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The first third of the course is the most technical and the hilliest. It is also the one that offers the most beautiful landscapes: a view over the Puy du Sancy on sunny days, a passage by the Diège and especially a descent overlooking the river. The rest of the route alternates between passages through the woods, beautiful forest tracks, and a few roads with little traffic. This circuit includes a shorter circuit (Picturesque Valleys - 13 km) and a longer route (Puy de Sabat - 32 km).
3 points of interest
- Heritage site
Church of Saint PierreThe church of Saint-Pierre, partly Romanesque, was built in the 13th century and enlarged in the 17th century. Inside, there is a representation of the Lamentation of Christ, a painting on wood dating from the 17th century and classified as a historical monument since 1970.
Pond of Mont RouxParticularly appreciated by fishermen, the Mont Roux pond is the ideal place for a picnic break.
La DiègeA right bank tributary of the Dordogne, the Diège borders the eastern part of the commune of Mestes. To the southeast of the commune is the Chaumettes dam, built between 1925 and 1927, and which is still in use today, producing hydroelectricity.
Marking: brown arrows, circuit number 19
- Departure : Church, Mestes
- Arrival : Church, Mestes
- Towns crossed : Mestes, Saint-Exupéry-les-Roches, and Valiergues
Please note, pedestrians have priority
Access and parking
Located between Ussel and Egletons, the starting point is along the D 1089. From Ussel, go towards Tulle. When you reach Combressol, head towards Lamazière-Basse, continue for 400 m, then turn right. 250 m further on, turn right. Then take the first left. The car park is located on the edge of the pond, on the left.
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