In the heart of this “impluvium of Volvic”, La Coussedière benefits from a rich and protected environment. Walking or cycle along the many paths and discovering the local fauna and flora is most enjoyable. But if you are looking for more excitement, why not try paragliding or ballooning over the Puy de Dome? And finally, there’s nothing better than swimming in one of the many lakes or canoeing down the Sioule river.
Walking and topographical guides are available for you throughout your stay. But don’t hesitate to ask for advice - we are more than happy to seek to assist you.
During the summer the Société des Eaux de Volvic organises guided walks: click here for further information.
Our rooms are near the GR441 so they are ideal as a staging post along the Tour de la Chaîne des Puys (Topo FFR GR4 Volcans et lacs d’Auvergne) long-distance footpath route.
Please ask about our onward-transport service options, including luggage-only [see Pricing and Facilities section].
Cycling / Mountain-biking
Within easy reach of your accommodation there are rides to suit both occasional and experienced cyclists.
Maps and routes will be available.
From July 2014, for bike-hiring, you can contact l’espace information des eaux de Volvic (Tel : 04 73 64 51 39, firstname.lastname@example.org). GPS with walking routes will also be available for rent.
Geocaching is a treasure hunt that you can practice with your smartphone
by downloading the geocaching application. From our B&B, among others possibilities,
you can follow a circuit of 8.6 km where no less than 43 caches may be discovered.
What a great way to motivate children to hike!
However, like all other games, geocaching follows a few simple rules. We invite you to read it here.
Take to the Skies!
For real excitement, take off from the Puy de Dôme: hot-air ballooning or paragliding is the way to travel!
Check out Planète Puy-de-Dôme for more information.
Or take the Water!
Lovers of wild swimming are recommended to spend an afternoon at Gour de Tazenat or along the Sioule, or alternatively at the Fades dam. There are meanwhile further volcanic lakes waiting to be discovered nearby.
Travelling down the Sioule Gorges by canoe/kayak is another popular watersports option.
In winter, we can provide you with sledges and snowshoes, so you can take full advantage of any snowy conditions. Meanwhile, there are ski-resorts less than an hour’s drive from your accommodation.