Volcanic lake bike tour

Volcanic lake bike tour 3 days / 2 nights
From 220 € *
  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Distance: 62 km
  • Level: Easy

A route that leads you to one of the Haute-Loire’s most emblematic sites: the Bouchet volcanic lake, which is surrounded by a magnificent forest. You will also have the opportunity to discover a little part of Saint-James way and.

  • Difference in altitude: 1295 m – Country roads and easy trails 
  • Easy route
  • Family escapade ++ : Children under 6 in a trailer and from 9 with an e-bike (according to cycling ability – See Price info section)
  • Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)
    • Guesthouses & 2 or 3* hotels
Volcanic lake Fares / pers 

Your bike tour including:
The rental of an e-bike with a digital guiding solution
Your bike trip Half-board basis in Cayres & B&B in Le Puy
Phone Assistance

€220 / pers.
Travelling with children (family room)
Child from 3 to 6 €110
Child from 9 to 12 €170
E-bike rental + 2 panniers +€75 / bike.
Trekking bike + 2 panniers
+€40 / bike.
Single wheel trailer – maxi load 70 litres – use for 2 or 3 pers +€30
Luggage transfer (at least 2 bags carried – weight maxi 13kg / bag) +€50
Single room +€60

*Your first stay in Le Puy is booked on the bed & breakfast option to allow you to choose your restaurant in town
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 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 1 : LE PUY-EN-VELAY – CAYRES - 31 KM - D+815M

    After taking possession of your bikes, head off along the Puy-en-Velay cycle path, which follows a former railway line. Ride through tunnels and across a viaduct until you get to Cayres/Bouchet St Nicolas, where you will discover the jewel in the crown of the Haute-Loire's lakes: the Bouchet volcanic lake.

    To do, to see:

    • The ancient train line (bridge, tunnels )
    • The beautiful village of Solignac-sur-Loire
    • The Beaume fall
    • The Church of Cayres
    • The volcanic lake of le Bouchet
    • Pédalo hire (Summer)

    Day 2 : CAYRES - LE PUY-EN-VELAY- 38 KM - D+490M

    After riding around the volcanic lake of Bouchet take the road towards Costaros. Join the Brignon then the Cascade de la Beaume. Soon you will find the greenway then a small variant to reach the beautiful town of Puy.

    To do, to see :
    • Solignac sur Loire
    > The Beaume fall
    > The ancient walls of Solignac-sur-Loire

  • 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) : €50 / 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 accomodation

    Hôtel La Croisées des Chemins – Cayres

  • 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.