A picturesque walk along the water’s edge

The tour of Lac de Montbel, a 16 km trail accessible in 4 hours, starts at the Léran nautical base, close to the campsite. This picturesque route runs alongside a majestic lake covering 570 hectares, offering breathtaking views and a peaceful hiking experience. Along the way, discover the charm of the hamlet of Baylards, a birdwatching area, the church of Montbel, and a belvedere offering a spectacular view of the lake. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with nature, enjoy the tranquility and discover the ecological and cultural richness of the region.

Nature walk around Lac de Montbel

  • Trail length: 16 kms
  • Hiking time: 4h
  • Departure: Léran water sports centre, 13 minutes by car and 19 minutes by bike from the campsite.

The Tour du Lac de Montbel offers an exceptional hiking experience with a 16-kilometre trail. The hike, which lasts around 4 hours on foot, starts at the Léran nautical base. Just 13 minutes by car and 19 minutes by bike from the campsite, this hike is easily accessible for nature lovers and adventurers.

Lac de Montbel is a remarkable natural site, stretching over the three communes of Montbel, Léran and Chalabre. With a surface area of 570 hectares and a capacity of 60 million m³, it offers breathtaking scenery and rich biodiversity, making it the perfect place for outdoor activities.

Along the path, you’ll discover the charming hamlet of Baylards. It offers a quiet, picturesque break, ideal for enjoying the serenity of the region. In addition, birdwatchers will be delighted by the birdwatching area, a perfect place to observe the local avian fauna.

Be sure to visit the Montbel church, a jewel of the local heritage, and stop off at the belvedere overlooking the lake. This viewpoint offers a breathtaking perspective over Lac de Montbel, perfect for unforgettable photos or simply to enjoy a moment of calm and natural beauty.

The Tour du Lac de Montbel is more than just a hike; it’s an immersion in a magnificent natural environment, an ideal way to reconnect with nature and discover the region’s hidden treasures.