The Chaine de Puy is located in Massiff Central in Central France, it has 80 volcanoes with a 45 kilometers range. Puy-de-Dome volcano is its highest point. It is located just 10 kilometers away from Clermond Ferrand andit has an incredible history, that dates back to the Roman empire. There used to be a temple to roman god Mercury, god of travelers and traders.
It belongs to Puy-de-Dome department, the one that takes its name from the volcano. The Puy-de-Dome was granted, with the rest of the Chaine des Puys, a World Heritage status by the UNESCO, the only natural Heritage in mainland France.
Easy to reach
Puy-de-Dome is extremely easy to reach by freeway. Just rent a car at Toulouse airport parking
and you will be there in three and a half hours, via A20 and A89 (this way you will have to pay a toll fee).
Another option is to take A75 from Toulouse airport which will take an hour longer, but will reward you with beautiful sight seen of central France.
Also, you can leave your car… Read more “Tourism to Puy-de-Dome Volcano”
Mountaineering tourism is defined as the collection of activities that tourists engage in when they climb mountains. Such activities range from skiing and hiking to mountain climbing and bouldering. Europe is one of the most exceptional continents with a myriad of beautiful mountains most of them being snow-capped. In addition to the snow-capped mountains, Europe is also endowed with mountains possessing tall peaks such as Monte Rosa which is believed to be the highest peak in Switzerland. Such natural features attract tourists from across the world in large numbers. The points below explain the six main benefits of mountaineering tourism in Europe:
1. Tourism has Opened up More New Areas
Mountaineering has significantly enhanced the protection of the environment around many mountains in Europe. Mont Blanc, for example, has promoted environmental protection activities between France and Italy in a significant manner. If not for such sceneries, lands and places that are currently protected and secured by the government would be degraded and misused.
2. Tourism has Enhanced Inter-Cultural Interactions
As tourists walk around the mountainous areas of Europe skiing and… Read more “Mountaineering in Europe”
Europe has some of the most fascinating mountains in the world that you can visit and enjoy the spectacular views. If you are looking to tour some mountains in Europe and don’t know where to go, this article is for you. Once you go out for mountain tourism in Europe, you will realize that there are so many mountains to see and appreciate in Europe
. A week vacation can’t be enough to explore all that Europe has to offer and you will leave wanting to come back again.
In this article, we are going to look at some of the most fantastic mountains that you can’t afford to miss while in Europe.
1. Mount Elbrus, Russia
This is the tallest mountain in Europe found in Russia and the 7th tallest summit in the world. It spread over a vast area and has an impressive view that you should not afford to miss. In reality, there are two dormant volcanoes that were formed about 2.5 million years ago and extends from the East to the west. Despite this mountain being… Read more “Mountains of Europe.”
Volcanic mountains have been there for as long as the planet has been in existence. Civilizations have been built around volcanic mountains and also been destroyed by the mountains, an example of this is the Pompeii City in ancient Rome. Volcanic mountains currently act as tourist attractions and many people spend a lot of money to visit some of the most famous mountains in the world. In this article, we will look at 5 of Europe’s top volcanic mountains that you can visit.
1. Puy de Dome, France
Located in the Auvergne region in France, this range of volcanic mountains has had no activity for seven thousand years. Surrounding the mountain, there are lava cones, domes, hot water springs and lakes making the area look scenic and beautiful. It is worth noting that the region surrounding the mountain is the largest volcanic area in Europe.
2. Mount Vesuvius, Italy
The volcano last erupted in 1944 and it’s the most popular in Europe. Its altitude is 1281 metres above sea level and is situated within Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio National Park.… Read more “6 Ancient Volcanoes to Visit in Europe”