Haute-Loire Higlands bike tour

Haute-Loire Higlands bike tour 7 days / 6 nights
From 735 € *
/ PERSON
  • Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
  • Distance: 235 km
  • Level: Intermediate

A spectacular itinerary, suitable for all abilities, that takes you on a journey across unspoilt landscapes, exploring sites such as the plateaus of the Mézenc, Lignon and the Sucs du Meygal. Pedal your electric bike around the places made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson, following the Saint Régis Trail, sections of Saint James’ Way and a network of pretty country lanes. An authentic trip that will give you a real change of scenery and allow you to admire mountain landscapes, volcanic lakes and lush pastures, as well as the Haute-Loire architecture and gastronomy.

 

  • Difference in altitude: 4403m – Country roads and easy trails
  • Easy routes and paths
  • Family Tour : Children from 13
  • Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)
Haute-Loire highlands bike tour Fares 

Your bike tour including:
The rental of an e-bike
Your bike trip Half-board basis*
Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 15kg / pax)
The rental of GPS for the groupe

€855 / pers.
Option – Travelling with a trekking bike -€60/ bike
Option – Travelling with your bike  -€120/ bike
Option – Single room (not for lone traveller)
+€170

*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
      • Superior comfort option
      • Riding on your own bike or 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. 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.
  • 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

    Day 2 : Le Puy– MOUDEYRES - 37 KM - D+855M

    Follow the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson until you reach Monastier-sur-Gazeille, then cycle along the St Régis Trail (GR 430) through quaint little villages such as Freycenet-la-Tour, Moudeyres with its thatched cottages, and St Front with its 12th century church.

    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 – LES ESTABLES - 43 KM - D+ 536

    Today you will come out onto the high plateaus of the Mézenc, which boast lush pastures, herds of Fin Gras du Mézenc cattle and characteristic houses. Take advantage of your stopover in Les Estables to climb up Mount Mézenc (the rooftop of the Haute-Loire).

    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

    • Chaudeyrolles
    > House of Fin gras du Mézenc
    > The Narces

    • 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 4 : LES ESTABLES – FAY SUR LIGNON – 40 KM - D+ 876M

    From Les Estables, head towards Les Boutières then down to the village of Borée, where you can admire its strange dolmens before crossing back into the Haute-Loire near Fay-sur-Lignon, which plays host to a horse fair every October.

    To do, to see :
    • Borée
    > Dolmens
    > The church

    • Saint-Clément :
    The school of wind

    • Fay sur Lignon :
    > St-Régis' fountain
    > The central place
    > Craft : honey, fruits, jams


    Day 5 : FAY SUR LIGNON – LE CHAMBON SUR LIGNON – 38 KM - D+414M

    Today, you will follow various paths and roads to Saint Agrève before pedalling along the banks of the Devesset lake. If the weather allows, you can have a dip in the lake or try some water sports.

    To do, to see :
    • Devesset :
    The lake

    • Le Chambon sur Lignon :
    > Swimming pool
    > Velay express steam train
    > Hope & memory museum
    > Hores riding
    > Rop course
    > The golf of Chambon-sur-Lignon


    Day 6 : LE CHAMBON SUR LIGNON – QUEYRIÈRES – 36 KM - D+573M

    A day riding across the Lignon and Meygal. The route takes you through Chambon-sur-Lignon (a village that was honoured as Righteous Among the Nations for saving Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe) then on to your day's destination of Saint-Julien-Chapteuil, capital of the Meygal, where you can admire the church and visit the Jules Romain museum.

    To do, to see :
    • Mazet-St-Voy : Botanic garden

    • Champclause
    > The blue lake
    > The church

    • Queyrières
    > Volcno cheminey

    • Saint-Julien-Chapteuil
    > The Jules Romains' musuem
    > Swimming pool
    > The roman church
    > The Tortue autruches
    > Astronomy
    > The moulin of Guérin


    Day 7 : QUEYRIÈRES – LE PUY-EN-VELAY– 50 KM - D+649M

    The last stopover of your holiday. To return to base, take the GR 65 (also known as Saint James' Way) then cross the Loire at Brives-Charensac before following the Puy-en-Velay cycle path. From Le Puy-en-Velay, you ride back through the verdant Dolaizon Valley

    To do, to see :

    • Saint-Pierre-Eynac
    > The roman church

    • Saint-Germain-Laprade
    > Castle
    > Doue abbey vestiges

    • Brives-Charensac
    > The bridges

    • 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

    The cool Dolaizon Valley

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


  • Extras & Services

    As an optional extra, L’Autre Chemin offers:

     

    Need a single room ?

    • Single room surcharge for 6 day/5 night Grands Plateaux package: +€170

     

    Grands Plateaux with superior comfort option

    +€150/ pers. for the stopovers in :

    Nota : In case of unvailability of any stoppover, we will adjust your option “travelling in a superior comfort option”

     

    Riding on your own bike or with a standard mountain bike

    • Traveling with your bike: €120 off on the price tour / person who uses his own bike
    • Travelling with a trekking bike (On request and according availability): €60 off on the price tour / person 

     

    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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  • Accomodation

    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

    Chambre d'hôtes Le Moulinou à Moudeyres

    Chambre d’hôtes Le Moulinou

    Chambre d'hôtes La Fontaine

    Chambre d’hôtes La Fontaine

  • Price Info

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

    Haute-Loire highlands bike tour Fares 

    Your bike tour including:
    The rental of an e-bike
    Your bike trip Half-board basis*
    Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 15kg / pax)
    The rental of GPS for the groupe

    €855 / pers.
    Option – Travelling with a trekking bike -€60/ bike
    Option – Travelling with your bike  -€120/ bike
    Option – Single room (not for lone traveller)
    +€170

    *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, 1 cycle bag (1/ adult bike), helmet, basic repair kit
    • Baggage transfers (1 bag maxi 15kg / pax) to every stopover,
    • 1 GPS / group included
    • Roadbook & St James way map,
    • Telephone assistance
    •  Transfer from Conques to Le Puy-en-Velay person and bike.

    Extra 

    • Travelling with a trekking bike
    • Travelling with your own bike
    • 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.