Stromboli – The Velay volcanoes bike tour

Stromboli – The Velay volcanoes bike tour 7 days
  • Discover the Haute-Loire heritage e-biking
  • The Glavenas chapel- e-bike tour
  • The Potence - Allègre - The Stromboli bike tour
  • Biking through the forest - Haute-Loire
  • The Mont-Bar in Allègre
From 620 € *
/ PERSON
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Distance: 271km
  • Level: Athletic

Volcanoes … A part of the DNA of the Haute-Loire!

 

Discover by e-bike or standard mountain-bike (it’s up to you !) the Velay volcanoes tour, its natural wealth and heritage. A cycling trip that leads you through the Mézenc plateaus, the Meygal Sucs, the exceptional wild Loire Valley and the large forests of Allègre.

You round off your bike trip by joining the Devès massif, the Lac du Bouchet, the untamed Loire  before discovering Le Monaastier-sur-Gazeille. Do not hesitate to combine this tour with the discovery of Le Puy-en-velay and its heritage and volcanic curiosities !

A cycling odyssey that offers you a complete panorama of the wealth of Velay, its volcanic heritage, cultural but also gastronomic !

  • Sport tour with significant drop : +5125 m – Country roads and paths 
  • Family tour : Children from ages of 14-15 (according to cycle ability)
    • Price per person, on a basis of 2 people sharing – Guesthouses & 2 or 3* hotels
Stromboli – Vulcanoes 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
€870 / pers.
EXTRAS
Travelling with a standard trekking bike  -€60 / bike
Travelling with your own bike -€150 / bike
Travelling without luggage transfer for all participants
2 panniers included with bike rental
-€100 / pers
Single room (not lone traveller) +€190
Single room (not lone traveller) On  request

*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
    • Multi-risk and cancellation insurance
    • 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
  • We provide modern electric bikes that are both comfortable and easy to ride. 
  • 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 (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.
 

 
 
  • 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 - Freycenet-la-Tour - 44km - D+1110m

    Join the GR 40 by small roads and paths between mountains and forests offering magnificent views of the valleys of the Loire and Gazeille. You now follow the path of the Velay volcanoes tour to reach the Estables village-station nestled on the high-Loire volcanic highlands.

    To do, to see :

    • Coubon
    > St Georges Church
    > The Castle of Poinsac
    > Castle of Volhac

    The Valley of the Gazeille going up towards the Crouzet

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

    • Présailles
    > The Castle of Vachères - Closed to visit
    > Church and Cross Wrought Iron Mission

    • Longetrée
    > The cave of Longetraye

    • Les Estables
    > Hiking on the Mézenc Mount
    > Bees of the Mézenc
    > GAEC farm
    > The church
    > Mountainbiking with an instructor
    > Tree ropes aventure
    > Climbing, Via ferrata – réservation possible
    > Paragliding


    Day 2 : Freycenet-la-Tour - Queyrières - 52KM -D+995M

    Enjoy the panoramas offered by the highlands of Mézenc. Admire the landscape from the Croix de Pécata (starting point of t of Mézenc climbing), before riding around the Alambre Mount towards Moudeyres (thatched roofs) and Saint-Front to discover its volcanic lake. A wonderful journey between high plateaus and Meygal Sucs ... Gorgeous !

    To do, to see :

    • Moudeyres
    > Frères Perrel house
    > The thatched roofs

    • Saint-Front
    > Higlands typical village
    > The 12nd century roman church
    > The volcanic lake
    > Bigorre, The thatched roofs village
    > Horse riding
    > Cani-rando

    • Champclause
    > The blue lake
    > The church

    • Queyrières
    > Volcano chimney


    Day 3 : Queyrières - Saint-Paulien - 40KM -D+765M

    Today, you will ride through the volcanic Meygal to reach the Loire valley and climb to the ancient capital of Velay - Saint-Paulien.

    To do, to see

    • Saint-Julien du Pinet
    > The volcanic chimney

    • Vorey-sur-Arzon
    > La Loire
    > Aquafolie - Aquatic center

    • Saint-Paulien
    > St-Georges church - XIIème & XVIth centuries
    > Aquatic center
    > rop course
    > Horse-riding
    > The Rochelambert castle


    Day 4 : Saint-Paulien - Montbonnet - 55KM - D+1190M

    Keep-on biking around the volcanoes ... Discover the Mont-Bar, a Strombolian type volcano before joining Allègre and the Potence (the ruins of a XIVth century castle).
    Ride through the high forests of Fix-Saint-Genet and then switch to new volcanic chimneys which offer an incredible 360 ° panorama .

    To do, to see:

    • Saint-Geneys-près-Saint-Paulien
    > TheMaréchal Fayolle's house
    > Mont-Peyramont - Strombolian, volcano

    • Céaux d'allègre
    > The Saint-Jean-Baptiste churh erected une the XIVth century

    • Allègre
    > Le Mont-Bar
    > La Potence, ruins of the castle
    > The chapel Notre-dame de l'Oratoire

    • Fix-Saint-Geneys
    > The forest
    > territories crossroads : Portes d'Auvergne, Pays de Lafayette et pays du Velay

    • Siaugues Saint-Romain
    > The castle
    > The church

    • Le Vernet
    > The swamp of Limagne
    > La Durande and its panoramic view

    • Montbonnet
    >Saint-Roch church


    Day 5 : Montbonnet - Goudet - 49KM -D+660M

    Welcome to the volcanic lands of Devès which hides about 150 volcanic cones and a pearl ! The volcanic lake of Bouchet!
    You then dive into the beautiful wild valley of the Loire to join Goudet.

    To do, to see :

    • The volcanic lake of le Bouchet

    • Arlempdes
    > The ruins of the castle standing over the Loire
    > Basaltic organs
    > The St-Pierre Church
    > The old door : La Poterne
    > Rurality museum

    • 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 6 : Goudet-Coubon - 30KM - D+435M

    From Goudet, climb above the Loire and ride through the cycle-path to reach Le Puy-en-Velay and discover its gorgeous volcanic heritage

    To do, to see :

    •The ancient train line (bridge, tunnels )

    • Solignac-sur-Loire
    > The ruins of the medieval castle
    > The Beaume fall

    • Le Puy-en-Velay
    > The Cathedral
    > The visit of Notre-Dame de France
    > The Saint-Michel Chapel
    > The little streets of the old town
    > L'Hôtel-Dieu and its exhibitions
    > The Polignac castle
    > Pass 3 monuments
    > Lace teaching center
    > The Henry Vinay park

    • Coubon
    > St Georges Church
    > The Castle of Poinsac
    > Castle of Volhac


  • Extras & services

    As an optional extra, L’Autre Chemin offers:

     

    Riding on your own bike or with a standard mountain bike

    • Traveling with your bike: €150 off on the price tour / person who uses his own bike
    • Traveling with a bike without electric assistance: €60 off on the price tour / person traveling 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 : -100 € / pers. carrying his belongings

    • 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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  • hébergement

    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

    Vorey les Rives de l'Arzon

    Les Rives de l’Arzon

    Hôtel des voyageurs à Saint-Paulien - Haute-Loire

    Hôtel les voyageurs

  • Pice info

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

    Stromboli – Vulcanoes 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
    €865 / pers.
    EXTRAS
    Travelling with a standard trekking bike  -€60 / bike
    Travelling with your own bike -€150 / bike
    Travelling without luggage transfer for all participants
    2 panniers included with bike rental
    -€100 / pers.
    Single room (not lone traveller) +€190
    Single room (not lone traveller) On  request

    *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, 1 cycle bag (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.

    Agency fees 

    €20 / booking folder

    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