No one will believe you if you say you were bored at Lac de Lavalette, in Lapte, near Yssingeaux. There are so many things to do! Nestled in a corner of greenery, this “big blue” of 220 hectares offers a space for outdoor activities unique in Haute-Loire.

Lac de Lavalette is a multitude of activities in the water

Open from spring to autumn, the leisure center makes a point of satisfying your nautical desires! All you have to do is find the boat of your choice.

  • Hoist the mainsail : whether it be by catamaran, wing foil or wind foil or sailboard, how good it is to play with the wind on Lac de Lavalette.
  • Take out the paddles : in kayak, stand-up paddle ou dragon boat, come and relax in the freshness of this Altiligrian jewel.
  • Splash around in and on the water : at Lac de Lavalette, you can also enjoy the beach. Swimming is supervised from Tuesday to Sunday during the summer. Young and old will find freshness in the waters of the lake, moments of fun and relaxation.
  • Pedal on the water : the traditional pedal boats will conquer lovers of quiet walks.

Lac de Lavalette is also full of activities out of the water

Labeled Aire Respirando, Lac de Lavalette also offers services and infrastructures conducive to the reception of bicycles and mountain bikes, hiking, running, or even fishing.

  • Pedal on the trails : The mountain bike circuit No. 44: Tour du lac de Lavalette, 30 km long with a 400 m difference in altitude, allows you to admire the lake from different angles. And for those who don't have electric assistance, you can always walk along the lake in stroll mode.
  • Wear the shoes : on the shores of Lake Lavalette, it is also possible to indulge in the pleasures of walking and hiking. Discover for example the Sentier de la Chazotte. An easy walk accessible to all, which will make you discover the dam and the shores of Lake Lavalette.
  • Playing and doing sports by the water : pétanque, volleyball and games for children (zip line, slides, swing, etc.), the surroundings of Lake Lavalette have no shortage of activities for the whole family.
  • Tease the fish : Lake Lavalette is recognized for the quality of its waters. It is home to a wide variety of species such as pike or pike-perch. You also have the possibility of fishing in a boat or a float-tube.
  • Treat yourself to a gourmet break : want a little drink or a little snack? Meet at the Terrasses de Lavalette where ice cream, waffles and snacks await young and old. And at lunchtime, the restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat buffet full of freshness.

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