Ticket to ride on the Via Fluvia

Ticket to ride on the Via Fluvia 3 days
From 350 € *
/ PERSON
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Distance: 98km
  • Level: Easy

Your electric bike trip: Ticket to ride on the Via Fluvia

Embark on a cycling trip to discover the Via Fluvia. Depart from Le Puy, follow the Loire to join the Via Fluvia on the former Galoche route, this emblematic railway line which then transported passengers between Haute-Loire and Ardèche. At the end of the route, you will be expected with your bikes for an organized return to Le Puy by minibus.

Discover the Château de Lavoûte-Polignac, the Ravines of Corboeuf, Yssingeaux…

To prepare your stay, find our advice!

What we like: Sharing a great getaway with the family on a brand new greenway. We love discovering the Moulin du Pinard… Everything is done to enjoy your trip serenely.

  • Difference in altitude: 965 m – Cycle path, country roads 
  • Easy route that is suitable for all abilities and can be completed as a family 
  • Family Tour : Children in trailer or from 12 with an e-bike (according to cycling ability – See Price Info section)
  • Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)
Ticket to ride
Fares/ pers. 

Your bike tour including:
Your bike trip Half-board basis*
Digital guiding solution and a map
Journey back to Le Puy in minibus
Phone assistance

€350 / pax
Travelling with children (family room)
Travel with a child till 14 €320
Extras
E-bike + 2 panniers + insurance  +€75 / bike
Trekking bike + 2 panniers + insurance  +€40 / bike
Single wheel trailer – maxi load 70 litres – use for 2 or 3 pers +€50 / trailer
Luggage transfer (minimum 2 bags maxi 13kg carried) +€75 / bag
Single room (not for lone traveller) +€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.
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  • 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

    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.


    Day 2 : Le Puy-en-Velay - Yssingeaux - 40km - D+545m

    After taking possession of your bike, you will ride all day (or almost) along the Loire − first along the cycle path and then on the road − before joining the Via Fluvia, which follows the path of the disused La Galoche railway line.
    Now you ride in the footsteps of the Galoche, this old railway line,! You discover a quiet and secure route that leads you to the ravines of Corboeuf, surprising landscapes. The cycle path now follows a small road (without large traffic) to join Yssingeaux.
    You keep on riding the Galoche now called Via Fluvia through green landscapes of plain nature. You discover typical villages : Grazac, then Lapte and its amazing church ... After, you encounter the old railway station of Raucoules (departure from the Velay express) before arriving at Montfaucon.
    If you have opted for the Dunières stage, the route continues ...

    To do, to see :

    • Lavoûte sur Loire
    > The castle cover the Loire
    > Aqua center Aquapassion
    > The Bord de Loire pond in Saint-Vincent

    • Beaulieu
    > La Plaine pond
    > Notre-dame Church (XIInd century)
    > Adiac Castle
    > Horse-riding
    > Sport shooting center
    > Farm

    • Rosières
    > The ravines of Corboeuf
    > The Pinard Mill

    • Yssingeaux
    > Saint-Pierre Church
    > The penitents chapel
    > Saint-Roch museum
    > Ceramic and pottery art craft
    > Saussac archeological site

    • Grazac
    > Le Prieuré - Clunisian site
    > The little chapel
    > The house of snails
    > The Santa bridge

    • Lapte
    > The Church with its gorgeous tower bell (the highest of Haute-Loire - 54m)

    • Raucoules
    > The Velay express railway
    > The train museum

    • Montfaucon
    > Le Jardin du Mirandou,
    > The Notre-dame church with 12 flemish paintings

    • Dunières
    > The rail-biking
    > The roman church
    > Industrial thematic path


    Day 3 : Yssingeaux - Riotord -42km - D+445M

    From Yssingeaux the route winds down through valleys and meadows. You reach the bridge of the enclosure then the route invites you to discover many villages and works of art. At Riotord, you will be picked up in the afternoon (passengers and bicycles) for a return to Le Puy-en-Velay.

    To discover :
    • Grazac
    > The Priory - a Clunisian site to visit
    > The Rosary
    > The Bridge of the Saint

    • Lapt
    > The Church and its high bell tower (the highest in Haute-Loire - 54m - Belvedere)

    • Raucoules
    > The Velay express, journey by steam train
    > Train Museum

    • Montfaucon
    > Notre-Dame Church which houses 12 Flemish paintings

    • Dunieres
    > Vélorail du Velay
    > Romanesque church from the 12th century
    > Thematic tour: "In the footsteps of our past" - Industrial interpretation

    • Riotord
    > Cisterscian site of Clavas and its medieval-inspired garden

    • Tracol
    > A pass at 1000m altitude between Loire and Haute-Loire
    > The forest


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

     To discover our partners for accommodation please click here

  • 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,
    • The journey back to Le Puy with a minibus
    • A digital guiding solution and a map
    • Telephone assistance

    Extra 

    • Rental of a bike or a trailer
    • 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.