The castles of (Haute) Loire bike tour

The castles of (Haute) Loire bike tour 3 days / 2 nights
From 220 € *
/ PERSON
  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Distance: 69km
  • Level: Easy / Intermediate

E-bike and discover 4 emblematic castles of Haute-Loire – Auvergne. This tour is the opportunity to soak up in a friendly way (e-biking) with the local  heritage.
You ride through small and scenic roads and easy paths.

Discovery program (entrance fees non included in the price):

 

  • Difference in altitude: 1350 m – Country roads and easy trails
  • Easy routes and paths that is suitable for children from 12 ( according to cycling ability – See Price Info section)
  • Truth Info: The route follows the bike line of the  D103 – Loire Gorges
  • Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)
    • Guesthouses or hotels
The Castles of (Haute)Loire Bike Tour Fares 
Your bike tour including:
The rental of an e-bike ith a GPS / group
Your bike trip Half-board basis*
Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 15kg / pax)
The GPX file
€300 / pers.
EXTRAS
Travelling with a mountain-bike -€20 / bike
Travelling with your bike  -€50 / bike
Travelling without luggage transfer for all participants
2 panniers included with bike rental
-30€ / pers.
 Lone traveller with single room +€70

*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 :
    • Riding on your own bike or with a trekking bike
    • Travelling with children from 13
    • Lone traveller 
  • 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.
  • Extra – Your luggage is transported to each stopover (you only need to carry what you need for the day with you).
  • 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 - Saint-Paulien or Blanzac - 35km - D+730m

    Ride through the cycle path of Puy en Velay along the Loire streams... You will reach the the village of Lavoûte-su-Loire and its magnificent castle of Lavoûte-Polignac. The road then keeps-on to discover the charming castle of Rochelambert.

    To do, to see :

    • The untamed Loire valley

    • Lavoûte sur Loire
    > Lavoûte-Polignac's Castle beyond the untamed Loire
    > Aqua-leisure center "Aquapassion"
    > The pouds of the Loire valley

    • St. Vincent
    > Museum of Ancient Mechanics
    > The Ponds of the Bord de Loire in Saint-Vincent with discovery of the fishing

    • Saint-Paulien
    > The Church of Saint-Georges XIth century
    > Archaeological Museum
    > The castle of Rochelambert with the foundations of the XIIth century. the Château inspired Gorge Sand in his novel Jean de la Roche - Guided tour included in your package


    Day 2 : Saint-Paulien / Blanzac - Le Puy - 34km - D+ 620m

    A mix of small roads and easy paths to reach the castle of Saint-Vidal then to the incredible Fortress of Polignac. Finish your day by riding to Le Puy-en-Velay where you can discover the Chapel of Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe, Notre-Dame de France, the Cathedral of Puy-en-Velay.

    • Saint-Vidal
    > The castle with its military architecture
    > the Church
    > Ceramic art-craft

    • Polignac
    > The visit of the Polignac castle

    • 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


  • Extras & Services

    As an optional extra, L’Autre Chemin offers:

     

    Travelling with children

    Children stay in the same room as their parents 
    > Ages 12: 20% off the adult price

    > Ages from 13 to 14 : 10% off the adult price

     

    Lone traveller?

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

    • Single room surcharge for Castles of (Haute)Loire package: +€70

     

    Riding on your own bike or with a standard mountain bike

    • Traveling with your bike: €50 off on the price tour / person who uses his own bike
    • Traveling with a bike without electric assistance: €20 off on the price tour / person travelling with a trekking bike (On request and according availability)

    Travelling with no luggage transfer 

    You want to travel and carry your personal belongings with you, no problem (we do the same when we plan the tours!). With the rental of your bike, you have two 20-liter bags.

    Please note that this option can only be applied for all of the participants in the trip if you wish to mix (some with transport and others independently) please contact us

    Travel with no luggage transfer : -30 € / pers. carrying his things.

    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

    Hôtel des voyageurs Saint-Paulien

    Hôtel des Voyageurs

  • Price info

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

    The Castles of (Haute)Loire Bike Tour Fares 
    Your bike tour including:
    The rental of an e-bike ith a GPS / group
    Your bike trip Half-board basis*
    Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 15kg / pax)
    The GPX file
    €300 / pers.
    EXTRAS
    Travelling with a mountain-bike -€20 / bike
    Travelling with your bike  -€50 / bike
    Travelling without luggage transfer for all participants
    2 panniers included with bike rental
    -30€ / pers.
     Lone traveller with single room +€70

    *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 ith a GPS / group, 2 cycle panniers (1/ adult bike), helmet, basic repair kit
    • Baggage transfers (1 bag maxi 15kg / pax) to every stopover,
    • The GPX file
    • Roadbook & map,
    • Telephone assistance

    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.

     

     

    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.