the lake Vassivière with a donkey

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

Tour on the shore path / 4 days / 58 km / 36 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 10 years old.
This tour is available from June to September

4-days donkey-trekking


bivouac on 1 and 3 star campsites.

The equipment is provided and already installed by us! Catering nearby.

4-days donkey-trekking

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

 from €150/ adult - €60 / child

* Price from ... and on a basis

2 adults + 2 children between 3 and 9 years old

with 1 donkey + accommodation

An estimate will be made to finalize your project

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4-days donkey-hiking

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4-days donkey-hiking

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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.
>> see accomodation

family-trekking with a donkey

Day 2 (4:30)
The day's lap is quite simple : just follow the shoreline ! First at the foot of the Crozat wood, then from village to village, from one beach to the other, from a cove to a bog... until your evening lap : bivouac on the peninsular of Broussas (with a beach 100m away). >> see accomodation
Optional: loop circuit around Broussas or day off (beach, tree climbing ...)

 Day 3 (5 hours )
The lap is longer but whitout any major difficulties. The shore trail takes you today towards the nord-east of the great lake, a wilder and wooded shore than yesterday. In the end, you will find Auphelle and the bivouac of the first evening (a beach is 200m away). 

donkey-hiking by the lake vassivière

Day 4 (5:15)
Return to the valley and the town of Peyrat through the moor of Quenouille and the Grammonts. 

Accommodation information: the stages on this circuit are in bivouacs on 2 and 3 star campsites: the 2 Islands in Auphelle and the Presqu'île in Broussas

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

For meals: fresh bread and pastries to order on arrival for breakfast the next day, catering nearby (July-August only), groceries for sale 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