Day 1 - Vichy
Arrival and hotel check in. Group briefing and Welcome dinner
Day 2 - Vichy - Le Mont-Dore
We start with the bucolic roads of the Sioule valley that will allow you to join the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park. This day will give you the opportunity to admire the many treasures of Romanesque art, such as Orcival or St Nectaire, which abounds in this region. After a stop in Murol to admire its castle you will reach the spa Mont Dore asleep at the foot of Puy de Sancy
Day 3 - Le Mont-Dore - St Flour
Nothing like a pass for breakfast, it is also famous for its hill climb. Then after strolling through the alleys of the village of Besse en Chandesse you will reach the summit of Puy Mary to admire the panorama on the chains of puys. Without missing a stop in Salers, typical village known for its tasty cheeses.
Day 4 - St Flour - St Geniez d'Olt
Today you go towards the Aubrac, this volcanic plateau, desert, crossed by the Way of Compostela. You pass under the viaduct of Garabit made famous by Eiffel and can admire the burons, these alpine farms that line the landscape of the Aubrac. Then after a lunch at Chaudes Aigues and its sulphurous hot springs, you will follow the Truyère gorges and its impressive dams and finally you will reach St Geniez d'Olt on the banks of the Lot river.
Day 5 - St Geniez d'Olt - Albi
This day will take us on the most beautiful road of Quercy and its most beautiful sites: Conques, Figeac. Then following the gorges of the Aveyron, we will enjoy the charm of the villages of Najac or Cordes sur Ciel. And finally it is in Albi, and its famous Unesco cathedral that we celebrate the end of this first stage.
Day 6 - Albi - Millau
It is through the regional park of Haut Languedoc that we will join the Cévennes and Millau. You can taste the famous Roquefort in the cellars of the same name and admire the beautiful medieval villages of Brousse le Château or Ambialet.
Day 7 - Millau
We propose you a loop around Millau to discover the most beautiful roads of Causses as well as the Templar villages like the Couvertoirade to return then by the gorges of the Dourbie and the Jonte.
Day 8 - Millau - Les Vans
We leave the Cevennes for the Ardèche through the magnificent gorges of Tarn and Mont Lozère. Without missing a stop at the village classified of la Garde Guérin to admire the panorama.
Day 9 - Les Vans - Le Puy en Velay
Another day rich in landscapes and classified villages since it is by those of Vogüe and Balazuc that we will begin this stage. Then through the roads of the upper Ardèche we go back to Mount Gerbier de Jonc that the bravest can climb before arriving at Puy en Velay.
Auvergne and Cévennes have always been regions highly prized by bikers, thanks to the richness of their natural heritage and the authenticity of their villages. During these two sections of our tour, you will be able to discover the best biking roads, from the most secret to the most ferrous, we will lead you through the natural regions that make up the center of France: Aubrac, the Causses noirs, Quercy, Combrailles, Livradois and many others. We will visit the most beautiful villages laden with history, where time passes peacefully. In this journey, which runs through the central massif in its entirely, you will succumb to the charm of this region and you will have only one desire : come back for more...
Part one : From the volcanoes of Auvergne to Occitany
Day 1 ARRIVAL IN VICHY
Day 2 VICHY - LE MONT DORE (213 km / 132 miles)
Day 3 LE MONT DORE - ST FLOUR (190 km / 118 miles)
Day 4 ST FLOUR - ST GENIEZ (211 km / 131 miles)
Day 5 ST GENIEZ - ALBI (203 km / 126 miles)
Part two : from Occitany to Cévennes and Ardèche
Day 6 ALBI - MILLAU (165 km / 103 miles)
Day 7 LOOP RIDE AROUND MILLAU (183 km / 114 miles)
Day 8 MILLAU - LES VANS (233 km / 145 miles)
Day 9 LES VANS - LE PUY EN VELAY (133 km / 83 miles)
Motorcycles available in category A : BMW R 1200 RT / BMW LC 1200 GS / BMW LC 1250 GS
Motorcycles available in category B : BMW F 700 GS / BMW F 750 GS / Moto Guzzi V85TT
Motorcycles available in category C (quote on request) : Yamaha MT07 Tracer / Honda 750 NCX
Can-Am spyder or Ryker (quote on request)
All motorcycles comes with side panniers and top case box
Lower seat and lower frame version available on request.
Rates in guided tour formula (in € P/P) :
*This is the prices category when riders join the tour with their own bikes
The price of this guided motorcycle tour includes :
- 5 nights in 3 star hotels with continental breakfast for part 1 or 2
- or 9 nights in 3 star hotels with continental breakfast for the whole tour
- A professional bilingual guide leading the group
- Motorcycle with insurance and unlimited mileage (formula with rental bike)
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- information kit and road-book (paper and GPX format)
Not included in the price of this guided motorcycle tour :
- All meals not included in the tour
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Motorcycle and fuel
- Riding equipment (helmet, jacket, gloves)
- All visits not included in the package