Stromboli – The Velay volcanoes bike tour

Stromboli – The Velay volcanoes bike tour 8 or 7 days
  • The Glavenas chapel- e-bike tour
From 830 € *
  • Duration: 8 or 7 days
  • Distance: 259km
  • Level: Athletic

Volcanoes … A part of the DNA of the Haute-Loire!


Discover by e-bike or standard mountain-bike (it’s up to you !) the Velay volcanoes tour, its natural wealth and heritage. A cycling trip that leads you through the Mézenc plateaus, the Meygal Sucs, the exceptional wild Loire Valley and the large forests of Allègre.

You round off your bike trip by joining the Devès massif, the Lac du Bouchet, the untamed Loire  before discovering Le Monaastier-sur-Gazeille. Do not hesitate to combine this tour with the discovery of Le Puy-en-velay and its heritage and volcanic curiosities !

A cycling odyssey that offers you a complete panorama of the wealth of Velay, its volcanic heritage, cultural but also gastronomic !

  • Sport tour with significant drop : +4975 m – Country roads and paths 
  • Family tour : Children from ages of 14-15 (according to cycle ability)
    • Price per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing – Guesthouses & 2 or 3* hotels
Stromboli – Vulcano bike tour
8 days / 7 nights

Your bike tour including:
Accommodation on half-board basis*
The rental of an e-bike with a digital guiding solution
Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax)
Phone assistance

€890/ pers.
Happy Tour – Discount from 4 pax with the same booking -€50 / pax
E-bike mental + 2 panniers +€195 / bike
Trekking bike + 2 panniers +€120 / bike
Single room  +€210
Trip 7 days / 6 nights with no last night in Le Puy -€60 / pax

*Your stays in Le puy arebooked on the bed & breakfast option to allow you to choose your restaurant in town
Travel 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.
  • 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 transferred 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 - 45km - D+700m

    Join the GR 40 by small roads and paths between mountains and forests offering magnificent views of the valleys of the Loire and Gazeille. You now follow the path of the Velay volcanoes tour to reach the gogeous village of Goudet.

    To discover :

    •The ancient train line (bridge, tunnels )

    • Solignac-sur-Loire
    > The ruins of the medieval castle
    > The Beaume fall

    • 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 - Les Estables - 34km - D+ 1080m

    You now follow the path of the Tour des volcans du Velay to reach the village-resort of Les Estables nestled on the high volcanic plateaus of Haute-Loire.

    To discover :

    • 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

    • 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 - Queyrières - 46KM -D+815M

    Admire the landscape from the Croix de Pécata (starting point of t of Mézenc climbing), before riding around the Alambre Mount towards Moudeyres (thatched roofs) and Saint-Front to discover its volcanic lake. A wonderful journey between high plateaus and Meygal Sucs ... Gorgeous !

    To discover :

    • Saint-Front
    > Higlands typical village
    > The 12nd century roman church
    > The volcanic lake
    > Bigorre, The thatched roofs village

    • Champclause
    > The blue lake
    > The church

    • Queyrières
    > Volcano chimney

    Day 5 : Queyrières - Saint-Paulien - 41KM -D+840M

    Today, you will ride through the volcanic Meygal to reach the Loire valley and climb to the ancient capital of Velay - Saint-Paulien.

    To discover :
    • Saint-Julien du Pinet
    > The volcanic chimney

    • Vorey-sur-Arzon
    > La Loire
    > Aquafolie - Aquatic center

    • Saint-Paulien
    > St-Georges church - XIIème & XVIth centuries
    > Aquatic center
    > rop course
    > Horse-riding
    > The Rochelambert castle

    Day 6 : Saint-Paulien - Montbonnet - 55KM - D+1190M

    Keep-on biking around the volcanoes ... Discover the Mont-Bar, a Strombolian type volcano before joining Allègre and the Potence (the ruins of a XIVth century castle).
    Ride through the high forests of Fix-Saint-Genet and then switch to new volcanic chimneys which offer an incredible 360 ° panorama .

    To discover:
    • Saint-Geneys-près-Saint-Paulien
    > TheMaréchal Fayolle's house
    > Mont-Peyramont - Strombolian, volcano

    • Céaux d'allègre
    > The Saint-Jean-Baptiste churh erected une the XIVth century

    • Allègre
    > Le Mont-Bar
    > La Potence, ruins of the castle
    > The chapel Notre-dame de l'Oratoire

    • Fix-Saint-Geneys
    > The forest
    > territories crossroads : Portes d'Auvergne, Pays de Lafayette et pays du Velay

    • Siaugues Saint-Romain
    > The castle
    > The church

    • Le Vernet
    > The swamp of Limagne
    > La Durande and its panoramic view

    • Montbonnet
    >Saint-Roch church

    Day 7 : Montbonnet - Le Puy- 38KM -D+350M

    Welcome to the volcanic lands of Devès which hides about 150 volcanic cones and a pearl ! The volcanic lake of Bouchet!

    To discover :
    • The volcanic lake of le Bouchet

    Day 8 : Le Puy--en-Velay

    End of our services after the breakfast

  • 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: + €195 / bike
    • Rental of standard trekking bikes without assistance with 2 panniers : +120€ / 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!

    No last night in Le Puy

    If you do not wish to enjoy the last night at Puy-en-Velay, we will deduct €60 from the amount of your trip.

  • 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

    Hôtel des voyageurs à Saint-Paulien - Haute-Loire

    Hôtel les voyageurs

    La Boria delh Chastel

  • Pice info

    Prices include: 

    • Accommodation in double, twin, triple, multiple room with half-board (on a basis of 2 people sharing except stopovers in Le Puy proposed in B&B option) plus French holiday tax,
    • Luggage transfers (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax) to every stopover,
    • A digital guiding solution and a map
    • Telephone assistance


    • Rent of an E-bike
    • Rent of a trekking bike
    • Single room
    • Multiple-risk and cancellation insurance
    • No last night in Le Puy

    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 : €10 / rider.