Seasonal activities at Besse, Super Besse and surrounding areas.

Besse is a beautiful medieval town with great character. It offers a lot of activities during the year which caters for the active and those who wish to relax.

Winter activities.

Skiing – Super Besse (which is located 2 miles from Besse) has 27 skiing slopes covering 43 km:-

5 green

9 blues

9 reds

4 blacks

Plan of the ski slopes

More skiing information:

  • There are 22 ski lifts.
  • Free bus rides from Besse to Super Besse and back
  • Ski school on site.
  • Ski shops (Including Intersport) where you can hire/buy ski equipment.

 Other winter activities at Super Besse:

  • Night skiing
  • Snow boarding
  • Nordic skiing
  • Tobogganing
  • Racquet walking
  • Fantasy luge
  • Les Hermines (open in the winter) Multi activity centre at Super Besse [] which includes:
  1. Swimming pool
  2. Bowling
  3. Play areas
  • Snow jazz festival (February)

Spring, summer and autumn activities in and around Besse:

  1. Walking
  2. Cycling
  3. Fishing
  4. Mountain biking
  5. Summer tobagganing
  6. Tyrolean (1600 m long)
  7. Para gliding
  8. Photography
  9. Bird watching
  10. Horse riding – Ferme Equestre de Berthaire – on the route to Super Besse. [Tel: 04 73 79 55 60]
  11. ‘Horizon’ art exhibition. From July – September. []
  12. Les Hermines – Multi activity centre at Super Besse [] which includes:
  • Swimming pool
  • Bowling
  • Play areas

Getting around

During the winter season a free bus provides transport for skiers from a bus stop at the end of our road to Super Besse – the ski station.
Cars can be rented from Claremont Ferrand – the administration capital of the Auvergen which is a half an hour drive away. A non-driving holiday is possible because the facilities in Besse are within walking distance. There are local taxis available.

Additional activities for the children:
1. Parcours- St. Nectaire [
2. Parc Fenestre – La Bourboule
3. There are three lakes close to Besse which have beaches, water toys, pedaloes and other water sports facilities.
4. For younger children there is an animal park at Murol.

More information can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in Besse and Super Besse.