2 days donkey-hiking

le lac de Vassivière

On the shore path with a donkey / 4 days / 58 km / 36 mi

Rent a donkey to hike in france

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.

bivouac while donkey-hike in limousin


camping / bivouac

no meals

 from €170/ adult

60 € / child between 3 and 10 years old
rental of a donkey + accommodation 

Rate on a 2 adults + 2 children basis with 1 donkey

interest of the circuit

4 days-circuit with a donkey

comfort of accommodation

hiking with a donkey in france

the hike of lake Vassivière with a donkey
family hiking at lake vassiviere

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.


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). 

hike with adonkey in Limousin


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).

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


bivouac at lake vassiviere in limousin
hiking with a donkey in limousin
lake vassiviere in france : hiking with a donkey