Duration : 5 days / 71 km
Accomodations : Inns and Bed breakfast / full board
Day 1 (4:15)
You get acquainted with your donkey and learn how to put a pack-saddle on correctly. Departure is by late morning. Between groves and pine forests, you will pass Le Cloup, Ladrat, Présenchères... all elegant hamlets. Then, discover the extensive panoramas of the Montagne Limousine from the top of Mont-Larron.
Day 2 (4 hours)
The Maulde languid in a series of steep-sided lakes line your course : you will first pass the Larron lake, then Sainte-Hélène lake when you are near the village of Bujaleuf. Are you tempted to go swimming ? Do not hesitate : a small beach can be the place for a relaxing and refreshing moment.
Day 3 (6 hours)
Go first to the Chalard castle wich overlooks a meander of the Vienne. You now have to penetrate the gorges of this very rugged river as it is close to its source on the Plateau de Millevaches.
Day 4 (4:30)
The journey continues with the gorges de la Vienne in the background. The railway line from Limoges to Clermont-Ferrand also winds through the valley and you may be lucky to catch sight of the steam train showing around summer visitors in this wild setting... A detour through the Farsac castle will take you to Moulin de Bachellerie, near Vienne, for the next lap.
Day 5 (6 hours)
All good things come to end... During the return lap, you will discover the rich heritage of the medieval town of Eymoutiers (it seems ice cream and pastries quite close to the Saint-Etienne church, are delicious...)
The Ânes de Vassivière farm and maybe a night at the yurt camp is just at the end of the road.