The Chaumières bike tour

The Chaumières bike tour 3 days / 2 nights
From 225 € *
/ PERSON
  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Distance: 82 km
  • Level: Intermediate

A weekend admiring the thatched roofs on the high plateaus of the Mézenc. As you pedal along the stunning country lanes and easy trails, you will explore the villages of Moudeyres, Saint-Front and Bigorre.

Over moorland and through forests, this short tour is ideal for all the family, giving a great insight into the authentic beauty of the Haute-Loire and providing a real getaway in the land of the Fin Gras du Mézenc.

  • Difference in altitude: 1880 m – Country roads and easy trails 
  • Easy route that is suitable for all abilities and can be completed as a family 
  • Family Tour : Children under 6 in a trailer or from 12 with an e-bike (according to cycling ability – See Price info section)
  • Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)
    • Guesthouses & 2 or 3* hotels
The chaumières bike tour
Fares
Travelling with our e-bikes
Half-Board option*
GPS included
€265 / pers.
Extra – Luggage transfer for mini 2 bags (1 bag maxi 15kg) +€45/ bag
Extra – Travelling with a trekking bike  -€20 / bike
Extra – Travelling with your bike  -€40 / bike
Extra Lone traveller – single room +€70

*Your first stay in Le puy is booked on the bed & breakfast option to allow you to choose your restaurant in town

  • See Extras & services section for :
    • Riding on your own bike or with a trekking bike
    • Superior comfort option – Hostellerie du Pré Bossu
    • Lone traveller 
    • Multi-risk and cancellation insurance
    • Extra night in Le Puy-en-Velay
  • Agency fees : See the “Price Info” section

 

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 independently and follow a specially-planned route with short stages so that you can make the most of your time in the Haute-Loire.
  • We provide modern electric bikes that are both comfortable and easy to ride. L’Autre Chemin can also supply children’s bikes or trailers.
  • Your stopovers are in guesthouses or family-friendly hotels, providing a comfortable and authentic base from which you can discover the local area and enjoy a real change of scenery.
  • On request – Extra : Your luggage is transported 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.

 

  • 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 do, to see :
    • 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-en-Velay - Saint-Front - 52km

    After taking possession of your bikes, drink in the magnificent views of the Loire valley as you head over hills and through forests towards the village of Monastier-sur-Gazeille, which was made famous by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson. You will then follow St Régis' Trail along the GR 430 through quaint little villages like Freycenet-la-Tour, Moudeyres and Saint-Front (with its volcanic lake).

    To do, to see :
    • Saint Chaffre Abbey
    • St Jean Baptiste Church
    • Fontains
    • Croyances populaires museum
    • School museum
    • Cultural European hall (exhibitions)
    • La Recoumène bridge
    • Bunjee jump

    • Freycenet La Tour
    > The 11st century gothic church
    > Barthes' pond

    • Moudeyres
    > Frères Perrel house
    > The thatched roofs

    • Saint-Front
    > Higlands typical village
    > The 12nd century roman church
    > The volcanic lake
    > Bigorre, The thatched roofs village
    > Horse riding
    > Cani-rando


    Day 3 : Saint-Front - Le Puy-en-Velay - 46km

    Ride through an awe-inspiring valley filled with lupins and pines that runs alongside the Aubépin. Cycle to Les Planchas before continuing on to Laussone, then take the Transcévenole (an unused railway line) which takes you on a scenic route to Bouzols, where you can visit the château before returning to Coubon.

    To do, to see :


  • Extras & services

    As an optional extra, L’Autre Chemin offers:

     

    Voyager en catégorie supérieure 

    Pour les étapes de :

    Lone traveller?

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

    • Single room surcharge : €70

    Baggage transfer (round trip) 

    + €45 / bag maxi 15kg with a minimum of 2 bags carried.

    Travelling with children

    Children stay in the same room as their parents 

    Ages 1-3 : 70% off the adult price
    > Ages 4-6 : 50% off the adult price
    > Ages 10-12: 20% off the adult price

     

    Riding on your own bike or with a standard mountain bike

    • Traveling with your bike: €40 off on the price tour / person who uses his own bike
    • Travelling with a trekking bike (On request and according availability): €20 off on the price tour / person.

     

    Multiple-risk and cancellation insurance with our partner Europ Assistance

    For peace of mind while you travel, L’Autre Chemin offers a range of multiple-risk and cancellation insurance packages. 

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    Parking


    Leave your car in the underground & secured car parking in the center of Le Puy-en-Velay 7 days about €22.

     

  • Accommodation

    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

    Lou Faou- Souteyros

    Lou Faou

  • Price Info

    Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)

    The chaumières bike tour
    Fares
    Travelling with our e-bikes
    Half-Board option*
    GPS included
    €265 / pers.
    Extra – Luggage transfer for mini 2 bags (1 bag maxi 15kg) +€45/ bag
    Extra – Travelling with a trekking bike  -€20 / bike
    Extra – Travelling with your bike  -€40 / bike
    Extra Lone traveller – single room +€70

    *Your first stay in Le puy is booked on the bed & breakfast option to allow you to choose your restaurant in town

    • 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) plus French holiday tax,
      • The provision of an e-bike , 1 cycle pannier (1/ adult bike), helmet, basic repair kit
      • A GPS rental / group
      • Roadbook & a map
      • Telephone assistance

      Extra 

      • Travelling with a trekking bike
      • Travelling with your own bike
      • Baggage transfers (1 bag maxi 15kg / pax) to every stopover,
      • Single room
      • Multiple-risk and cancellation insurance

      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,
      • Cancellation or multiple-risk insurance
      • Agency fees : €20.

    Recommendations

    L’Autre Chemin offers a variety of optional extras to make your trip easier and more comfortable.

    To encourage you to take the plunge, L’Autre Chemin gives you the option of paying for your holiday in instalments.