the lake Vassivière with a donkey

donkey-trekking  in limousin - france
© Michel Vaxiviere — Le Lac de Vassiviere

Tour on the shore path / 5 to 6 days / 73 km / 46 mi

5th optional day in Broussas

4-days donkey-trekking

difficulty : Beautiful route on the lake shore trail. Many Swimming opportunities. Although the altitude difference is reasonable, this hike should be reserved for the good walkers ... Minimum age recommended for children: from 9 years old.
This tour is available from 06.03 to 09.11

4-days donkey-trekking

bivouac on campsites and in a rural accommodation center.

The equipment is provided and already installed by us! Catering near the campsites or on site (3rd evening).

 from €220/ adult - €100 / child

* Price from ... and on a basis

2 adults + 2 children between 4 and 12 years old

with 1 donkey + accommodation

An estimate will be made to finalize your project

interest of the circuit

4-days donkey-hiking

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4-days donkey-hiking

4-days donkey-trekking

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

holidays with a donkey in france

Day 1 ( 4:30)

Make a detour as soon as you start hiking through Moulin de l'Eau to get to Peyrat-le-Château. You will be feel like you have "left civilization" when you leave the town... You will climb slowly till you reach Quenouille through an old road lined with low walls, on the hillside. It is a typical hamlet of the Montagne Limousine with its picturesque granite walls. You then go down the Sentier des Poètes (Poets' Path) to Lake Vassivière where you set up the first bivouac.
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family-trekking with a donkey

Day 2 (4:30)

For today's stage, nothing could be simpler: just follow the shore!

First at the foot of Crozat wood, then from village to village, from one beach to another, from a cove to a peat bog... until your evening stage: bivouac on the peninsula of Broussas (beach at 100 m).

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For those who wish to take their time: a day of rest is possible in Broussas, to enjoy the beach, the course from Tree to Tree... or simply to do nothing at all!

Rest day to be requested when booking ;-)

rando âne 5 jours lac de vassivière

Day 3 (3 hours)

The shore path today takes you to the north-east of the large lake, a wilder shore than the day before, with magnificent viewpoints over the Creusoise part of Vassivière.

Your evening stopover is planned for the Plateaux Limousins, a charming hamlet managed since 1974 by a dynamic association concerned with developing social, solidarity and ecological tourism in our region.
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rando âne 5 jours lac de vassivière

Day 4 (4:30)

Here you are again on the shore path. Between Masgrangeas and Auphelle, we recommend a short detour via the Chassagnas peninsula where there are many small coves for swimming and particularly clear viewpoints: on the island, on the hills of Soumeix... At the end stage, you will also discover the dam built in 1949 and which made Vassivière one of the largest lakes in France.

The bivouac is the same as the first evening.

randonner avec un ane a vassiviere

Day 5 (5:15)

Return to the valley and the town of Peyrat via the magnificent Sentier des Poètes, dotted with sculpted stelae that pay homage to the Limousin troubadours.

You will discover on the way the protected natural site of the moor of Quenouille, its rocky chaos and its mysterious tumuli from the Iron Age...

Is the sky clear today? No doubt: it is indeed the volcanoes of Auvergne that you can see in the distance!

bivouac au bord du lac de Vassivière pendant votre randonnée avec un âne en limousin

Accommodation info

The stages on this circuit are done in bivouac.

We have set up bivouac areas for you with large Saharan tents + camp beds to comfortably accommodate up to 5 people. However, you will need to bring some equipment (duvets, picnic dishes, etc.) as well as all your personal effects and some provisions. The bivouacs obviously have sanitary facilities (showers, toilets, etc.)

For meals: fresh bread and pastries to order on your arrival at the campsites for breakfast the next day, restaurants nearby (July-August only), grocery store on site.

At the Plateaux Limousins (3rd evening): dinner, breakfast and picnic to take away upon reservation by you, at least 7 days before the stage. (No shops on site!)

donkey-hiking in limousin  -france
walk with a donkey - limousin - france

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

donkey-hiking by the lake vassivière in france