L'Été du Saint-Jacques – Craponne-sur-Arzon – circuit 12.4 km

The Puy-en-Velay urban community offers you a 12.4-kilometer hike on the legendary GR 765, Chemin de Saint-Jacques of Compostela. Departing from Craponne-sur-Arzon, you will come and follow a portion of the Jacquaire itinerary before
Departure from the multipurpose room parking lot. Take the path between the hedge and the multipurpose room. Cross the road and go up Allée Beausoleil. Cross the housing estate, ignoring the dead ends on the left and right. At the intersection with the road, turn right.
At the fork, continue left on the wide path. Persevere with your left hand. Ignore the path on the right, then arrive at a crossroads. At the fork, continue left on the wide path.
Take the César route (GR765) on the right. Go straight ahead, still on the Chemin de César until you reach a new junction at the bottom of the valley. At the stream, go right (avoid the collapsed footbridge) and go back up to the D9; follow it to the left for 70 m (Be careful!) then leave it on the right between the trees. At the intersection with the path, turn right again and continue straight on along the main path, ignoring the side paths. Arrive at a bend in a road.
Leave the GR765 and take the bend on the right for 130 m then take the path on the right and stay on the left. (Refreshments) At the edge of the woods, leave the path on the left and continue on the wide path. It leads to Douilloux.
In the hamlet, take the road on the left then immediately on the right. At the cross, follow the path to the right. It winds through the woods for a kilometer.
At the junction with the asphalt road, turn left towards the houses. Follow this road then, at a bend, cross the hamlet of Chabassenelles.
Continue straight on for 1.4 km, passing the place called Le Croiset, the sewage treatment plant and the sawmill before returning to your starting point.
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Location details

Departure location: Craponne-sur-Arzon football stadium.
Place of arrival: Craponne-sur-Arzon football stadium.
35 minutes from Puy-en-Velay via Saint-Paulien, Bellevue-la-Montagne and Beaune-sur-Arzon.
Recommended parking: Multipurpose room parking.




Activities on site

  • Pedestrian sports
  • Hiking route

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