If you love water sports or relaxing on the beach, the calm, refreshing waters of Lac Chambon and Lac des Hermines are made for you ! Activities include swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, canoeing and children’s play area.
Enjoy the benefits of the hot spring waters of Auvergne and treat yourself to a moment of pure relaxation at one of the Sancy spa resorts and leisure complexes at Mont-Dore, La Bourboule and Saint-Nectaire !
Take to the air to discover the magical landscape from a different angle and get your fill of thrilling sensations ! Hot-air balloon trips, paragliding, zip wires (at Super Besse), everything is possible ! Rock-climbing enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with Crête du Coq or Dent de la Rancune in the magnificent Vallée de Chaudefour, Capucin in the Vallée du Mont-Dore, Falaise du Rivalet at Saint-Nectaire.
Sancy can also be explored by bike or mountain bike, alone, with family or friends. Discover the legendary Col de la Croix-Saint-Robert, Col de la Geneste and Col de la Croix Morand ! A 76km discovery circuit is a great way to see all the different facets of the area including its wonderful architectural heritage : the medieval and Renaissance character village of Besse, the Romanesque church of Saint-Nectaire, Notre-Dame d'Orcival, Murol and its medieval castle, the fine Belle-Epoque buildings of La Bourboule, Mont-Dore and Saint-Nectaire.