Hot air balloon flight in Auvergne 1 h - Le Puy en VelayVals-prés-le-Puy
Activity: Hot air balloon
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Haute-Loire, located in the centre of the Massif Central, is one of the four departments of the Auvergne region. It is named after its position upstream of the Loire, which crosses it from one end to the other. Its rich natural heritage makes it a superb multi-activity playground in the heart of Auvergne. Come and enjoy the fresh air in the surrounding natural sites by trying out fun activities during your family vacation like zip lines in the region's adventure parks. The tree climbing is an excellent idea for going out with your children or friends. Young and old will find the adventure course at their level. After a well-deserved picnic, continue with archery, a treasure hunt or a canoe/kayak trip at a local recreation centre. Take to a higher level by flying in a hot air balloon, ULM, free flight or paragliding for more thrills. From the sky, the view is breathtaking over the natural spaces below. During a trip to Auvergne, hikers will not be disappointed! There are many hikes available throughout the Livradois-Forez regional nature park. Come and spend pleasant moments in the heart of nature at Mount Mouchet, the mountain in the Margeride massif that was the scene of clashes during the Second World War. A memorial to the resistance is erected at its top. Take the hiking trails to explore the regional nature reserve of the Cratère du Mont-Bar. The discovery of nature, fauna and flora will delight both young and old, as this green setting is so beautiful. And if you are not a fan of hiking and prefer horseback riding, then go horseback riding or pony trekking. There's nothing like an outdoor activity to recharge your batteries and get some fresh air. Caving, via ferrata, canyoning, canoeing or rafting, there are many choices! During your winter holidays, enjoy the cross-country ski slopes of Meygal, take snowshoe rides or toboggan runs and fall back into childhood. Lovers of cultural visits will be spoilt for choice as there are so many beautiful monuments to visit: the ruins of Beaufort Castle, Polignac Castle or Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation Cathedral in Le Puy-en-Velay, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Santiago de Compostela Tracks. You can also admire the Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe church, proudly enthroned at the top of a volcanic peak or the Saint-Julien de Brioude basilica. Go to Lac du Bouchet and enjoy the playgrounds, relax by the water, swim or fish for trout. The place is ideal for a small picnic by the lake. Enjoy the culinary specialities of this beautiful region of Auvergne such as Saint-Nectaire, fourme d'Yssingeaux, the famous bleu d'Auvergne, the green lentil of Le Puy or even gentian liqueur. Do not hesitate any longer and come to Haute-Loire for your next holiday. The large spaces of the middle mountains where nature is still preserved are waiting to dazzle you!