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Circuit Pédestre N°42 les Gorges du Verger

Walking/pedestrian at Bourganeuf

5.6 km
Loop
Walking/pedestrian
1h 30min
Easy
  • Departure from the Martin Nadaud school car park. Follow for 20 m up the sidewalk towards Clermont Ferrand, then turn right at the sign “les gorges du Verger”. Possibility of second parking at 20m. Take the prohibited direction and continue in the alley of oaks. (The Château d'Emile de Girardin is on the right and an old washhouse on the left). Pass the wooden barriers and continue on the main path along a dry stone wall. To the right, the mill of the “Verger”, private today and lower to the...
    Departure from the Martin Nadaud school car park. Follow for 20 m up the sidewalk towards Clermont Ferrand, then turn right at the sign “les gorges du Verger”. Possibility of second parking at 20m. Take the prohibited direction and continue in the alley of oaks. (The Château d'Emile de Girardin is on the right and an old washhouse on the left). Pass the wooden barriers and continue on the main path along a dry stone wall. To the right, the mill of the “Verger”, private today and lower to the left the Rocher de la Mariée. Go along the waterfalls, on the right, a footbridge leads to a small water tower more commonly called "the pigeon house" (beware of dead end!) Arrived at the crow's feet, turn left towards the laces of the orchard (on the right, detour by a Spirit House). Viewpoint over the gorges after the 3rd bend and stop at the 2nd Spirit House. At the end of the switchbacks, turn sharply to the right in front of the Spirit House explanatory panel. You arrive below the old slaughterhouse of Bourganeuf, then turn left. Cross the road and take the path that goes up opposite (a few steps will help you). At the next crow's feet, follow the left path and walk along the meadow. Beautiful panorama over the city. At the exit of the wood, continue the path on the right. At the crow's feet, turn left along the meadow. Beautiful point of view on the Limousin forest. Follow the yellow markings, continue your way. You will find two parallel paths, take the one on the left, on the edge of the undergrowth. Let the latter go to the right, walk along the broom hedge on your left, continue following the edge of the wood, observing a slight curve to the left. When you reach a crossroads, take the path on your left (circuit n ° 1). Continue straight on until you reach a small, steeply sloping tarmac road, leave the telecommunications antenna on your left. Magnificent point of view on your right. You arrive on the RN 141, follow the sidewalk on your left and immediately turn left. Barely 100m later, cross the road and find a few steps that will lead you to the Chapelle du Puy. After visiting the chapel (if it is open), go down the steps in front and follow the sidewalk on your left. Cross at the pedestrian crossing in front of the gendarmerie and continue on the right sidewalk. Take the next street to the right, and at the bottom turn left. You join the RN 141 road, cross at the pedestrian crossing on your right, and you will find the starting car park.
  • Difference in height
    161.4 m
  • Documentation

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161 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 450 m
  • End altitude : 450 m
  • Maximum altitude : 590 m
  • Minimum altitude : 447 m
  • Total positive elevation : 161 m
  • Total negative elevation : -161 m
  • Max positive elevation : 48 m
  • Min positive elevation : -106 m