Welcome to Col de Guéry
Lost in the mists above spa-and-ski towns Le Mont-Dore and La Bourboule is the Col de Guéry. If you can manage the spine-chilling serpentine route to this mountain pass – winter tyres essential if there's snow – you'll have pristine hiking and snowshoeing territory at your feet. Above the pass gleams Lac de Guéry, the highest lake in the Auvergne at 1268m, filled with trout and perch. This is the only lake in France that allows pêche blanche (ice-fishing).
Even if you aren't sticking around, it's worth stopping to admire the Roches Tuilière et Sanadoire; it's an easy pull-over if you're driving between Le Mont-Dore and Orcival.