"Learn ecology on Mont Bard" Auvergne Things to Do Tip by kokoryko
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Mont Bard also offers views and the opportunity to learn.
A local association has laid out the tracks to the summit and on the trail there are signs with some explanation about the volcano itself or about what happened later. It is always a good thing to have a few explanations when we see something unusual, and the kids walk easier trying to find the next sign and preparing for the next questions.
On the crater fringes, you may have some view over the Velay hills (Picture1).
On picture 2 is an example of the signs which are to be found along the track around the crater. Again the peat bog (picture3) surrounded on the inner flanks of the crater by beech and fir woods; the little firs beginning to grow in the middle seem to indicate, the bog is in its way to dry up with the years. . . . And finally the way down (Picture4).
The walk itself going up, and around twice (the outer trail, on top of the crater fringe, and the lower trail, following the flat area (peat bog)), and coming back down, takes less than two hours, at slow pace.
Directions: In summer there are organised tours with a guide from the area (5 Euro per person) but there is no restriction to go on your own.
Information at the city hall: Tél. 04 71 00 72 52.
Phone: 04 71 00 72 52
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