Sandy Greenwood & Ross Markwell

15800 St Jacques des Blats

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DAY 1 - Arrive St Jacques des Blats

Arrive in St Jacques des Blats, unpack and relax.

Over dinner we will discuss your itinerary and plan the walks for the week ahead.

DAY 3 - St Jacques des Blats - Niervèze - Thiézac

Distance:  16km

Height gain: 900m

Take in the breathtaking views as you meander along the Vallée du Cére. Enjoy the ancient hedgerows and their abundance of wildlife and flowers as you pass through a scattering of small working hamlets.the varieties of wild flowers that thrive here.  From here you descend on a wide woodland track before entering the wooded and rocky area known as the ‘Chaos de Casteltinet’.

DAY 4 - Thiézac - L’Elanceze - Thiézac

Walk through the natural stone arch ‘Porte du Lion’ before continuing on to the village of Thiézac. You continue through Thiézac, taking time to visit the Chapelle-de-Notre-Dame-de-la Consolation before arriving at your overnight stay.

Height gain: 510m

A circular walk from your base in Thiézac. Follow paths and tracks, pass the Col de Lagat to the magnificent Cascade de Faillitoux. You then climb through meadows and woodlands to arrive at the Col de Bellecombe.

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DAY 2 - St Jacques des Blats - Plomb du Cantal - Arpon du Diable

NB:  Those preferring a more gentle start to their holiday can opt for a less strenuous walk.

Distance:  11.5km

Height gain: 400m

Distance:  12km

Take in the breathtaking 360° views before following the ridge to the peak of L’Elanceze. The rocky path then leads you back to your guest house for the 2nd night.

A strenuous high altitude walk. Climb through rocky flower filled pastures to the Plomb du Cantal, the highest peak of the region (1855m). Take in the breathtaking 360° views before following the ridge to the dramatic ‘Arpon du Diable’. You now descend steeply through pastures and woodlands as you return to St Jacques des Blats.