The Chaumières bike tour

The Chaumières bike tour 3 days / 2 nights
From 220 € *
  • 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 
  • Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)
    • Guesthouses & 2 or 3* hotels
The chaumières bike tour
Your bike tour including:
Half-board basis*
Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax)
Digital guiding solution for your smartphone
Phone assistance
€220 / pax
Travelling with children (family room)
Child from 1 to 6  €110
Child from 10 to 12 (family room) €180
Rent a trekking E-bike + 2 panniers + Insurance +€75 / bike
Rent a trekking bike + 2 panniers  +€40 / bike
Single wheel trailer – maxi load up to 70 litres – Use for 2 or 3 people +€30
Luggage transfer (at least 2 bags – weight maxi 13kg / bag) +€75 / bag
Single room (1 pers.)  +€60
Superior comfort stay in Moudeyres +€50 / pers

*Your first stay in Le puy is booked on the bed & breakfast option to allow you to choose your restaurant in town
Agency fees : €10 / pax
Discover our trekking bikes

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 by your own
  • Extra : We provide modern electric bikes that are both comfortable and easy to ride. Bikes are insured
  • 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.
  • 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 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 - Moudeyres - 37km - D+930M

    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 and Moudeyres.

    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

    Day 3 : MOUDEYRES - Le Puy-en-Velay - 51km - D+755M

    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 Le Puy-en-Velay.

    To do, to see :

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

  • Extras & services

    As an optional extra, L’Autre Chemin offers:

    You want to rent a bike

    • Rental of hybrid bikes with 2 panniers of 20l + breakage / theft insurance: + €105 / bike
    • Rental of trekking bikes without assistance with 2 panniers of 20 liters + breakage / theft insurance: +60€ / bike
    • Rental of a single wheel trailer : +€30 / trailer

    Travel with a superior category option

    Single room (not lone traveller)

    L’Autre Chemin offers high quality accommodation in a single room, for a small surcharge: +€60

    Your luggage carried at every stoppover

    Option available for a minimum of 2 bags (weighing 13kG maxi / bag) : €75 / bag

    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 €
  • 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

    Les Chaumières d'Alambre - Moudeyres

    Les Chaumières d’Alambre – Moudeyres

  • 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) plus French holiday tax,
    • A digital guiding solution and a map
    • Telephone assistance


    • Rental of an E-bike or a trekking bike or a bike trailer
    • Baggage transfers (1 bag maxi 13kg / 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,
    • Bike rental
    • Baggage transfers (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax) to every stopover,
    • Parking
    • Spending money, any optional visits or activities,
    • Cancellation or multiple-risk insurance
    • Agency fees : €10 / rider.