The Puy de Sabat
The Puy de Sabat
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The beginning of the course is more technical and hilly. It offers the most beautiful landscapes: the Puy du Sancy on sunny days, a passage by the Diège and a descent overlooking the river. The rest of the route alternates between passages in the woods, beautiful forest tracks, and roads with very little traffic. This circuit includes two shorter routes, Picturesque Valleys (13 km) and Fine Fountains (16 km). Favourite section: the passage through the wetlands at about the halfway point, on the wooden pontoons.
3 points of interest
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.
- 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.
Marking: brown arrows, circuit number 20
- Departure : Church, Mestes
- Arrival : Church, Mestes
- Towns crossed : Mestes, Saint-Exupéry-les-Roches, Valiergues, Chirac-Bellevue, and Saint-Angel
Please note, pedestrians have priority
Access and parking
From Ussel town centre, head towards Neuvic. 6 km further on, at the La Serre roundabout, take the second exit. 350 m further on, turn left towards Mestes. Go straight on for 1 km until you reach the small church at Mestes, slightly on the right, at the top of a small rise.
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