in PONT D'ALLEYRAS (on the Clermont Ferrand – Nimes line).
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|The price includes: - Half board accommodation.|
- Free access to the fitness centre.
- Provision of a guidebook (1 guidebook for 1-4 people), to be returned at the end of the holiday.
The price DOES NOT includes : - Transport between your home and the holiday area.
- packed lunches.
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Booking fees (15 € per person)
- Extra charge for postage outside France (15 €)
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