On the way to Saint-Jacques

Hiking for 3 days with a donkey in Limousin

hiking in Limousin's Mountains with a donkey / 5 days / 35 Mi

donkey hike: family vacation in Limousin


Beautiful itinerary with a stopover rich in heritage in the town of Eymoutiers. We recommend this hike to good walkers: the last stage is a little longer (18km) and requires a little training. Recommended minimum age for children: from 7 years old.

hiking with a donkey: your steps on the path to St. Jacques


Inns and guest rooms / full board

hiking with a donkey: your step in Eymoutiers

Stopover in Eymoutiers


stopover on the way to Saint-Jacques in Limousin and "Petite Cité de Caractère"

 from €520/ adult - €220 / child

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2 adults + 2 children between 4 and 12 years old

with 1 donkey + accommodation + meal

An estimate will be made to finalize your project

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hiking with a donkey: 5-days circuit

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hiking with a donkey: 5-days circuit

5-days hiking with a donkey - france

stay organized by Appaat Millevaches
travel operator on the regional park Millevaches in Limousin.

hike on the path of St-Jacques with a donkey

First day (4:30)

Let's start the adventure !
By leaving the farm of Donkeys, the route leads you up to the foothills of Mont-Larron. It dominates the valley of Maulde of its dark and impressive silhouette... The still hamlets inspire peace : under the sun, the old granite houses seems to be asleep. After a last moment by the river, you join Saint-Julien-le-Petit.
This evening, you'll stay in the inn of the village. 
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donkey hike Massif Central

Second day (4:15)

Today, you will cross woods and meadows where graze the famous cows limousines. If it tempts you, a small bathing in the lake of Martineix is completely possible. During this time, your donkey will relax in the fresh grass. In Augne, you can discover the tiny church Saint-Pierre. Finally, we wish you a beautiful stage at the Ranch des Lacs. Jules and Françoise, the owners of this charming place will know how to advise you ther specialities, in particular the famous Fondue Pelaude.
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donkey hike Massif Central

Third day (4:30 hours)


Between Augne and Eymoutiers, at the top of a hill, stand the ruins of a chapel: This is where legend places the tomb of the Chevalier de Farsac. It is also said that his ghost still roams the mysterious surrounding woods today. So be careful!

And if by chance no evil spirit prevents you from continuing on your way, you will soon arrive on the heights of Eymoutiers and in sight of the Vienne valley.

At the Maison des Cerisiers, Tim and Richard welcome you for the next 2 days. They will share with you their deep attachment to their adopted village.


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donkey hike in France

Fourth day


You have free time to rest, stroll or discover all the riches of Eymoutiers, a small town of character and an important stopover on the way to Saint-Jacques in Limousin... The banks of Vienne are yours, the contemporary art museum , the swimming pool, the cozy little cafes or the delicious pastries from Chou Beurre Pomme!

Whatever your program, the St Etienne collegiate church remains a must, as does the house of the Master Tanner or the Pré Lanaud park.

Fifth day

(6 hours)


Today's step is simple to follow: look for the signs for the Chemin de St-Jacques en Limousin marked with the famous shell! You will be pleased to discover the hamlets along the route and then the large forest estates overlooking Peyrat-le-Château.

By the way, have you had the opportunity to discover this village? You have plenty of time to stop at Place de l'Eglise, in the garden of the Tour des Lusignan or at the edge of its medieval pond.


Finally, you reach the Donkey farm at the end of the afternoon. All good things come to an end (unless you extend your stay with an unusual night in a yurt?...)

family vacation: hiking with a donkey
donkey-trekking limousin

Stay organized by Appaat Millevaches
travel operator on the regional park Millevaches in Limousin.

Hiking with a donkey in Limousin
The Farsac chapel