Stay in Le Puy-en-Velay

La Route de Cistre

  • Itinerant
  • All-in
  • With luggage transfer
  • Cycling sports
  • Bicycle tourism
  • Electrically assisted bicycle
  • Hiking / bike ride
5 or 4 incredible days of cycling to share across the high plateaus of Mézenc – domaine de la Cistre: This herb also called “Alpine Fennel” which once dried offers all the aromas of Fin Gras du Mézenc.
You are going to discover the village of Moudeyres and its thatched cottages, the lake of St Front, of course the Mézenc.
You pedal on very accessible all-terrain paths, on small picturesque and quiet roads. So that this course can correspond to a family practice, the route has been specially adapted to make it as accessible as possible:

Short steps to connect your accommodation (but nothing prevents you from making detours in complete freedom to extend the adventure)
Paths that do not present great difficulty (at any time, you can dismount to overcome the possible difficulty)
Scenic but quiet roads that will allow you to ride while preserving your sense of security
Nice discoveries: The Barthes pond, the volcanic lake of Saint-Front, the Mézenc, the Recoumène viaduct
Note: the route passes over the Recoumène viaduct – A viaduct originally designed for the passage of trains – An intense moment when you will have to dismount to cross it.

A bike trip for a stay in the heart of nature to discover mountain landscapes, a volcanic lake, meadows as far as the eye can see, stone and thatch architecture and Altiligerian gastronomy. But that's not all, traveling by electric bike allows you to easily meet and chat with the inhabitants of Haute-Loire.

To prepare your stay, find our advice!

What we like: Taking the time to immerse yourself in the high plateaus of the Mézenc, the stage at Moudeyres with its thatched cottages.

5 or 4 day stay of your choice
– Height difference 1930 m – Country roads and easy paths
– Course accessible and open to as many people as possible
– As a family: In tow for the little ones and from 12 years old on an electric bike (depending on comfort – See Price Info)
– Note: Passage over the magnificent Recoumène Viaduct (270m long, 66m high, wide but small parapets) – Cross with caution.


Adult: from €455 (half-board (excluding Le Puy stage for overnight stay & breakfast))
Child (1-12 years): from €255 (Child from 1 to 6 years: €255
Child aged 9 to 12: €410).

Optional :

Provision of an electric bike or a bike without electric assistance, 2 panniers, a helmet, a light repair kit – Trailer rental possible
Comprehensive property and casualty insurance
The single supplement
the elimination of the last night at Le Puy.

What is included

The price includes

Accommodation in a double or twin room with half-board (excluding stages in Le Puy offered for overnight stays & breakfast),
Tourist taxes,
Luggage transfer to the stage (1 bag max. 13kg / person)
Tourist taxes,
Access to the guide & travel diary application
Telephone support.

The price does not include

Transport and transfers to the departure point,
Meals other than those provided for in the chosen formula,
Bike rental
Drinks, pocket money, visits or possible activities
Cancellation insurance
Application fees: €10 / person.

Pratical information

Half board (excluding Le Puy stage, offered overnight stay & breakfast)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Equipment loan
  • Suitable for beginners

Opening period

From 14 / 04 to 08 / 10.
5 days / 4 nights
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