Cycling A unique natural treasure in Europe: The national park of the volcanoes of auvergne 

These powerful volcanoes once shaped the heart of France, and while they no longer disturb the landscape with their jolts, they still tower in majesty. In addition to the wild beauty of the Chaîne des Puys, a group of extinct volcanic cones stretching over 40 km, and its historical emblems – Puy de Dôme, Puy de Sancy and Puy Mary – reveal a more delicate face of the Auvergne, all in green meadows and panoramic roads, with at the key, the tasting of some of the best cheeses of France (Cantal, Salers, Fourme d’Ambert, Saint-Nectaire) and the discovery of very beautiful villages (Besse, Salers or Tournemire).

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Volcanoes of Auvergne: Puy de Dôme, Puy de Sancy, Puy Mary
  • Green and panoramic roads of Puy de Dôme and Cantal: Monts du Cézalier, Monts dore, Pas de Peyrol…
  • Auvergne terroir and cheese
  • The beautiful villages of Besse, Salers and Tournemire

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Our tours are private, so you are guaranteed to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

Our driver-guide will pick you up the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the support vehicle is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather.

From 1490€/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

Our tours are private, so you are guaranteed to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

Our driver-guide will pick you up the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the support vehicle is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather.

From 2190€/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering, bike rental…

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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BIKe itinerary

Welcome to the Volcanoes of Auvergne

We will meet you at Clermont-Ferrand train station at 2 pm before taking you to your hotel in Royat-Chamalières, a few kilometers on the west side of Clermont-Ferrand. We take advantage of this first day to adjust our bikes, discuss the stay, enjoy the city in a in a unique environment at the footsteps of the Puy-de-Dôme. 

Clermont-Ferrand > besse-et-Saint-Anastasie 

The road that leads to Orcival runs along the southern flank of the Puy de Dôme, before continuing through a landscape of green hills and pastoral forests to reach a spectacular panorama of the Monts Dore and the Massif du Sancy. The Col de la Croix Saint Robert will lead us to the lake of Chambon, Murol, Saint-Nectaire, the Jonas caves and finally the pretty mountain village of Besse-et-Saint-Anastasie.

Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise > Salers

The route leaves the Sancy massif to the south and the Cantal mountains, which are wilder and less populated. The crossing of the Cézallier desert-like mounts leads us face to face with the Puy Mary, the southernmost of the Auvergne giants for a splendid ascent that leads to the narrow road of the Pas de Peyrol. A magnificent descent along a line of ridges leads us to Salers, a pretty village perched on a hill and surrounded by rolling fields where the famous long-horned cows graze. With its small center made up of 16th century stone buildings and its panoramas of the Puy Mary, the place invites you to stroll.

SALERS LOOP 

You will chain several valleys, each one more beautiful than the other. And all three with different landscapes. In spite of the difficulty you will be amazed. Classified among the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”, Tournemire and its imposing castle dominate the green valley of the river Doire. A new ascent of Puy Mary (Pas de Peyrol) is on the program by another side. 

END OF TOUR

We will take you back to Clermont-Ferrand train station after breakfast to end this Volcanoes of Auvergne bike tour, unless you want to extend your stay with Veymont Travel towards the Mediterranean. 

ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

Royat-chamalieres – 1 night

Hotel Royal Saint Mart 3*

In the heart of the Royat-Chamalières spa resort, 10 minutes from downtown Clermont-Ferrand, the same family has been cultivating the art of living in this cosy hotel since 1853.

BESSE-ET-SAINT-ANASTAISE – 1 night

Auberge de la petite ferme 3*

The hotel is situated in near the medieval village of Besse and in an exceptional environment in the heart of the Regional Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne.

SALERS – 2 nightS

Hôtel des Remparts 3*

In the heart of Salers, the jewel of the upper Auvergne, the Hôtel des Remparts, with a breathtaking view of mountains and valleys, offers you an exceptional welcome..

equipment / bikes

Included

Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Supplement + 60 €

Road E-bike

Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

Supplement + 135 €

Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2

Pinarello Prince or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5 – 62

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Supplement + 520 €

Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2

Pinarello Dogma F12 or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Equipment / dEtails

You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
  • Pedals to choose from the following:
    • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
    • flat with cages
    • flat
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet
Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
  • Pedals to choose from the following:
    • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
    • flat with cages
    • flat
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 2 rear panniers

WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

Included
Supported tour
Not Included
Supported Tour

Accomodation

  • 4 nights in 3* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

Meals

  • 4 breakfasts
  • Snacks and refreshments

Guiding

  • 1 driver-guide

Activities

  • 3 bike rides

Equipment

  • Carbon road bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
  • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
  • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

Support & Transfer

  • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
  • Transfer of people
  • Transfer of luggage
  • Transfer of bikes
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Refreshments
  • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
Not Included
Guided Tour
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
  • Accomodation before and after the stay
  • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
  • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
  • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
  • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants
Included
Guided tour
Not Included
Guided Tour

Accomodation

  • 4 nights in 3* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

Meals

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Snacks and refreshments

Guiding

  • 1 driver-guide
  • 1 certified bike guide

Activities

  • 3 bike rides
  • Salers cheese tasting
  • Puy de Dôme visit

Equipment

  • Carbon road bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
  • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
  • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

Support & Transfer

  • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
  • Transfer of people
  • Transfer of luggage
  • Transfer of bikes
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Refreshments
  • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
Not Included
Guided Tour
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
  • Accomodation before and after the stay
  • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
  • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
  • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
  • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants