For those who love the countryside there are a host of way-marked walks, many starting and ending near the entrance to Le Roc. The walks vary in length and difficulty but all the leafy chemins lead you to spectacular views. We can provide you with maps, guides and advice on local walks.
From the buzzards riding the thermals above the pastures that surround Le Roc, to the hoopoes probing the grass for bugs, bird watchers will always find something to train their binoculars on. The aerial ballet as thousands of starlings perform their murmurations around the towers of the chateau before roosting for the night in the plane trees in the village square is truly mesmerizing.
Getting on your bike is an excellent way to explore the region. For off-road rides there are the many tracks and trails through the pastures and woods of sweet chestnut and oak. Whilst for those preferring tarmac, the many kilometers of quiet roads pass through beautiful scenery and picturesque villages.
The many lakes and rivers around Bournazel offer opportunities for anglers to spend a day by the water. We can give advice on the required permits and on where to fish.
For many a highlight of a stay at Le Roc is a day canoeing. There are many locations on the rivers Lot and Aveyron where canoes can be hired. Grande-Vabre on the Lot, Najac and St Antonin on the Aveyron would be our recommendations. On the lakes at Pont de Salles you can also hire canoes as well as pedalos.
The ‘Grotte de Foissac’ are just a short drive from Le Roc. Further, but well worth the extra miles, are those at Roquefort made famous by the excellent cheese that originated in these caves.
Hidden in the hills of the Aveyron are several of the ‘Remarkable Gardens of France' which will both delight and inspire. We will tell you how to find them!
Within easy reach of Le Roc are several wildlife parks; Park Animalier de Padinas and Park Animalier et Chateau du Colombier provide an excellent day out for those with younger children.