Family ride

Family ride 3 days
From 225 € *
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Distance: 45 to 75km
  • Level: Easy

Your electric bike trip: Family ride
A stay specially created for family cycling trips! You move on part of the Via Fluvia, the new greenway that connects the Loire to the Rhône. 3 days including 2 days on the bike for the delight of young and old cyclists and even for toddlers in tow! There is something for every taste.

Your trip, which begins in Yssingeaux, offers you a round trip with an overnight stay on the Via Fluvia. A great experience for the whole family before moving on to a longer bike trip!

Discover Yssingeaux, the Lignon gorges, the Himalayan footbridge!

  • Elevation: 610 m – Cycle path
  • Easy route that is suitable for all abilities and can be completed as a family 
  • Family Tour : Children in 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)
Ticket to ride
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

€225 / pers.
Travelling with children (family room)
Child from 1 to 6 €115
Child from 9 to 12 €180
E-bike rental + 2 panniers + insurance + delivery +€95 / bike
Trekking bike + 2 panniers + insurance + delivery +60 / bike
Single wheel trailer – maxi load up to 70 litres – Use for 2 or 3 pers. +€50
Luggage transfer (at least 2 bags carried – weight maxi 13kg / bag) +€50 / bag
Single room (not for lone traveller) +€60

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 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 Yssingeaux

    Yssingeaux, a town easily accessible from Lyon and Saint-Etienne. Your base camp before your bike ride. You will be able to discover the volcanic juices of Meygal but also a rich heritage.

    To discover :
    > Saint-Pierre church and its remarkable paintings, most of which are listed as "historical monuments"
    > The Chapel of the Penitents
    > The Saint-Roch museum which occupies the former chapel of the hospital and hospice


    Ride on the way of an ancient steam train aiming to the Lignon gorges before going up towards Grazac, Lapte, Raucoules and its old Velay Express trains and finally. from this point you can stop or carry on the Via Fluvia to discover Montfaucon, then Dunières and Riotod.

    To do, to see :

    • Grazac
    > The Priory
    > The Rosary
    > The new Himalayan footbridge
    > The Bridge of the Saint

    • Lapt
    > The Church and its high bell tower (the highest in Haute-Loire - 54m - Belvedere)

    • Raucoules
    > The Velay express, journey by steam train
    > Train Museum

    • Montfaucon
    > Notre-Dame Church which houses 12 Flemish paintings

    • Dunieres
    > Vélorail du Velay
    > Romanesque church from the 12th century
    > Thematic tour: "In the footsteps of our past" - Industrial interpretation


    Return to the starting point by retracing your steps on the Via Fluvia. A beautiful descent to reach your starting point. We will give you an appointment in the afternoon to pick up the bikes.

  • 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 + delivery: + €95 / bike
    • Rental of standard bikes with 2 panniers of 20 liters + breakage / theft insurance + delivery: +€60 / bike
    • Rental of a trailer with delivery : +€50

    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) : €50 / bag

  • 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

    La Maison longue

  • Price Info

    Prices include: 

    • Accommodation in double or twin room with half-board + French holiday tax,
    • A digital guiding solution and a map
    • Telephone assistance


    • Rent of an E-bike
    • Rent of a trekking bike
    • Rent of a 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,
    • 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.