Allier valley fan – The High valley of Allier bike tour

Allier valley fan – The High valley of Allier bike tour 7 days / 6 nights
From 830 € *
/ PERSON
  • Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
  • Distance: 265 km
  • Level: Athletic

A route that takes you through some amazing places, such as the Bouchet volcanic lake, Pradelles (one of France’s most beautiful villages) and, last but not least, the sumptuous Haut-Allier gorges that open out between Lozère and the Haute-Loire. A hilly route with plenty to discover along the way. The route includes a 

section of the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail (GR 70), easy paths through the countryside and picturesque lanes: all the ingredients you need to fully enjoy the incredible décor of the Haute-Loire and the Haut-Allier.

  • Difference in altitude: 4550 m – Country roads and easy trails
  • Easy route that is suitable for children from 13 ( according to cycling ability)
  • Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)
    • Guesthouses & 2 or 3* hotels
Allier valley fan
Fares

Your bike tour including:
Your bike trip Half-board basis*
A digital guiding solution
Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax)
phone assistance

€830/ pax
EXTRAS
Rent a trekking E-bike + 2 panniers + Insurance +€190/ bike
Rent a trekking bike + 2 panniers + insurance +€120 / bike
Take advantage of 4 superior comfort for some stays +€195 / pax
Single room +€180

*Your first and optionnal last stays in Le puy is booked on the bed & breakfast option to allow you to choose your restaurant in town
Agency fees : See the “Price Info” section
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Click on the schedule to book your e-bike trip – See General terms and conditions

 

Advantages of going on an electric bike tour with L’Autre Chemin:

  • You travel self-guided and follow a specially-planned route with short stages so that you can make the most of your time in the Haute-Loire.
  • Extra : We provide modern electric bikes or trekking bikes that are both comfortable and easy to ride. 
  • Your stopovers are in guesthouses or family-friendly hotels, providing a comfortable and authentic 
  • Your luggage is transferred to each stopover (you only need to carry what you need for the day with you).
  • All of the itineraries have been tried and tested to ensure that our packages are both extraordinary and accessible.
  • Our rental bikes are insured
  • Day after day

    Please note that every stopover is given as an indication and may be modified according to the availability of accommodation 

    Day 1 : Your arrival in Le Puy-en-Velay

    A nice opportunity to discover the ancient town an the European capital of Saint-James way.
    On the morning come and join us in Coubon wher you can leave your car and take your bikes.

    To discover :
    • Le Puy-en-Velay
    > Crozatier Museum
    > Notre-Dame de France
    > L’Hôtel-Dieu
    > Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe chapel
    > The medieval town
    > The Cathedral
    > Pass 3 monuments


    Day 2 : Le Puy - Cayres - 31km - D+720m

    Take the Puy-en-Velay cycle path, which follows a former railway line (Le-Puy-en-Velay − Langogne). The route is dotted with tunnels and viaducts and takes you to Cayres/Bouchet St Nicolas, where you will discover one of the most stunning lakes in the Haute-Loire: the Bouchet volcanic lake.

    To discover:
    • The ancient train line (bridge, tunnels )
    • The beautiful village of Solignac-sur-Loire
    • The Beaume fall
    • The Church of Cayres
    • The volcanic lake of le Bouchet
    • Pédalo hire (Summer)


    Day 3 : Cayres - Langogne -43km -D+510m

    Ride southward through the fields along the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail to Pradelles, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Then you switch to Lozère and discover the city of Langogne and Lake Naussac.

    To discover :
    • Landos
    > The St Félix church
    > The Ribains swamp

    • Rauret
    > The church

    • Jonchères
    > The remains of the castle

    • Pradelles
    > One of the most beautiful village of France
    > Rail biking of Pradelles
    > The net-gothic church
    > Water leisure center
    > The panorama on the Gévaudan

    • Langogne
    > The lake of Naussac and its nautical activities
    > The Calquières spinning
    > Sacred art museum


    Day 4 : Langogne - St-St-Haon- 55km - D+980m (or 49km -D+810m)

    Ride through beautiful small villages such Auroux bathed by Chapeauroux ... Discover the Margeride, Grandrieu and the village of Chambon-le-Château. You ride on small roads and beautiful tracks!

    To discover :
    The views of Lake Naussac and landscapes Margeride version

    • Auroux
    > A charming village bathed by the Chapeauroux

    • Grandrieu
    > The granitic village
    > The Chapel St-Méen
    > The lake

    • Saint-Chritophe d'Allier
    > The incredible descent to the Allier

    • Chapeauroux
    > The PLM bridge
    > The Allier valley


    Day 5 : Saint-Haon - St-Privat (environ)- 31km - D+565m

    Dive into the Gorges de l'Allier and discover Saint-Christophe d'Allier, Chapeauroux and its "Nouveau Monde" before climbing to Saint-Haon ! Feel free withe the lovely descent down to the village of Alleyras and Pont d’Alleyras. Today, you will ride alongside the Allier, up a quiet road with a gentle incline (which then becomes steeper) towards St Privat d’Allier (a section of Saint James' Way).

    To discover :

    • Alleyras
    > The church

    • Saint-Didier d'Allier
    > The castle

    • Saint-Privat d’Allier
    > Horse-riding
    > the castle
    > Le Prieuré and its view on the Allier river


    Day 6 : Saint-Privat d'Allier - Langeac - 60km - D+670m (or 31km - D+420m)

    A spectacular day for riding along on your electric bike, with panoramic "balcony" views and a magnificent road that runs alongside the Allier river to join St Arcons d’Allier and Chanteuges. From Langeac, keep on biking to the gorgeous town of lavoûte-Chilhac with its Prieuré.

    To do, to see :
    • Rochegude
    > The St-James Chapel

    • Prades
    > La Roche Servière
    > Arsenic mines
    > The ruine of the feudal castle
    > The 12th century church
    > Swimming in the Allier river
    > Cannoeing

    • Saint-Julien-de-Chazes
    > The gorgeous church of Sainte-Marie de Chazes

    • Saint-Arcons-d’Allier
    > The village

    • Chanteuges
    > Saint-Marcellin church
    > Salmon national conservatory

    • Langeac
    > Jacquemard Museum
    > Agnès de Langeac Historial
    > Saint-Gal
    > The old center

    • Lavoûte-Chilhac (option extension)
    > The Clunisian prieuré
    > The bridge from the Middle-age
    > The Sainte-Croix church

    • Chilhac (option extension)
    > The scenic view on the Allier river
    > The Blot cliffs


    Day 7 : Langeac - Le Puy-en-Velay - 52km -D+1150m

    Today's route takes you along small lanes and paths to Siaugues Ste Marie, taking in the small village of Saint-Jean-de-Nay. A very different landscape to those travelled earlier in the itinerary. Your trip culminates with a spectacular landscape: the Puy-en-Velay basin stretching out in front of your, with the high plateaus of the Mézenc in the background. Visit the fortress of the Comtes de Polignac, the Saint-Michel d’Aiguilhe chapel, Notre-Dame de France and Puy-en-Velay cathedral.

    To discover:

    • Siaugues sainte-Romain
    > The castle
    > The church

    • Saint-Jean de Nay
    > The Church

    • Cereix
    > The ruins of the castle

    • Saint-Vidal
    > The castle
    > the Church
    > Ceramic art-craft

    • Polignac
    > The visit of the Polignac castle

    • Le Puy-en-Velay
    > Crozatier Museum
    > Notre-Dame de France
    > L’Hôtel-Dieu
    > Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe chapel
    > The medieval town
    > The Cathedral
    > Pass 3 monuments


  • Extras & Services

    As an optional extra, L’Autre Chemin offers:

    Lone traveller?

    L’Autre Chemin offers high quality accommodation in a single room, for a surcharge: +€180

    Bike tour with superior comfort option

    +€195/ pers. for the stopovers in :

    You want to rent a bike

    • Rental of hybrid bikes with 2 panniers of 20l + breakage / theft insurance: + €190 / bike
    • Rental of trekking bikes without assistance with 2 panniers of 20 liters + breakage / theft insurance: +120€ / bike

    Extra night in Le Puy

    It is always pleasant to have rest and take a good shower before leaving, but also to enjoy the city of Le Puy a little more, you can opt for an extra night at the end of your stay.

    • Night reception & breakfast Hotel*** : €75 / pers
    • Night reception & breakfast in single room Hotel*** : €110
  • Accomodation

    L’Autre Chemin has teamed up with a selection of guesthouses and small, traditional hotels to offer guests the best that the Haute-Loire has to offer, ensuring that every stopover is an opportunity to learn about the architecture, lifestyle, gastronomy and local people of this region.

     

    Example of accommodation

    Hôtel La Croisées des Chemins – Cayres

    Hôtel Beauséjour – Langogne

  • Price info

    Prices include: 

    • Accommodation in double or twin room with half-board (on a basis of 2 people sharing except stopover in Le Puy proposed in B&B option)
    • French holiday tax,
    • Baggage transfers (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax) to every stopover,
    • A digital guiding solution 
    • Telephone assistance

    Extra 

    • Rent of an E-bike
    • Rent of a trekking bike
    • Single room
    • 4 Superior comfort stays

    Prices do not include:

    • Transport and transfers to the starting point,
    • Any meals included in the selected option, drinks,
    • Spending money, any optional visits or activities,
    • Parking
    • Bike rental
    • Agency fees : €10 / rider.