The old parish of Mailhat is a historic monument (1859) and its church built on a Gallo-Roman temple by the monks of Sauxillanges at the end of the 12th century in an elegant and ornate style that contrasts with the severity of the Romanesque style of the Auvergne region.

Starting point - From the starting sign, join the D123, take it on the right and then go up on the left the Chemin de la Fontaine. At the fork, turn right and continue upwards, leaving a path on the left (view of Nonette, the Sancy massif, the Cézallier, the Livradois). At the top of the hill, take the left track for 100 m then turn right and continue towards the church of Mailhat. Go through the village to the 12th century Romanesque church, continue until you leave the village.

1 - At the intersection with the D123A, turn right on it for 350 m and then take a road on the left until you reach the road. Turn right to Lamontgie. Enter the village and go to the square.

2 - Take the direction of Auzat, pass in front of the church and 50 m after the town hall, turn into the first street on the right which turns into a path. At the crossroads after the power line, turn left. At the cross of Plantiers, turn right and continue straight ahead until you reach a crossroads.

3 - Go down to the left and at the first intersection turn right. Continue until you reach a crossroads of 5 paths, take the one on the right towards Orsonnette. At the next intersection, go left and then immediately right. After the cemetery, continue to the right to reach the starting point.

  • Entity information: Service Tourisme - Agglo Pays d'Issoire


  • Altitude max. itinerary: 510 m
  • Altitude difference: 161 m
  • Positive elevation gain: 161 m
  • Markup accuracy: Yellow
  • Route type: Loop
  • Distance: 8,5 km
  • Daily duration: 2,5 h

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