Mountain-bike tour in the Volcanoes region (Auvergne), France

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A beautiful region of France with its 200 volcanoes. Among others, a beautiful range of numerous young volcanoes stretching in line. Another one is the biggest of Europe. Numerous lakes, green landscapes and very good cheeses are the trademark of this pastoral region. Lots of trails on volcanic ground and also single tracks.

 

Day 1:

Welcome in Clermont-Ferrand in the afternoon.

 A young volcanoe, next to Clermont Ferrand

Day 2 & 3 :

Crossing of a beautiful and unique range of numerous young volcanoes stretching in line. It is a country of pastoral activity, superb green landscape, beautiful lakes and pure water, like Volvic spring water. The Puy de Dome volcano is one of the greatest climb of the "Tour de France" race, rich of champions numerous epic fights for victory

Day 4 & 5 :

We will ride on a very big and ancient volcano called Sancy.. It is a pastoral area, where one can find very good local cheese like the Saint Nectaire. In winter it is also a very popular area for cross country skiing.

Crossing of a wide plateau of volcanic ground. it is a very remote area where grass is ideal to produce very good and full of vitamins cheeses.. Some of these cheese are still produced in very ancient mountain huts called "buron".

Many, many narrow tracks...

Day 6 & 7:

We will cross a popular ski resort and ride the Cantal volcano. Measuring 70 km in diameter,it is the biggest of Europe the biggest volcano of Europe. It has given its name to the very good local cheese called Cantal. . We will climb onto the volcano and do the descent. Numerous European mountain animals in this wide space of alpages and forests (Chamois, Marmottes, Dears, Stags, Mouflons,...)

 A beech forest (here in fall)

Day 8: The"Au revoir" in the morning.

 

 

  How to book this trip...

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Trip ref.: GM-V3B-07

Physical level : 33/45 km per day

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Date : At a date that suits to your group, from April to October (except July)

Accommodations: Mountain chalets & Mountain Huts & Gîtes.

Price per person: depend on the number of people in your group (price exemple : 780 Euros, double occupancy, when 6 people (Click to convert)

Full suspension Bike renting:105 Euros (Click to convert)

Start: Clermont- Ferrand

Finish: Clermont- Ferrand/ Aurillac

It includes:.

  • all accommodations, in selected inns and selected mountain gîtes (ask for extra-prices for private room)
  • all breakfasts
  • all picnics
  • all dinners except one
  • Baggage transport
  • Bilingual guide

 

It  doesn't include:

  • Beverages
  • Visits entrance fees such as Museum, caves, castles, ...
  • All costs before rendezvous point and after final drop-off.
  • Travel / cancellation insurance

  A part of the cantal volcanoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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