Higlands overview bike tour

Higlands overview bike tour 3 days / 2 nights
From 240 € *
/ PERSON
  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Distance: 98 km
  • Level: Athletic

3 days with 2 days cycling at altitude as you explore the high plateaus of the Mézenc. Open to most cyclists, this is a condensed and challenging itinerary that has you cycling over vast expanses of open landscape. Ride along the Transcévenole disused railway track with its emblematic Recoumène viaduct and explore the Les Estables village resort and Mount Mézenc.

Get away from it all for the weekend and admire authentic mountain landscapes, volcanic lakes and prairies, and the Haut-Loire architecture and gastronomy.

  • Difference in altitude: 1650 m – Country roads and easy trails
  • Easy route
  • Family Tour : From the age of 13 with an e-bike (according to cycling ability)
  • Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)
    • Guesthouses & 2 or 3* hotels
Higlands overview Fares / pers

Your bike tour including:
The rental of an e-bike ith a GPS / group
Your bike trip Half-board basis*
Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 15kg / pax)
The GPX file

€330
EXTRAS
Travelling with a standard mountain-bike -€20 / bike
Travelling with your bike  -€50 / bike
Extra – Lone traveller – Single room not lone traveller

+€70

Travelling without luggage transfer for all participants
2 panniers included with bike rental

-40€ / pers.

Superior comfort option

+€25/pers

*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 standard mountain-bike
    • Luggage transfer
    • Lone traveller 
    • Multi-risk and cancellation insuranc
    • 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.
  • With optional 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.

    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 1 : Le Puy-en-Velay – Les Estables - 47 km

    After taking possession of your bikes, head off over hills and through forests towards the village of Monastier-sur-Gazeille, which was made famous by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson.
    Pedal along the Transcévenole, a railway line that was built to link Le Puy-en-Velay with Aubenas but has never been used. The trail will lead you across the impressive La Recoumène viaduct, which is an architectural masterpiece.
    The route takes you to the village of Présailles, then you will cycle along the GR 40 (Tour du Velay) to the village resort of Les Estables (more hardcore cyclists can go via Freycenet-La-Cuche). The views of the Mézenc as you reach your destination are magical.

    To do, to see :

    • Coubon
    > St Georges Church
    > The Castle of Poinsac
    > Castle of Volhac

    • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille
    > Saint Chaffre Abbey
    > St Jean Baptiste Church
    > Fontains
    • Croyances populaires museum
    >School museum
    > Cultural European hall (exhibitions)
    > La Recoumène bridge
    >Bunjee jump

    • Freycenet-la-Cuche
    > Castle
    > Longetraye cave
    > Mini-golf

    • Les Estables
    > Hiking on the Mézenc Mount
    > Bees of the Mézenc
    > GAEC farm
    > The church
    > Mountainbiking with an instructor
    > Tree ropes aventure
    > Climbing, Via ferrata – réservation possible
    > Paragliding


    Day 2 : Les Estables - Le Puy-en-Velay - 51 km

    Drink in the panoramas from the high plateaus of the Mézenc. Stop off to admire the view from the Pécata cross (start of the climb up the Mézenc), before following the rampart walkway around Mount Alambre and pedalling towards Saint-Front, then Bigorre... Cross an ancient bridge near Brives-Charenasc to head back 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

    • Brives-Charensac
    > The bridges


  • 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 small surcharge: Single room surcharge : €70

    Travelling with children

    Children stay in the same room as their parents between 13 & 14 : 10% off the adult trip with e-bike price

     

    Riding on your own bike or with a standard mountain bike

    • Traveling with your bike: €50 off on the price tour / person who uses his own bike
    • Traveling with a bike without electric assistance: €20 off on the price tour / person traveling with a standard mountain-bike (Note: bike without rack and cycle bag)

    Travelling with no luggage transfer 

    You want to travel and carry your personal belongings with you, no problem (we do the same when we plan the tours!). With the rental of your bike, you have two 20-liter bags.

    Please note that this option can only be applied for all of the participants in the trip if you wish to mix (some with transport and others independently) please contact us

    Travel with no luggage transfer : -40 € / pers. carrying his things.

    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

    Le Chalet d'Ambre - Les Estables

  • Price Info

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

    Higlands overview Fares / pers

    Your bike tour including:
    The rental of an e-bike ith a GPS / group
    Your bike trip Half-board basis*
    Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 15kg / pax)
    The GPX file

    €330
    EXTRAS
    Travelling with a standard mountain-bike -€20 / bike
    Travelling with your bike  -€50/ bike
    Travelling without luggage transfer for all participants
    2 panniers included with bike rental
    -€40 / pers.
    Extra – Lone traveller – Single room not lone traveller

    +€70

    Superior comfort option

    +€25/pers

    *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,
    • Bike rental : Provision of an electric hybrid bicycle ith a GPS / group, 1 cycle bag (1/ adult bike), helmet, basic repair kit
    • Baggage transfers (1 bag maxi 15kg / pax) to every stopover,
    • The GPX file
    • Roadbook & map,
    • Telephone assistance

    Extra 

    • Travelling with a trekking bike
    • Travelling with your own bike
    • Single room
    • Multiple-risk and cancellation insurance
    • Superior comfort option

    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.

    Agency fees 

    €20 / booking folder

    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.