Outdoor activities in the Auvergne

Swimming in Lac Chambon

There are many activities to be done in summertime in the Auvergne region. What about playing golf at the 9 hole golf course in Le Mont-Dore or swimming in Lac Chambon, Lac des Hermines at Super-Besse (July & August), Lac d’Aydat or in the plans d’eau van Murat-le-Quaire en La Tour d’Auvergne.

La Bourboule – at 6 km from Le Mont-Dore – has a swimming pool with sauna and hammam.

Spectacular for children and adults is the adventure parc of Mont-Dore Aventures. Routes of varied levels go from tree top to tree trop in the heart of the Capucin forest, above Le Mont-Dore. There is also a Via Ferrata at the Pic du Capucin.

The Sancy massif offers many possibilities for rock climbers. Just outside of Le Mont-Dore rock climbing can be enjoyed at the Capucin. At 9 kms from Les Camélias there the roués of the La Roche Tuilière. And in the Vallée de Chaudefour you can live it up at the “Crète du Coq” and the fearsome “Dent de la Rancune”. More routes can be found at Lac Pavin (Besse), Châteauneuf/Saint Sauves, Le Rivalet and Grandeyrolles.

Les Camélias has a guide book with climbing routes in the Puy de Dôme department.

The area of Les Camélias also offers many possibilities to horse riders. Les Ecuries de la Dordogne in Le Mont-Dore organises the whole year round tours through the Parc des Volcans. This you can then expect:

Super-Besse has a mega tyrolean traverse. Technical information:

  • 1.600 m length
  • 240 m difference in altitude
  • 120 km/hour
  • 45 m above the ground
  • Duration: 1.20 minutes

The video below shows what can be expected.

The Sancy massif can also be admired from the air. For instance, with a paraglider or with a hot air balloon tour.

Tired of all the outdoor activities? In Le Mont-Dore there is also a casino, a bowling alley, an ice rink and a covered jeux-de-boule area. And of course is also very pleasant to spend some time in our garden in summertime.

Mont-Dore Aventures
Summer toboggan run, Le Mont-Dpre
Horse-riding
Horse-riding
Golf du Mont-Dore
Golf du Mont-Dore
Golf du Mont-Dore
IJsbaan, Le Mont-Dore
Bowling, Le Mont-Dore
Lac Chambon
Lac Chambon
Lac Chambon
Giant tyrolean traverse, Super-Besse
Giant tyrolean traverse, Super-Besse
Giant tyrolean traverse, Super-Besse
Swimming pool, La Bourboule
Swimming pool, La Bourboule
Ballooning
Paragliding at the Puy de Dôme
Relaxing the Les Camélias garden