Walking in the Auvergne Competition

Win a copy of Cicerone's Guidebook Walking in the Auvergne - 42 walks in the Volcanic Hills of France

This pocket-sized guide by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating describes 42 walks between 5 and 20km, helping walkers to explore an often-forgotten region in central France. Five areas are covered: Cantal, Chaine des Puys, Mont Dores, Haute-Loire and Montagne Bourbonnaise. The volcanic geography provides a stunning backdrop. Bases in Vichy, Clermont-Ferrand and Puy-en-Velay.

The walks are grouped around five areas:
The Cantal offers steep and dramatic peaks, but these are relatively easy to achieve - a circular route to the summit and back can take just a little under three hours.
The Chaine des Puys (Monts Domes) is home to the very distinctive dome-shaped mountains, the highest of which (Puy de Dome) is just 1,465m. For a city base, Clermont-Ferrand is an ideal choice, while the village of Orcival offers a quieter option.
The Monts Dore has topography that favours multi-peak ridge crest link-ups, and its location means that it can be explored from the same bases as suggested for the Chaine des Puys.
The Haute-Loire offers gentle hiking options, with many cultural and historical sites to visit en route.
The Montagne Bourbonnaise is likewise an area for mild strolls of only a couple of hours and with little ascent - a perfect destination to escape from a hectic 21st-century lifestyle.

High Point Holidays offer a number of walking holidays in this amazing volcanic area of France:

Independent Walking Holidays

Cantal Mountains - The Rugged Heart of France

Amazing Auvergne: Volcanoes, Lakes and Historic Villages

Summit of Auvergne: Tour of Sancy

Tranquil Auvergne Trail - Haute Loire

Guided Walking Holidays

Rugged Cantal Mountains

Amazing Auvergne

We have 3 copies to give away.

Win yourself a copy and maybe it will inspire you to explore this region.

Find out a bit more about the book in our review here

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to answer this one question:

What is the highest peak in the Auvergne and indeed the Massif Central?

Clue: One of our Independent Walking Holidays in the Auvergne may give you a clue.

Closing Date of Competition is 31st July 2013

By entering you are agreeing to the competition terms and conditions

To enter:

Send us an email to contact@highpointholidays.co.uk providing your name, a contact number, address and of course the answer, which you can put in the subject line. If you would like a copy of our 2013 brochure, please state 'Brochure Request' next to the answer.

Winner will be notified by e-mail as soon as possible following the closing date of the competition.

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