Walking in the Auvergne : 42 Walks in Volcano Country

By (author) Crolla, Rachel; By (author) McKeating, Carl

This handy guidebook offers the finest day walks in five different areas of the Auvergne, an often-forgotten region in central France perfect for accessible day walking in a unique and spectacular landscape. Towns such as Vichy, Clermont-Ferrand and Puy-en-Velay also offer delightful places to base yourself for that perfect walking holiday. The ridges, rocky peaks and verdant valleys of the Cantal supervolcano dominate south-western Auvergne. The centre of the region hosts the unique chain of 'puys' with their pudding bowl forms and the pristine crater lakes of the Sancy massif. In the north, the Montagne Bourbonnaise preserves a pastoral way of life which is quintessentially French while the Haute Loire's rivers and medieval abbeys reward those venturing further off the beaten track. Notes on the geology and history of points of interest passed en route help you to get the most out of your explorations. The 42 routes described range from easy to challenging and between 5 and 20km. All are illustrated with clear, original sketch maps and colour photographs and all the information you need to plan your trip is included, including a useful walker's glossary.

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[目次]

  • Overview map
  • Map key
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Volcanoes
  • Plants and wildlife
  • Food and drink
  • When to go
  • Getting there
  • Getting around
  • Accommodation
  • Difficulty
  • Equipment
  • Maps
  • Waymarking
  • Hazards and emergencies
  • Using this guide
  • 1 The Cantal
  • Walk 1 Puy de Niermont
  • Walk 2 An Ascent of the Puy de Peyre Arse
  • Walk 3 Puy Mary with Optional Excursion to Puy de la Tourte
  • Walk 4 Traverse of the Breche de Rolland from Puy Mary to Peyre Arse
  • Walk 5 Around Medieval Murat
  • Walk 6 The Plomb du Cantal
  • Walk 7 A Rombiere Ramble
  • Walk 8 Puy Griou
  • Walk 9 Up the Usclade
  • Walk 10 The Elanceze
  • Walk 11 Puy Violent and the Shadow Rock
  • Walk 12 Roches Taillade and Roc d'Hozieres
  • Walk 13 Circuit of Puy Chavaroche
  • Walk 14 St Cirgues de Jordanne - Southern circuit
  • Walk 15 St Cirgues de Jordanne - Northern circuit
  • 2 The Chaine des Puys (Monts Domes)
  • Walk 16 Puy de Dome
  • Walk 17 Puys Lassolas and de la Vache
  • Walk 18 Around Orcival
  • Walk 19 Puy des Gouttes
  • Walk 20 The Crater of Puy Pariou
  • Walk 21 The Water of Volvic
  • 3 The Monts Dore
  • Walk 22 The Grand Horseshoe: Puy de Sancy from Mont-Dore
  • Walk 23 Up the Chaudefour Valley to Puys Sancy and Ferrand
  • Walk 24 Around Lake Pavin
  • Walk 25 Connecting the Cascades of Puy d'Angle
  • Walk 26 The Tuiliere and Sanadoire rocks
  • Walk 27 A Tour of the Curiosities of St Nectaire
  • Walk 28 Lake Guery and the Banne d'Ordanche
  • 4 The Haute-Loire: Livradois Forez and Velay
  • Walk 29 Around Chaise-Dieu and the Senouire
  • Walk 30 The Gorges of the Loire
  • Walk 31 A Circuit of Allegre
  • Walk 32 Mont Bar from Allegre
  • Walk 33 Domeyrat and the Senouire
  • Walk 34 Vieille Brioude and the Ceroux
  • Walk 35 Lavaudieu Abbey and the Senouire
  • 5 The Montagne Bourbonnaise
  • Walk 36 The Ruins of Montgilbert
  • Walk 37 Milling around the Mills
  • Walk 38 Around Chatel Montagne and the Puy de Roc
  • Walk 39 Rocher St Vincent
  • Walk 40 The Cascade de la Pisserote
  • Walk 41 The Plateau de la Verrerie and its Tourbiere
  • Walk 42 Pierre Chatel from St Nicolas des Biefs
  • Appendix A Route summary table
  • Appendix B Glossary of French walking terms
  • Appendix C Further reading
  • Appendix D Useful contacts

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書名 Walking in the Auvergne : 42 Walks in Volcano Country
著作者等 McKeating, Carl
Crolla, Rachel
書名別名 42 Walks in Volcano Country
出版元 Cicerone Press
刊行年月 2013.04.22
ページ数 256p
ISBN 9781849658973
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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