Volcanic waters bike tour

Volcanic waters bike tour 4 days / 3 nights
From 385 € *
  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
  • Distance: 134 km
  • Level: Intermediate

You like water ? Try the 3 days e-bike tour to discover the “waters” of the Haute-Loire … The Loire sauvage in Goudet, the emblematic volcanic lake of Bouchet and the tumultuous waterfall of La Beaume…
Waters everywhere in this trip that takes picturesque roads, accessible paths and greenway … A treat!

A tour where you will discover the diversity of the Haute-Loire waters, the volcanic atmosphere of the department with basaltic organs, but also local villages such as Goudet, Solignac-sur-Loire, Montbonnet and of course the medieval town of Le Puy -en-Velay …

  • Difference in altitude: 2350 m – Country roads and easy trails 
  • Easy route
  • Family escapade : Children from ages 13 (according to cycling abilities)
  • Price (per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing)
Volcanic waters Fares

Your bike tour including:
Accommodation with Half-board basis*
Luggage transfer (1 bag maxi 13kg / pax)
Digital guiding solution
Phone assistance

€385 / pax
Travelling with children
Child under 15 (lodging in parents’ room) €345
Rent a trekking E-bike + 2 panniers + insurance +€105/ bike
Rent a trekking bike + 2 panniers +insurance +€60 / bike
Single room +€90

*your first day in Le Puy is booked on a bed & breakfast basis.
Agency fees : €10 / pax
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Advantages of a bike tour with L’Autre Chemin:

  • You travel by your own
  • 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.
  • Your luggage is transported to each stopover (1 bag maxi 13kg / pers).
  • ll of the itineraries have been 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 


    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 – Goudet - 52 km - D+1050m

    After taking possession of your bikes, set off up the GR 3 which winds up to the plateaus that overlook the Loire valley. Cycle along quiet, picturesque roads and accessible trails to the small village of Chadron, Présailles and then ride down towards the lovely village of Goudet, on the edge of the Loire.

    To do, to see :

    The ancient train line (bridge, tunnels )

    • Solignac sur Loire
    > The old Solignac up the Loire

    The Valley of the Gazeille going up towards the Crouzet

    • Alleyrac
    > The Church of Saint-Martin
    > The scissors Cross

    • 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 2 : Goudet – Cayres - 48 km - D+1010m

    You'll need plenty of energy for Day 2, when you cycle up to the high plateaus that overlook the Loire valley. From Ussel village, turn off towards Sauvetat then Landos, where you will join the GR 70, the Robert Louis Stevenson Trail. The commune of Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas houses one of the most beautiful lakes in the Haute-Loire, the Bouchet volcanic lake (jump in for a refreshing dip, depending on the weather).

    To do, to see:

    > The ruins of the medieval castle
    > The Beaume fall

    • Agizoux
    > The waterfall of La Beaume

    • Cayres
    > The Church (red stones)

    Day 3 : Cayres – Le Puy-en-Velay - 34 km - D+290m

    Ride through the impressive Domaniale forest of Lac du Bouchet to reach Montbonnet and the charming Saint-Roch chapel. You now pedal on the GR 65, better known as the James Way of Santiago de Compostela to reach the fresh valley of Dolaizon before strolling in the narrow streets of Puy-en-Velay ...

    To do, to see :

    • Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas
    > The volcanic lake of le Bouchet

    • Montbonnet
    > The Chapel of Saint-Roch on the Way of Santiago de Compostela

    • Saint-Chritophe-sur-Dolaizon
    > The church of the XIIth century
    > The cool valley of the Dolaizon

  • 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 small surcharge: +€90

    You want to rent a bike

    • Rental of hybrid bikes with 2 panniers of 20l + breakage / theft insurance: + €135 / bike
    • Rental of trekking bikes without assistance with 2 panniers of 20 liters + breakage / theft insurance: +80€ / bike

    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.

     Example of accommodation

    Au pas de l’âne

    Hôtel La Croisée des Chemins

    Hôtel La Croisée des Chemins

  • 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,
        • 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

    Prices do not include:

      • Transport and transfers to the starting point,
      • Any meals included in the selected option, drinks,
      • Bike rental
      • Parking
      • Spending money, any optional visits or activities,
      • Cancellation or multiple-risk insurance
      • Agency fees : €10 / rider.