PR613 Les pierres des moines

Let us be guided by the mystery of the forest. The “Stones” are there, mysterious, hidden among the fir trees. They are spying on us... Some will be seen at the bend of the path.
From the town square, follow the main street on the left until you reach the fountain. Turn left towards the Lamandie forest. Leave the village and soon arrive at a junction. Go right, pass near a house and enter the woods. Ignore a path on the right. After 200 m, reach a fork.
Turn left. At the edge, arrive at a new junction. Follow the path to the right which soon divides.
Continue left and go up into the woods. The sunken path leads to a small road. Follow it to the right. Reach a crossroads. Leave the road for the path on the left. The latter soon split.
Use the right path. After a high point, the path comes to an intersection. Continue right. Join a path, follow it to the right and arrive at a junction on a flat area.
Then take the second path on the left. In a small clearing, go right. At the road, turn left between large beech trees. The path goes down into the woods. Reaching a crossroads.
Follow the second path on the left. Cross the Lamandie stream on the footbridge and climb the steep path which leads to the Mures houses. There, take the path on the right. Arrive on the D 19. Cross it to climb the path on the other side. At the high point, arrive on a perpendicular forest track.
Go straight. After 550 m, reach a crossroads. Cross the D 588 and follow the road opposite which leads to Faud, then to Montchaud. When you arrive in this hamlet, turn left on the path that goes up. Once again in the woods, take the path on the left, then cross a deforested area. Arrive immediately at an intersection.
Turn left and continue straight. At a pasture on the left, discover a path on the right. Turn right to find and cross the road. Continue on the path which soon leaves the woods and arrives at Cistrières.
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Location details

Lieu de départ : Cistrières.
Lieu d’arrivée : Cistrières.
Cistrières, à 8,5 km à l’ouest de La Chaise-Dieu par la D 499 puis la D 19.
Recommended parking: Place de la Mairie. .




Activities on site

  • Pedestrian sports
  • Hiking route

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