Saint-Privat-d'Allier

Via Allier à vélo – Étape 16 – Saint-Privat-d'Allier > Le Pont d'Alleyras

The Via Allier itinerary here explores the heart of the Allier gorges. You cycle over the most inaccessible and narrow section of the river.
This true haven of peace where fauna and flora are kings can be glimpsed between two gaps along the road. You reach the banks of the Allier by descending to Pont-d'Alleyras. The view emerges on the reservoir of the Poutès dam, dominated by the Château de la Beaume. It's time to cool off at the water's edge, a good climb awaits you at the next stage.

The route:

From Saint-Privat-d'Allier to Pont-d'Alleyras, you follow the D40 exclusively. This small, narrow and winding road, rarely flat, offers beautiful views, but requires good physical condition. The often technical and tricky descents require vigilance and control. Near the finish of the stage, the road softens as it reaches the edge of the river.
Tips and Suggestions

Do not miss :
● Saint-Didier-d'Allier: (private) castle from the 14th and 15th centuries. 15th century church.
● The Poutès dam: dam built in 1941 to power the Monistrol-d'Allier hydroelectric plant. Lowered in recent years to facilitate the return of salmon.
● Pont-d'Alleyras: village created in the 19th century to accommodate the railway station. Commanderie d'Hospitaliers in the hamlet of Gourlong.

Location details

  • In the countryside
  • River or river view

Opening

Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
MondayOpen
TuesdayOpen
WednesdayOpen
ThursdayOpen
FridayOpen
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen
Further information) :
Subject to favorable weather conditions

Prices

Free

Services

Services

  • Pet Friendly

Activities on site

  • Cycling sports
  • Cycle route

Home animals

ACCEPTED

Address

On the D589, in the center of the village (bar, inn, bakery)
43580 Saint-Privat-d’Allier
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