Etape GRP Allègre – La Chaise-Dieu

You will leave the picturesque town of Allègre to go deeper into the forest of the Livradois-Forez Regional Natural Park.
Leave the path which climbs up to the “Potence” to take the grassy path bordered by a wall on the left.
Leave Allègre by this path which emerges near the D 21. Then turn onto the path to the right. At the fork, take left hand. At the next junction, turn left to take the bridge over the railway tracks. Several paths are then available.

Turn right, then immediately left. After 25 m, the path divides again. Go right and go down until you reach a road. Follow the latter on the left to cross the Western Terminal. After the bridge, leave the road for the path which climbs to the right. At the high point, the path runs along a meadow. Arrive at a fork.

Leave the path on the left to continue opposite along the edge. After the meadow, the path becomes well marked again and continues into the woods. Ignore a path on the right, then, coming out of the trees, arrive at a fork.

Turn right. Reach a perpendicular road [> cross], continue opposite on the road which leads to Les Ignes. Cross the village by turning right at the wash house, then going straight at the crossroads. At the exit, a path goes off to the right.

Follow this path. Ignore a perpendicular path on the right and, further on, come out on a road. Follow the latter on the right until the crossroads. Turn left, then immediately take the road on the right. Further on, after the junction with a road coming from the right, two paths go off to the right.

Take the second path. The latter continues in the woods and leads to a junction of the road. Go left on the road which goes up through the woods and comes to a crossroads at the entrance to Varennes. Turn right, follow this small road and reach a fork. Follow the road on the right for 350 m before noticing, around a bend, a path on the left.

Leave the road for this path on the left. After 650 m, the latter divides. Turn right on the path which goes up to the hamlet of Fournet. Find tar and arrive on a road
perpendicular. Follow it to the left for 250 m then, as the road turns left, follow the path opposite. Reach a fork in the road.

Leave the path on the right to continue straight on the edge path. Ignore two paths on the right and continue to the hamlet of La Roche. At the fork, turn left and reach a perpendicular road.

Cross the road and continue in the meadow opposite on the barely visible path. Soon to reach a more marked path. Entering the woods soon. End up on a road. Take it on the left until you discover, after 450 m, a wide path on the right.

Follow this path under the trees, then in the open. Go down to the hamlet of Hierbes. At the crossroads, take the road indicated “Sembadel Bourg”. A little further, follow the road on the left which
go down, then soon discover a path on the left.

Take this path to cross the Rat stream. Go back up to Sembadel, church square. Take the D 22 on the right to cross the village.
Continue straight until you exit Sembadel. Leave the D 22 for the path on the left. In the woods, the path splits.

Continue on the left and arrive on a perpendicular path. Follow it to the right, cross an old railway line, then the D 906 (> be careful!). Then continue on the tarmac road 20 m on the left. Follow this abandoned road until you find the departmental road. Then follow it on the right (> be careful!) for around 150 m, then cross it to take a dirt road which goes up into the woods. Cross the railway line again, then reach a perpendicular path.

Go right and arrive on a small road. Cross it and take a path which runs alongside the property, then enters the woods. Reach a fork.

Go down to the left and come out on a wide path. Take it on the right to reach, after a steep climb, the first houses of La Chaise-Dieu.
Go straight ahead to arrive at Place de l'Abbaye.
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Location details

Departure location: Allègre.
Place of arrival: La Chaise-Dieu.




Activities on site

  • Pedestrian sports
  • Hiking route

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