So Goud ! The Loire valley bike tour

So Goud ! The Loire valley bike tour 3 days / 2 nights
From 210 € *
  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Distance: 92 km
  • Level: Intermediate

A weekend or a break to “live nature” intensely by electric bike. You pedal on small roads and beautiful ways to reach the charming village of Goudet nestled in the gorges of the Loire. Of course, it will have to go up but by electric bike everything is possible! You find the green way to return quietly to Coubon. An ideal route from mid-May to the end of September!

  • Difference in altitude: 1685 m – Country roads and easy trails 
  • Easy route
  • Family Tour : Children from 13 (according to cycling ability)
  • Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)
    • Guesthouses & 2 or 3* hotels
So Good bike trip 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

€210 / pers. 
E-bike rental + 2 panniers + insurance  +€75 / bike
Trekking bike + 2 panniers + insurance  +€40 / bike
Luggage transfer (weight maxi 13kg / bag) +€50 / bag
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
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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 2 : Le Puy - Goudet - 53km - D+1110m

    What a joy to ride by electric bike in the forest before finding small roads of Haute-Loire. A tour that smells broom and breathes the Haute-Loire : basalt organs, forest, volcanoes and gorges of the Loire.

    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

    • Goudet
    > The village
    > The tower bell of the church
    > The Beaufort castle standing over the Loire
    > Beaches (be careful, swimming is not supervised)
    > The walk along the Loire on the small trail

    Day 3 : Goudet - Le Puy-en-Velay- 39km - D+575m

    The climb can frighten but not with an electric bike ... You are very much helped and you would be surprised of your exploit to join by bike the village of Costaros ! Then you cycle quietly by the green way of Puy en Velay which offer magnificent panoramas The Massif du Mézenc and the Loire Valley.

    The ancient train line (bridge, tunnels )
    > The ruins of the medieval castle
    > The Beaume fall

    • Cayres
    > The Church (red stones)

    • The volcanic Lake of Le Bouchet

  • 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: + €75 / bike
    • Rental of standard trekking bikes without assistance with 2 panniers of 20 liters + breakage / theft insurance: +40€ / bike

    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 accommodation

    Au pas de l’âne

  • 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.