The Stevenson bike tour intense

The Stevenson bike tour intense 6 days
From 765 € *
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Distance: 238km
  • Level: Athletic

Your Bike Trip: A Conversation with Stevenson intense
A cycling holiday on the Chemin de Stevenson for those who want to take on much sportier stages than those proposed for the Dialogue avec Stevenson stay. A nice challenge!

It will be necessary to be enduring and accustomed to the long stages, which climb and passages on the paths! Your bike must be of the mountain bike type and have a minimum battery of 500 watts to complete the long stages with gradients. We can put you in touch with a local rental company.

To know: Conversation with with Sir Stevenson is a bicycle trip is a long-distance trip that requires good autonomy in managing the bike: Knowing how to change an inner tube, put on a “derailed” chain but also good endurance and mastery of riding a bike, especially on the roads. The route has a significant difference in altitude combining long climbs but also steep descents… To be reserved for regulars!

A little + : The L’Autre Chemin is located in Le Puy-en-Velay – 5 rue Grangevieille, this allows us to meet you easily when you leave and to give us a good knowledge of the path.

To prepare your stay, find our advice!

What we like: A very sporty adventure on a mythical path that will amaze travelers!

Elevation 4620 m – Paths and small roads
Athletic route

Conversation with Sir Stevenson intense Fares
Your bike tour including:
Accommodation with half-board basis*
A digital guiding solution
The journey back and bike return in minibus
Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax)
Phone Assistance
€765 / pax
E-bike rental (half-suspended) delivered in Le Monastier +€205 / bike
Travelling with a standard VTT (half-suspended) delivered in Le Monastier +€140 / bike
Single room +€150

*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

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.
  • Your stopovers are in guesthouses or family-friendly hotels
  • Your luggage is transferred to each stopover (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax).
  • Your journey back (with your bike) to Le Puy-en-Velay
  • 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 Monastier-sir-Gazeille

    A nice opportunity to discover the ancient town an the European capital of Saint-James way.

    To discover:
    • Le Monastier sur Gazeille
    > Saint Chaffre Abbey
    > St Jean Baptiste Church
    > Fontains
    > Croyances populaires museum
    > School museum
    > Cultural European hall (exhibitions)
    > La Recoumène bridge
    > Bunjee jump> L’Abbaye de Saint Chaffre qui mélange Roman et Gothique.

    Day 2 : LE MONASTIER - LANGOGNE -55KM - D+1050M

    From Le Monastier: first a descent then a good climb before plunging towards the Gorges de la Loire. From there you go up on the plateaus of the devès to reach the Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas where the biggest drop will be passed. Now you drive and cross Landos, to reach Langogne for a well-deserved stage!

    To discover :
    • Saint-Martin-de-Fugères
    > The Church

    • 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

    • le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas
    > The volcanic lake

    • Landos
    > The St Félix church
    > The Ribains swamp

    • Arquejols
    > Viaduc
    > Jagonas castle

    • Pradelles
    > One of the most beautiful village of France
    > Rail biking of Pradelles
    > The net-gothic church
    > Water leisure center
    > The panorama on the Gévaudan

    • Langogne
    > The lake of Naussac and its nautical activities
    > The Calquières spinning
    > Sacred art museum

    Day 3 : Langogne - Chasseradès - 56KM - D+ 1270M

    We keep on the GR70 by bike which invites you to discover the intimidating forest of Mercoire before diving towards Cheylard-l'Evèque. Of course, you will then go up to the foothills of the Gardille before heading towards the Allier and the village of Luc. You easily reach Laveyrune before climbing towards the Col d'Esperlouze then the Abbaye-Notre-Dame des Neiges. Your day is not over, you will miss the ascent of the Gardille mountain before reaching the small village of Chasseradès.

    To discover :
    • Saint-Flour-de-Mercoire
    > The forest
    > The small church
    > Le Ron de la Baoune -Grantici chaos
    > Stevenson fir tree

    > Notre Dame of all Graces

    • Luc
    > The ruins of the medieval castle
    > The first meanders of l'Allier

    • Notre-Dame des Neiges Abbey

    • Chasseradès
    > The Saint-Blaise Church

    Day 4 : CHASSERADÈS - Bédoués / coures - 65KM - D+1320M

    Still some nice bumps today. Short warm-up by joining the Goulet forest before a nice descent towards Bleymard. A small village at the foot of Mont-Lozère just waiting for your wheels. You reach the pleasant Finiels pass before diving towards the first waves of the Tarn and the Montvert bridge. You rise on a magnificent balcony road which overlooks the Tarn gorges before reaching the pass which offers you a magnificent forest descent towards Bédouès.

    To discover:
    • Mirandol
    > The viaduct

    • Le Bleymard
    > The Saint-Jean Chapel
    > Roofs made of Tournel lauzes
    > The Lozère Mount
    > Le Lot

    • Finiels
    > The granitic blocks
    > Local architecture

    • Pont de Montvert
    > The Tarn valley
    > The house of the Mont-Lozère

    • Le Col du Sapet
    > The incredible view

    • Bédouès
    > The church

    Day 7 : Bédouès - SAINT-JEAN-DU-GARD - 62KM - D+980M

    Reach Florac, a town of water and stones...
    You then ride in the company of the Mimente which offers you magnificent views of these beautiful basins of fresh and translucent water to reach Cassagnas. Now, as usual for the writer, the Path rises in a magnificent forest to join the ridges and switch to a more southern universe with subtle mixtures of smells of vegetation from the South of France.. You enter the department of Gard... The road leads you naturally

    To discover :
    • Florac
    > A waters crossroads : Le Tarn, Le Tarnon, la Mimente et le Pêcher
    > The house of the Cévennes park located in the castle
    > The small streets

    • Saint-Julien d'Arpaon
    > The cool and beautiful Miment valley
    > The remains of the XIIIrd century Castle
    >The chestnut forest

    • Between Cassagnas et Saint-Germain la Calberte
    > The ruins of a gallo-roman villa
    > The scenic view

    • Saint-Germain la Calberte
    > Chestnuts
    > The XIst Century castle
    > The Saint-Germain Church
    > The statue of l'Homme cévenol

    • Saint-Etienne Vallée Française
    > The village
    > The church
    > The castle of Cambiaire
    > The fresh swimming in le Martinet

    • Saint-Jean du Gard
    > The old-bridge
    > The clock tower
    > The Saint-Jean-Castle
    > The Maison Rouge spinning and its horse-shoe stairs
    > The Stevenson fount
    > The steam train

    Day 8 : Back to Le Puy-en-Velay

    You, your luggage and your bike will be taken in front of the Office of Tourism for your return to the agency L'Autre Chemin.

  • Extras & services

    As an optional extra, L’Autre Chemin offers:

    You want to rent a bike

    • Rental of an e-bikes with 2 panniers of 20l + breakage / theft insurance: + €205 / bike
    • Rental of a trekking bikes without assistance with 2 panniers of 20 liters + breakage / theft insurance: +140€ / bike

    If you prefer a full-suspension electric mountain bike or not, you can consult the following rental companies directly:

    Important: Choose a bike with a minimum battery of 500 watts, the keys provided to allow the bike’s battery to be recharged, a repair kit, a helmet and a lock.


    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 500 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
    This itinerary is sportful ans you will need a mountain bike half ou full suspended depending on the level of comfort you require – Any doubt, please contact-us. 


    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 €

    Lone traveller?

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

    • Single room surcharge for Chat with Sir Stevenson package: +€150




  • Accommodation

    L’Autre Chemin has teamed up with a selection of guesthouses and small, traditional hotels to ensure that every stopover is an opportunity to learn about the architecture, lifestyle, gastronomy and local people of this region.

     Examples of accommodation ont the Chat with Stevenson bike tour

    Le Relais Modestine

    Le Relais Modestine

    Hôtel les Bellugues - Saint-Jean du Gard

    Hôtel les Bellugues


  • 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,
    • Baggage transfers (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax) to every stopover,
    • Transfer from St-Jean to Le Puy-en-Velay person and bike.
    • A digital guiding solution and a map
    • Telephone assistance


    • Rental of a trekking 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,
    • Car Paking
    • Bike rental
    • Spending money, any optional visits or activities,
    • Cancellation or multiple-risk insurance
    • Agency fees : €10 / rider.