Cycling Holidays in the Auvergne
For biking enthusiasts and novice riders, the terrain of the Auvergne offers an equally enticing range of cycling trails to complement varying experiences and styles. Thanks in no small part to the elevated surroundings of the region, taking to two wheels and exploring this area of verdant hillsides, plunging gorges, and winding rivers will take the breath away.
Cycling holidays in the Auvergne are a compelling and unique means of experiencing the geological splendour of central France. Defined by its rugged, eclectic landscape, the region offers a number of challenging trails traversing rolling topography that presents spectacular views of this sedate, peaceful region. And, with six areas approved by the French Cycling Federation, there are almost 4,000 kilometres of way-marked routes traversing the land, leaving you with plenty of choice and opportunity.
If ascending the soaring peaks of some 450 volcanoes sounds daunting, the Auvergne offers a series of road based routes that enable cyclists to take in the charms of the area. From Bioude with its 12th-century church to quaint Blesle (designated one of the ‘most beautiful villages in France’), the banks of the River Allier to the stunning Château de Chavaniac in Chavaniac-Lafayette, a cycling tour of the Auvergne will leave a lasting impression, regardless of the routes and roads you follow.
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The old Ardèche steam train trail: the ‘Dolce Via’
This moderate route is the perfect way to explore the dramatic vistas and charming villages of the Ardèche. Running along former railway lines and deep into the heart of the region, the steam train trail offers a leisurely exploration of...