Travels with a bike in the Cévennes

Travels with a bike in the Cévennes 8 days
From 940 € *
/ PERSON
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Distance: 239km
  • Level: Moderate -Easy paths and small roads

Your cycling trip: Cycling trip in the Cévennes

Travelling with a bike along the Chemin de Stevenson is like a dream, but you prefer riding on small roads rather than paths and soft elevation … Take it easy, we have specially designed this trip for you. Because cycling in the Cévennes is a wonderful moment both in terms of the landscapes and the flavor encountered, we wanted to offer an electric bike trip based on the Chemin de Stevenson but making it more accessible for cyclo-travelers. .

The route follows easy tracks that do not require very technical riding and small scenic roads. Of course, we sometimes stray from the route but the traveling adventure remains intact, the stages are almost the same as for the Dialogue stay with Stevenson.

A course of moderate difficulty and which offers the discovery of breathtaking landscapes in total immersion with the nature of Haute-Loire, Lozère and Gard where you will cross the road of the Loire, the Allier, the Lot , Tarn and Gardon…

Your stages have been specially chosen for their comfort and the quality of their welcome. They offer you the opportunity to discover the local gastronomy and meet the locals!

To know :

Traveling with a bike in the Cévennes 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 and of course know how to ride a bike!
We have smoothed out the elevations so that the adventure remains accessible but beautiful climbs are still present (climb of Goudet, Le Mont-Lozère…)
Your travel diary guides you mainly on country roads and on very accessible tracks
A little extra: The L’Autre Chemin Agency 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 page !

What we like: The atmosphere of the path, the encounters with walkers and moments of high intensity, in particular the passage of the Col de Finiels.

    • Elevation : +4735m – Country roads and easy paths 
    • Family tour : Children from ages of 14 (according to cycle ability)
Travels with a bike in the Cevennes 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
€940/ pers.
EXTRAS
E-bike rental + 2 panniers + insurance  +€215 / bike
Trekking bike + 2 panniers + insurance -€140 / bike
Single room  +€210

*Your first stay in Le puy is booked on the bed & breakfast option to allow you to choose your restaurant in town.
Travel 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.
  • With extra : 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.
  • Our rental bikes are insured
  • Your journey back to Le Puy with you bike is included 
  • 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.

    To discover :

    A faire, à voir :
    > The Cathedral starting point of the Saint-James way
    > Notre-Dame de France
    > The Saint-Michel chapel
    > Crozatier museum
    > the secret streets of the old town
    > The castle of Polignac
    > During summer, the light show Puy de Lumières
    > The immersive Show Hôtel e Lumières
    > The Immersive show Terres de Géant


    Day 2 : LE PUY-EN-VELAY - Goudet -39KM - D+780M

    Revel in the joy of pedalling effort-free through the forest before joining the country lanes of the Haute-Loire. This trip is perfumed by broom shrubs and fresh Haute-Loire air, with basalt columns, forests, volcanos and the Loire gorges as a backdrop.
    Ride along Robert Louis Stevenson Trail to the village of Monastier-sur-Gazeille, made famous by the Scottish writer. Make your way towards the Loire Gorges, to the village of Goudet on the banks of the Loire.

    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.

    • 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


    Day 3 : Goudet- Langogne - 44KM - D+ 800M

    A day that begins with a beautiful climb from the waves of the Loire and reach the Devès plateau higher up. Soon you discover Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas where you take a red dirt track to reach Landos. It will then be time to leave the path for walkers to pedal on a magnificent country road to reach Pradelles before leaving Haute-Loire to reach Langogne where you can take the time to enjoy the Lac de Naussac.

    To discover :

    • 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 4 : Langogne- CHASSERADÈS - 35km - D+645m or 42km - D+845M

    You zigzag between small roads and return to the Chemin de Stevenson. A stage that evolves in a magnificent setting to reach Luc further on. You then climb with the walkers on a sometimes stony but not very complicated track up to Notre-Dame des Neiges (possible road variant) before joining the valley to reach the small village of Chasseradès.

    To discover :

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

    • Chasseradès
    > The Saint-Blaise Church


    Day 5 : CHASSERADÈS - Pont-deMontvert - 40KM - D+905M

    Mont-Lozère, a mythical passage which offers you incredible landscapes on the Cévennes and an encounter with the Lot and the Tarn... Climb in the Goulet forest, then it is Mont-Lozère which awaits you and offers you incredible panoramas punctuated by granite blocks to reach the Pont de Montvert.

    To discover :
    • Mirandol
    > The viaduct

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

    • Finiels
    > The granitic blocks
    > The view on the Cévennes
    > Local architecture

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


    Day 6 : Pont-de-Montvert - Saint-Julien d'Arpaon / Cassagnas - 34KM- D+ 790M

    From Pont de Montvert, go up on a road which offers you a gorgeous landscape on pure nature to reach the Col du Sapet, its stone planted to find the Chemin which now offers you a magnificent descent into the forest to reach Bédouès. You keep on the path to reach Florac, city of water and stones ... You then drive in the company of the Mimente which offers you magnificent views of these beautiful basins of fresh and translucent water to reach Cassagnas.

    To discover :
    • Le Col du Sapet
    > The incredible view

    • Bédouès
    > The church

    • 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


    Day 7 : Saint-Julien d'Arpaon - St-Jean du Gard -47km - D+815m

    Your road rises in a gorgeous forest to reach the ridges and switch to a more southern universe with subtle mixtures of smells of vegetation from the South of France... You enter the Gard department... You continue easily in the direction of Saint-Germain de Calberte and the beautiful village of Saint-Etienne-Vallée-Française. You ride with the Gardon de Mialet to Saint-Jean du Gard.

    To discover :

    • The view of the Cévennes valleys from Plan de Fontmort and the small D13 which winds along the level curves before going up towards Saint-Germain de Claberte

    • 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:

     

    Lone traveller?

    L’Autre Chemin offers high quality accommodation in a single room, for a surcharge: +€210

    You want to rent a bike

    • Rental of hybrid bikes with 2 panniers of 20l + breakage / theft insurance: + €215 / bike
    • Rental of standard trekking bikes without assistance with 2 panniers of 20 liters + breakage / theft insurance: +140€ / 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!

    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 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

    Au Pas de l’âne

    Hôtel les Bellugues

     

  • Price info

    Prices include: 

    • Accommodation in double or twin room with half-board (except stopover in Le Puy proposed in B&B option)
    • French holiday tax,
    • Baggage transfers (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax) to every stopover,
    • Journey back to le Puy with your bikes
    • A digital guiding solution and a map
    • Telephone assistance

     

    • Extra 
    • Rent of an E-bike
    • Rent 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,
    • Parking
    • Bikes rental
    • Spending money, any optional visits or activities,
    • Cancellation or multiple-risk insurance
    • Agency fees : €10 / rider.