The Espace Trail
Welcome to the Espace Trail Massif Cantalien

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!

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Route 1 green - La Bonnevie Saint Antoine
8km 360m 360m
Murat
Route opened
HeritagePoint of viewCity
Route 2 green - Tour de Chambreuil
8.9km 210m 210m
Murat
Route opened
WaterfallForestHeritage
Route 3 blue - Col de la Molède
17.4km 690m 690m
Murat
Route opened
ForestHeritage
Route 4 blue - l'Ecir hivernal
20.3km 640m 640m
Murat
Route opened
HeritageBog
Route 5 red - La Roche Percée
22km 860m 860m
Laveissière
Route opened
ForestHeritage
Route 6 red - Puy de Seycheuse
31.8km 1480m 1470m
Laveissière
Route closed
ForestMonts du CantalHeritagePoint of view
Route 7 black - loop of the Allagnon valley
44.4km 2290m 2300m
Murat
Route opened
ForestMonts du CantalHeritagePoint of view
Route 8 green - Les Pindorios
6.7km 320m 320m
Laveissière
Route opened
WaterfallForestHeritage
Route 10 green - Pêcher lake
11.4km 220m 220m
Chavagnac
Route opened
Natural areasForestLake
Route 11 blue - Cézerat valley
15.5km 290m 290m
Chavagnac
Route opened
Natural areasForestLake
Route 15 blue - Plomb du Cantal - Pré Marty
10.8km 670m 670m
Prat-de-Bouc
Route opened
Monts du CantalPoint of view
Route 16 red - Puy de Niermont - Le Ché - Albepierre
19.2km 630m 630m
Prat-de-Bouc
Route opened
WaterfallSummer pasturesForestPoint of view
Route 17 Green - Cirque de Chamalière - Vergnes waterfall
10.4km 360m 360m
Albepierre-Bredons
Route opened
WaterfallForestMonts du Cantal
Route 20 blue - Les Boissines
15.1km 800m 790m
Saint-Jacques-des-Blats
Route opened
Summer pasturesForestMonts du CantalPoint of view
Route 21 red - Puy Gros
29.8km 1330m 1330m
Saint-Jacques-des-Blats
Route closed
Summer pasturesMonts du CantalHeritagePoint of view
Route 30 blue - Bec de l'Aigle - Meije Coste
7.2km 520m 520m
Le Lioran
Route opened
ForestMonts du CantalPoint of view
Route 31 blue - Bec de l'Aigle - Puy du Griou
13.1km 680m 680m
Le Lioran
Route opened
ForestMonts du CantalPoint of view
Route 32 blue - Plomb du Cantal - Puy du Rocher
11.8km 750m 750m
Le Lioran
Route opened
ForestMonts du CantalPoint of view
Route 34 green - Font d'Alagnon - Meije Coste
4.8km 250m 250m
Saint-Jacques-des-Blats
Route opened
Buron refugeForestMonts du Cantal
Route 41 blue - Tour de Peyre Arse
15km 610m 610m
Le Claux
Route opened
Monts du CantalPoint of view
Route 42 blue - Tour du Puy de Niermont
18.4km 660m 660m
Le Claux
Route opened
Route 43 red - Impradine valley
29.6km 1130m 1130m
Le Claux
Route opened
Route 51 green - Croix du Gendarme
8.5km 380m 380m
Dienne
Route opened
Point of view
Route 52 green - Laqueille
6.8km 230m 230m
Dienne
Route opened
ChamoisPoint of view
Route 60 blue - Entre cascade et chaos
16.1km 750m 750m
Thiézac
Route opened
Route 61 blue - Pailherols Hiver
17.3km 500m 500m
Pailherols
Route opened
Route 62 red - Haute Vallée du Goul
25km 660m 660m
Pailherols
Route opened
Route 63 green - Parc Vic sur Cère familiale
3.7km 10m 10m
Vic-sur-Cère
Route opened
Parcours 64 Bleu - Basse Vallée de la Cère
18.5km 540m 540m
Vic-sur-Cère
Route opened
Parcours 65 Vert - PMC - Autour du Donjon
6.1km 280m 280m
Polminhac
Route opened
Parcours 66 Vert - La Butte de Monjou
7.2km 300m 300m
Jou-sous-Monjou
Route opened
Route 67 blue - Planèze ouest - courte
20.2km 420m 420m
Badailhac
Route opened
Route 68 red - Planèze Ouest
33km 650m 650m
Badailhac
Route opened
Route 69 red - Vallée du Goul
20.1km 650m 650m
Raulhac
Route opened
Route 70 black - Vallée du Goul
36.7km 1370m 1370m
Raulhac
Route opened
Marking signs to follow

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.

Challenge yourself on the Défi Trail Massif Cantalien routes

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 !

Discover how it works Discover the challenge routes
Advices

Before your run :

  • Check the weather forecast before you leave, the itineraries can be dangerous in case of bad weather.
  • Find out about the state of the route
  • Before you leave Inform someone close to you of your itinerary and the planned timetables
  • Take water and food and drink

On the routes :

  • Please respect the natural and agricultural environments you pass through ;
  • Close the barriers after you have passed through
  • Stay on the paths and do not cut the laces.
  • All parts of the route using public roads are subject to the Highway Code.
  • Please make sure that you observe them.
  • Keep all your rubbish with you.
A marking problem ? Report it !

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.

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