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Le Puy du Pariou

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albertv1527 wrote a review Dec 2019
Utrecht, The Netherlands569 contributions80 helpful votes
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Highly recommend hike. There are multiple paths leading to the top of the Puy de Pariou. If you take the path that goes counter clockwise around the base of the puy you will be treated on a varied landscape with some clearings that allow for very nice panoramas. After 2,5 km (the last stretch slanting up) you will reach stairs that spiral around the puy all the way to its top. Those are 500+ steps. From halfway up the stairs you can see more mountains in the distant south (i.e. Puy de Sancy  & co). On the top you have a magnificent panorama over the nearby volcanoes and into the caldera. Can very well be combined with going up neighbouring Puy de Goules. In fact they share the car park (Parking des Goules). If you only go up one volcanoe, choose Pariou, it's the better experience. If you do both, save Pariou for last.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Arvind Kumar Yerram wrote a review Nov 2019
Hyderabad, India1324 contributions227 helpful votes
It is a rare sight to spend an evening after a relatively easy trek in a volcanic crater. Being in the shadows of Puy de Dome, this has become a trekkers paradise for the locals.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Bigjake33 wrote a review Sep 2018
London, United Kingdom136 contributions79 helpful votes
This is a great walk, so well sign-posted you just can't get lost. Park at the main car park on the road to Vulcania, which has lots of spaces and is free. Walk up via the wooded route, which gives you shade on the uphill section if it's hot, then go down via the board walk section. It's not too difficult, but when you get to the top the views are great views. An added bonus is going down into the crater (some slightly tricky steps here) which has a nice grassy area for eating your lunch. A unique experience!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Christophe T wrote a review Mar 2018
Chennai (Madras), India118 contributions32 helpful votes
Easy trek (2 hours Up & Down) walking through nature, and finaly discovering that perfect crater ring shaped. A very nice trek for families.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Karen B wrote a review Apr 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom22 contributions7 helpful votes
The effort of getting to the top is well worth it for the views. Can be walked in either direction depending on preference. Ascend by the steps or by the woodland walk and descent by the other. Been down the woodland walk twice, April both times as an August visit was up and down the steps due to time restraints so only saw the trees in bud. I should imagine it is stunning when in full leaf.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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