The hiking trails

Hiking trails and sports getaways

Between Saint-Jacques and Stevenson, indulge in Via Ferrata, trail running, rafting descents, or winter walks with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing offered in our region.

Hiking trails

Embark on renowned GR routes.

Sports getaways

Sports activities and escapades.

Leisure and discoveries

Take the time to savor

The Way of Saint James

Starting from Geneva, Cluny, Lyon, or directly from Le Puy-en-Velay, the journey to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle is now much more than just a pilgrimage. It's an adventure, a true adventure. Discovering the universal heritage surrounding this mythical route is done on foot, but also by bike, mountain bike, and even by motorcycle.

The Stevenson Trail

Travel in the footsteps of Robert-Louis Stevenson... Uttering these words is already an adventure! A hiker before his time, Stevenson undertook this journey in 1878 alone from Le Puy-en-Velay to reach the Cévennes, a land that attracted him since his childhood in Scotland. 252 km of adventure...

The Saint-Régis Trail

The Saint-Régis trail is a loop hike starting from Le Puy-en-Velay that can be completed in 9 days. Covering a total distance of 201 km, this hike will take you through the plateaus of Velay. You will discover a magnificent region of medium mountains, whether on the volcanic plateaus of Mezenc or Meygal, or the granite plateau of Montfaucon.

The GR3®, Loire Trail

Between basins and plateaus, the Loire River originates a few kilometers away at Mont Gerbier-de-Jonc and crosses the Ardèche department towards Le Puy-en-Velay. From there, the Loire sets its course following the geology, faults, and fractures of time. An impressive series of reliefs accompanies it as it crosses the municipalities, revealing their beautiful heritage.

The Régordane Trail

Traversing the Régordane trail means venturing into 3 departments: Haute-Loire, Lozère, and Gard, true paradises for hikers. In the land of volcanoes, in Gévaudan, between the Cévennes and the Mediterranean, the Régordane trail is a millenary route of pilgrimage and exchange. Admire its landscapes, discover its historical tales, tread its paths...

Sports getaways

Non-exhaustive list of sports activities to discover in Velay

On foot

The atypical relief of Velay, which sees a succession of volcanoes, wild valleys, and aerial plateaus, is the ideal playground for hiking enthusiasts (many GR routes), trail running (Gorges de la Loire, Meygal, etc.), or extreme enthusiasts (Via Ferrata du Pertuis or Saint-Jean-Lachalm).

On wheels

Whether you're looking for a relaxing moment in nature or a sporting hike, don't hesitate to explore the routes of Velay by bike or mountain bike. Discover one of the greenways in the Haute-Loire department or ride on the famous Via Fluvia starting from Lavoûte/Loire, just 15 minutes from the hotel.

In winter

At 35 minutes from the hotel, in winter, treat yourself to the joys of skiing at the family ski resort of Les Estables and the Nordic areas of Mézenc and Meygal. On the menu: cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowkiting, ski paragliding, skating, snowshoeing, and dog sledding excursions. Or discover Lugik Park with your family!

Leisure and discoveries

Savor Velay

Aquatic pleasures

Descend the Gorges de l’Allier by rafting amidst breathtaking landscapes, adrenaline, and unforgettable memories with friends or family. Or enjoy a moment of wild water swimming between the wild Loire, Haut-Allier, natural lakes (Malaguet, Bouchet, ...) and water bodies (Champclause, Saint-Front, ...).

Rural pleasures

Enjoy a moment of fishing in natural lakes, water bodies, or wild waters to catch carp, trout, pike, or zander. Or enjoy a nature hike to discover the natural environment of Velay (mushrooms, edible plants, ...).


Enjoy a round of golf at the gates of Le Puy-en-Velay/Ceyssac, Les Pandreaux, or the famous golf course of Chambon-sur-Lignon, at the foot of Mont Mézenc and Suc du Lizieux, 45 minutes from the hotel.

Freewheeling or by air

Velay is full of beautiful winding roads for collectors' cars and motorcycles, as well as being a stage of the Historic Monte-Carlo Rally. You can discover the landscapes from the air and enjoy the annual gathering of hot air balloons in Velay in early November.