Tijdens een wandeling vlakbij Le Pinatou
The Haute-Loire is a perfect region for hiking. You can start with short distances or take a long hiking path (like the hiking path to Santiago de Compostella that passes 100 meter from Le Pinatou).
In our gîte you will find a number of predefined hikes with a map and a description in English. Would you like to walk more? Then book our hiking holiday![/p]
Discover the beautiful Haute-Loire while geocaching! Several caches have been hidden around Le Pinatou and there are 265 caches in the Haute-Loire. You will visit castles, old towns and beautiful landscapes.
Go to http://www.mides.fr/geocaching-departement-43-haute-loire to see all the geocaches.
Cycling / mountainbiking
You will find several mountainbike trails in the woods around le Pinatou.
You can start a wonderful canoe tour on the river Loire (6,11 and 15 km) at 15 minutes from Le Pinatou (in Vorey). You will find more information in the gîte.
Le Puy-en-Velay possesses a 9 holes golf course with a splendid view of the city.
The Haute-Loire offers many possibilities of swimming in natural water. Free of charge and ecologic! At 15 minutes you can swim in a lake (with a sandy beach) or in the river Loire. The river Allier also offers plenty of bathing places and what would you say about swimming in a lake in a volcano ? Everything is possible in the Haute-Loire!
You may also choose to swim in a pool.
At 10 minutes you will find an outdoor pool with chute-de-chute, waterfalls and sunbathing area.
If you go swimming on the lake in la Chaise-Dieu, don’t forget to hire a pedalo for even more fun!
A wonderful day out with the whole family: play Tarzan and Jane in the tree tops: action and adventure! Only 10 minutes away from Le Pinatou.
In Pradelles, in the south of the Haute-Loire, you can drive a cart on the ancient railway. A unique experience and beautiful views!
This is also possible in Saint-Paulien (less than 10 minutes away).
Ask us for more information.
A tour in an old train
And admire the nature all around you
View of the Mont Blanc from Le Mézenc. A distance of 250 km!
The ‘Domaine nordique du Mézenc’ (at a 50 minutes drive) skiing, cross country skiing, a tour in a slegde pulled by huskies, hiking on snow shoes, paragliding, etc. With beautiful views on the surrounding nature!
A unique experience: sitting in a cart and being pulled by huskies, possible in summer and winter, close to Le Pinatou
At only 6 km you can spoil yourself in a spa with sauna and jacuzzi. For more relaxation there are several spas in Le Puy.