Flavoured breeze

Flavoured breeze 4 days / 3 nights
From 410 € *
/ PERSON
  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Distance: 140 km
  • Level: Intermediate +

Three outstanding days riding across the high plateaux of the Mézenc to take a breath of fresh air ! Ride to discover the highlands of the Mézenc, the land of “cistre“: a type of herb called “Alpine fennel” that gives Fin Gras du Mézenc beef its particular flavour. Set off to explore the village of Moudeyres with its thatched roofs, St Front lake, and, of course, the Mézenc. Pedal along picturesque roads, Saint Régis’ Trail, and the Tour de Velay trail.

With a small incursion in Ardèche, discover the Béage, Sainte-Eulalie but also the Mont-Gerbier-de-Jonc, the sources of the Loire, Mont-Mézenc, the incredible villages of cottages Moudeyres and Bigorre without forgetting the volcanic lake of St Front!
A real condensed of the best of the high plateaux of Mézenc to soak up the landscape, architecture, the art of living in rustic and intense mountain!

A lovely short stay for a real change of scenery!

 

  • Difference in altitude: 2720 m – Country roads and easy trails
  • Easy routes and paths
  • Family Tour : Children from 13 with an e-bike (according to cycling ability) – For the youngest under 6 in a trailer
  • Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)
    • Guesthouses & 2 or 3* hotels
Flavoured breeze Fares

Travelling with an e-bike
Half-board basis*
GPS included
Luggage transfer included ( 1 bag maxi 15kg / pers)

€470 / pers.
Travelling with a trekking bike (On request and according to availability) -€30 / bike
Travelling with your own bike -€60 / bike
Extra single room – not lone traveller +€120

*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 :
    • Lone traveller
    • Travel with a suprior category hotel optio
    • Riding on your own bike or with a trekking bike
  • 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. 
  • 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 tried and tested to ensure that our packages are both extraordinary and accessible.

 

  • Day by 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 – Le Béage - 50km - D+1290m

    After taking possession of your bikes, drink in the magnificent views of the Loire valley as you head over hills and through forests towards charming villages like Chadron, Présailles and of course Le Béage in Ardèche.

    To do, to see :

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

    The Valley of the Gazeille going up towards the Crouzet

    • Alleyrac
    > The Church of Saint-Martin
    > The scissors Cross

    • Présailles
    > The Castle of Vachères - Closed to visit
    > Church and Cross Wrought Iron Mission

    • Longetrée
    > The cave of Longetraye

    • Le Béage
    > The Saint-Pierre Church


    Day 3 : Le Béage - Moudeyres -42 km -D+800m

    From Le Béage, reach Sainte-Eulalie to discover the first waves of the Loire but also its sources and the astonishing Mont Gerbier-de-Jonc. Then, as you merge onto the high plateaus of Les Estables, you will discover lush pastures as far as the eye can see, grazing cattle and the plateau's characteristic dwellings that give an insight into the harsh winter climate.

    To do, to see :

    • Sainte-Eulalie
    > The farm of the Clastres dating from the 15th century
    > The Mont Gerbier-de-jonc
    > the Sources of the Loire
    > The Chartreuse of Bonnefoy

    • 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

    • Moudeyres
    > Frères Perrel house
    > The thatched roofs


    Day 4 : Moudeyres – Coubon - 48 km -D+630m

    You will not leave the highlands like this ! Ride to discover the volcanic lake of Saint-Front, its 11st century roman church and Bigorre, this incredible thatched roofs village. Then it is time to ride back through the cool Aubépin valley...

    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

    • Bouzols
    > The Castle

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


  • Extras & services

    As an optional extra, L’Autre Chemin offers:

     

    Travel with a superior category option

     

    Extra Single room (not lone traveller)

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

    • Single room surcharge : +€120

     

    Riding on your own bike or with a standard mountain bike

     

    • Traveling with your bike: -€60 on the price tour / person who uses his own bike
    • Traveling with a bike without electric assistance: -€30 on the price tour / person traveling with a trekking bike (On request and according to availability)

     

    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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  • Accomomodation

    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

    Hostellerie du Pré Bossu à Moudeyres

    Hostellerie du Pré Bossu à Moudeyres

    Hôtel Beau Séjour Le Béage

    Hôtel Beauséjour

  • Price Info

     

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

    Flavoured breeze Fares

    Travelling with an e-bike
    Half-board basis*
    GPS included
    Luggage transfer included ( 1 bag maxi 15kg / pers)

    €470 / pers.
    Travelling with a trekking bike
    -€30 / bike
    Travelling with your own bike -€60 / bike
    Extra single room – not lone traveller +€120

    *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 

    • Bike rental : Provision of an electric hybrid bicycle or a standard bike, 1 cycle bag (1/ adult bike), helmet, basic repair kit
    • 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.

     

    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.