Summits

Plomb du Cantal

The Plomb du Cantal - 1858 m

The Plomb du Cantal is the highest summit in the Massif Cantalien, in the heart of Europe largest volcano.
Exceptional views of the summits of the Massif Central: Puy Griou, Puy Mary, Puy de Sancy...
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To the top : walking, mountain biking, paragliding.

Access:
With the cable car. Departure Station du Lioran. Open from June 16th to September 9th (depending on the weather)
On walking :
- Take the GR4 (red and white marked) from the ski resort Le Lioran, 4 hour walk. Difference in altitude 605m.
- Take the GR4/400
from Prat de Bouc, 3hour walk. Difference in altitude 455m.

 

The Puy Mary - 1783 m

Take the mountain pass road the Pas de Peyrol (1588m) to reach the Puy Mary which is in the heart of the preserved Monts du Cantal.

Access:
- From the mountain pass, the Pas de Peyrol : return walk takes approximately 1 hour, climbing 199m (possible to do as family)
- From Le Lioran, from Font de Cère along the GR 4/400, 6h walk (difference in altitude 540m); or leave from Font d'Alagnon taking the Rombière chair lift which is open in summer only (from July 7th to August 26th) 4h return walk.

The Puy Griou - 1690 m

Emblematic summit in the Cère valley. Its remarkable coneshaped peak is made of phonolite rock which produces a ringing sound when hit

Access :
- From Le Lioran, leave from Font de Cère : green walking trail, 8.5 km circuit 4h. Difference in altitude 390m.
- Or leave from Font d'Alagnon, taking the Rombière chair lift which is open in Summer only (from July 7th to August 26th) 1h15 return walk.

THE BEC DE L'AIGLE - 1700 m

Access:
Leave from Le Lioran, Font d'Alagnon. Signposted track : yellow footpath - 8km - 3h30 by foot. Difference in altitude 510m.