in Craponne-sur-Arzon

PR688 Le chemin des Trois Provinces

This circuit allows you to see the foothills of Auvergne, to the north, and those of Forez, to the east, taking a medieval road, a Roman road and two Gallic roads, one being the authentic path of Saint-Jacques-of Compostela.

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From the station, take the D 498 then, just before the bridge, the second street on the right. At the fork, take the street on the left. At the crossroads, continue straight ahead and pass Fadèze.
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.
Take Chemin de César on the left. Continue straight on the road. At the crossroads, cut the D 44 and continue straight on.
Cross the railway line and continue straight ahead. Cross two roads and reach an intersection. Ignore the lane on the right and go straight on towards Orcerolles. Take the road on the right, cross the hamlet and continue along the road. She crosses the railway line. Go straight down the path.
Take the D 498 on the left for 60 m, then leave it on the left to go up the path. Cross the D 498 at the level crossing and take the small road opposite. After the bend, in the bend, go straight on the path. Continue along the road opposite.
In Polagnac, ignore the first path on the right. At the entrance to the bend, leave the road for the path on the right. At the edge of the woods, turn left.
At the T before Ranchoux, turn left and enter the hamlet. In the center, ignore the first street on the right, then follow the road on the right (south). She moves away from the hamlet. At the crossroads, turn right.
At the farm, leave the road on the left for the path along the edge of the meadow. Cut the D 611 and continue. Cross the wood.
At the intersection, take the wide middle path. Facing the farm, turn left. Take the road on the left (south). Before the railway line, it turns left. Cross the D 498 bridge on the right and reach the station.
Pedestrian sportsHiking route
Duration03hElevation290 D- ​​/ 290 D+Distance13,0 kmMax Altitude981 m
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