A land of hiking, Velay is also characterized by its steep slopes and mountains to explore. We take a breath, we don't forget our walking stick and we're off to gain some height. Come, today we're having a summit!

By gaining a little height, it is quite easy to realize the immensity of the Vellavian landscapes. It is in front of this breathtaking environment that we fall in love with unspoilt nature again. Like on Mont-Mézenc, which you will tread up to its 1753m high summit! Without a doubt, the most beautiful view that the Velay horizons can offer.

Here you are in a land of volcanoes, facing vast expanses... Mont-Mézenc, we climb it or go around it, on foot! We mainly walk along paths that lead to the highest point of the department and its perched orientation table, right up there. Exceptional, indescribable... Yes, we are talking about the view that awaits you up there.

Luke Olivier

The highest point of Velay

Mont Mézenc is the emblematic and therefore essential site of your stay. At 1753 meters high, it is the highest peak in Haute-Loire and Ardèche; a summit which offers an exceptional 360° view over a large part of the South East of France

On the way for Meygal

Do you want more ? So let's go to Meygal, its juices and its summits! And there too, there is no shortage of landscapes. The peak of Lizieux is an almost oriental juice! It dominates the Yssingelais from the top of its 1388m, which offers a breathtaking 360° panorama, if you still have a little left.

And what about the great Testavoyre? It is the highest point of Meygal. Up there, at 1419m, a “bumpy” panorama made of conical peaks opens up to the eye. A little curiosity, the volcanic rock of this volcano is made up of phonolith which makes your walk sound! The discovery of rural heritage along your route is also remarkable.

Attacking the Ceneuil juice

Ceneuil is an emblematic volcano located between Vorey-sur-Arzon and Saint-Vincent. A botanical interpretation trail takes you on a discovery of the fauna, flora and geology of the place. At its summit, the vast landscapes of the Emblavez plain are available to walkers. Further on, towards Chamalières-sur-Loire, the view from Mont Gerbizon will leave you speechless, culminating at 1064m above the Gorges de la Loire.

The juice of Ceneuil in Saint-Vincent on the way to Saint-Jacques

Explore the Devès massif

Devès is a vast basalt plateau with 60 kilometers of ridge line! Mont Devès reaches 1421m and Mont Recours, located a stone's throw from the village of Cayres, peaks at 1394m. The vast plateau has more than 150 scoria cones. From there, a small detour via Lac du Bouchet is necessary…


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