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Ride across Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park

France - 5 days trip with motorbike - starting at € 320
The famous pilgrimage trail of Saint Jacques de Compostelle and some of it’s main sections
Ascent to Puy Mary, reaching a height of 1783, and ride through the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park.
Discover Puy en Velay and typical villages like Salers
5 day trip
Driving 4 day
4h per day
Intermediate
without guide
600km in total
From April to September
Available Vehicle Options:
Vehicle Included
With your own vehicle
Available Travel Options:
Create a group - Choose your dates Fixed date departures - Join a group
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Laurent - France - Motorcycle

Laurent

Spécialiste Motorcycle

France

Even though I have travelled across the world, Europe continues to hold a special place in my heart and I am always excited about exploring this beautiful region.  In all…

Located in L'Île-Bouchard

A motorcycle tour in Auvergne

This 5 day trip takes you along the winding roads and spectacular landscapes of Auvergne. Enjoy the local scenery and distinct architecture of each village you pass. Ride underneath the red railway bridge of Garabit Viaduct and climb the picturesque summit of Puy Mary – just a few of the many attractions this area has to offer. After each day of riding, relax in charming hotels and sample the local culinary delicacies. A motorcycle trip in Auvergne allows you to discover one of the hidden treasures of France.

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Day 1

Vichy

Arrive on your motorcycle at the spa town of Vichy. You meet Laurent’s team who will brief you on your trip. Settle into your hotel, located in the heart of the city, and relax – your motorcycle adventure starts tomorrow!

 

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Day 2

Vichy – Mount Dore

153km - 4hrs of riding

Your motorcycle ride across Auvergne begins! The charming country roads of the Sioule valley lead you towards Auvergne Volcanoes Park. Next, you pass the towns of Orcival and Saint Nectaire and admire the Roman architecture . You continue your ride through the countryside and reach Murol. Here you visit Chateau du Murol, one of the most famous medieval castles in France, before continuing on towards the spa town of Mont-Dore and it’s thermal springs, situated at the foot of the inactive Puy de Sancy volcano.

 

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Day 3

Mount Dore – Saint Flour

159km - 4hrs of riding

You start by crossing over the Dore Mountain pass, famous for its hill-climb car races. Arrive in the quaint town of Besse en Chandesse and admire its rustic charm and medieval architecture. After exploring the town, continue the climb towards the summit of Puy Mary. The peak rises 1783m above sea level and was classified “A Great Site of France” in 2012, because of the stunning view it provides over the surrounding volcanic mountain chain. Before arriving in Murat for the night, you stop in Salers, a quintessential Auvergne village, famous for its delicious cheeses (ex. Cantal and Salers).

 

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Day 4

Saint Flour – Estaing

170km - 4hrs of riding

After breakfast, you head towards the volcanic plateau of Aubrac which crosses the Saint-Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimage route. You pass underneath the red viaduct of Garabit, built by Gustav Eiffel and company. In the heart of Aubrac you will admire ‘les burons’, small stone houses covered in slate, as well as old farms nestled in the mountains. You will love riding across this stunning landscape. Stop in Chaudes Aigues for lunch and visit its famed rejuvenating hot springs. Hop back on your bike and cross the Truyere Ravine as it leads you past one dam after another. Eventually you reach Estaing, on the edge of Lot river, the final stop for the day.

 

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Day 5

Estaing – Albi

158km - 4hrs of riding

Today you will cover some of the best roads of Quercy and pass some of its most beautiful sites – Conques and Figeac. Following the Aveyron Canyon, you cannot miss the villages of Najac and Cordes sur Ciel, where the fortified towns and castles date to the middle ages. As you continue your journey towards Albi you see its majestic cathedral and bell tower, which reaches up to 78m. This is the last stop of your journey. We will celebrate the end of a great trip with a goodbye dinner tonight.

 

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For this trip, your vehicle is: a motorbike.

To drive this vehicle you need : inf. 125cc motobike licence.

Price for this road trip starts at 320€ for each rider .

Rate per person* :

  • Create a group – Choose your dates / Fixed date departures – Join a group :

Double or shared room with your motorbike : 470 €

Single room supplement : 180 €

  • Without Guide – Independent Travel

Double or shared room with your motorbike : 320 €

Single room supplement : 170 €

*For rates with motorbike rental, see with Laurent

The price include :

  • 5 nights in hotels with breakfast
  • A detailed road book – elecronic and paper format
  • Reservations
  • The luggage transport and support vehicle for the choice of a guided formula and a group from 5

The price doesn’t include :

  • Meals not included in program
  • Drink and personal expenses
  • The motorbike
  • Gasoline (25 to 30 € per day)
  • Motorcycle equipment
  • Visits not included in the program

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