Would you like to climb the slopes of a volcano? The Massif Cantalien offers routes for all levels on the ridges, on the plateau, in the forest and allows you to train with specific workshops.
In total, there are 35 trail routes from easy to expert level, 3 Trail Challenges to measure yourself against other runners, 3 verticals and 2 white trail routes to continue training in winter.
Dare to confront the wild immensity of the largest volcanic massif in Europe!
To orient you during your run, routes of the Espace Trail du Massif Cantalien are equipped with trail directional markers. Each marker is printed with the number(s) of the itinerary(s) to be followed with their colour of difficulty (green - blue - red - black) or their particularity (orange = vertical; azure blue = snow-route).
The trail markers are placed in a regular way, at each directional change. Between two trail directional markers, follow the existing hiking markers.
In urban areas, trail-running markers can be adapted to meet the requirements of city marking signs. The markers are coloured brown.
The Espace Trail Massif Cantalien offers you three routes equipped with permanent timing beacons. Three verticals, starting from three different starting sites (Le Lioran, Prat de Bouc, St Jacques des Blats), for the same finish : the summit of the Plomb du Cantal !
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On the routes :
In the event of problem (lack of markings, maintenance problems, environmental problems...), do not hesitate to signal this problem by using the reporting tool available on the route page, on the website (button under the map) or in the mobile app. You will be able to geolocate the problem and also send a corresponding photo. The Espace manager will be automatically notified of your report and will be able to check and deal with the problem.