Higlands overview bike tour

Higlands overview bike tour 3 days / 2 nights
From 225 € *
  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Distance: 94 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: 1475 m – Country roads and easy trails
  • Easy route
  • Family Tour : From the age of 14 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 with a digital guiding solution
Your bike trip Half-board basis*
Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax)
Phone Assistance

E-bike rental + 2 panniers +€75 / bike
Trekking bike + 2 panniers +€40 / bike
New : Single wheel trailer up to 70 litres load (Use for 2 or 3 pers.) +€30 / trailer
Luggage transfer (at least 2 bags carried – weight maxi 13kg / bag) +€75/ bag
Single room +€60

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


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 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.
  • Extra : Your luggage can be 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- D+1100M

    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 - 47 km - 365M

    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:

    You want to rent a bike

    • Rental of hybrid bikes with 2 panniers of 20l: +€75 / bike
    • Rental of standard trekking bikes without assistance with 2 panniers of 20 liters : +40€ / bike
    • Renatl of a single wheel trailer : +€30 / trailer

    If you plan to travel with your bike, please make sure of certain points:

    If it is an electrically assisted bicycle, the battery must have a minimum power of 400 watts. Attention: the battery must be removable, if this is not the case, please contact us to check the possibilities of reception.
    It is imperative that it be in perfect working order before departure. Consider getting it checked out.
    Thank you for providing an adequate repair kit as well as a smartphone holder on the handlebars
    Our routes mix small roads and paths, your bike must be hybrid, mountain bike or gravel with suitable tires. City and road bikes are therefore to be avoided – If in doubt, call us!

    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

    Le Chalet d'Ambre - Les Estables

  • 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


    • Rent of an E-bike
    • Rent of a trekking bike
    • 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,
    • Bike rental
    • Luggage transfer
    • Any meals included in the selected option, drinks,
    • Spending money, any optional visits or activities,
    • Cancellation or multiple-risk insurance
    • Agency fees : €10 / rider.