Nature activities in Limousin
Situated between the Atlantic front, the Massif Central and the Causses (to the south), the region of Limousin is a collection of original natural sites and green landscapes, between the Creuse, Haute-Vienne and Corrèze. From the heath-lands of the plateau de Millevaches at an altitude of about 900m to the forests of the gentle Creuse Valley (near Crozant) or the Vézère River, the region has preserved its wild landscapes.
The many forests found in the Limousin Region are perfect for hiking. Among the numerous possibilities are the small PR des Etangs in Haute-Vienne or the PR du Theil in the Creuse valley. GR 46 provides a longer walk between Aubusson, Vassivière and Rocamadour, and offers circuits of some 480 km on the GRP.
A dozen or so mountain biking sites (FFC) attract travelling cyclists on the roads of Corrèze, whereas bikers can enjoy the smaller, quieter roads... although some tend to be more in the style of a roller coaster. Slightly gentler, the green route of the Hauts de Tardoire stretches over 13km along a former railway line near Châlus in the Haute-Vienne.
The emblematic Dordogne River, born on the volcanic slopes in the Auvergne and flowing into the Garonne, is the longest river in France. As it crosses Corrèze, it is tamed by canoeists, especially near the superb village of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne.