Auvergne & Cevennes motorcycle tour

Dates 14/08 - 23/08/2019
Destination Auvergne & Cevennes
Category Guided or Self-guided
Duration 8 days 9 nights

Mileage : 640 km and 636 km (1276 km / 792 miles for the whole tour) 

Tour highlights : spa resort of Vichy and Mont Dore, Puy Mary and Puy Sancy summits, villages of Salers, Estaing, Conques and Ste Enimie, viaduct of Garabit and Millau, Laguiole knives factory, Cathedral Notre Dame in Le Puy, Val castle, valley of Sioule river, Cathedral of Albi, Causses Méjean, Gorges du Tarn, Mont gerbier de Jonc.

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Dates & Prices
Departure date

Day 1 - Vichy
Day 1 - Vichy

Arrival and hotel check in. Group briefing and Welcome dinner 

Day 2 - Vichy - Le Mont-Dore
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
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 - Estaing
Day 4 - St Flour - Estaing

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 Estaing on the banks of the Lot.

Day 5 - Estaing - Albi
Day 5 - Estaing - 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
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
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
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
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.

Carte voyage moto en AuvergneAuvergne 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 (153 km / 95 miles)
Day 3 LE MONT DORE - ST FLOUR (159 km / 99 miles)
Day 4 ST FLOUR - ESTAING (170 km / 106 miles)
Day 5 ESTAING - ALBI (158 km / 98 miles)

 

 

Part two : from Occitany to Cévennes and Ardèche

Day 6 ALBI - MILLAU (134 km / 83 miles)
Day 7 LOOP RIDE AROUND MILLAU (150 km / 93 miles)
Day 8 MILLAU - LES VANS (197 km / 122 miles)
Day 9 LES VANS - LE PUY EN VELAY (155 km / 96 miles) 

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Prices (in € P/P) : 

     Part 1 OR 2 Part 1 AND 2   

Models & formula
Price per person (*)

chambre simple

en occupation chambre double

chambre partagée

chambre simple

en occupation chambre double 

chambre partagée

 Motorcycle tour in Auvergne

€ 650

€ 470

€ 470

€ 1 220

€ 880

€ 880

BMW R1200RT  BMW R1200GS 

€ 1 655

€ 1 225

€ 1 515

€ 3 290

€ 2 420

€ 3 000

BMW F650GS  BMW F700GS

€ 1 420

€ 1 060

€ 1 315

€ 2 800

€ 2 100

€ 2 600

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The price of this motorcycle tour includes :

  • 5 nights in 2 or 3 star hotels with continental breakfast for part 1 or 2
  • or 9 nights in 2 or 3 star hotels with continental breakfast for the entire 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 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 
Part 1 and 2 - Discount in shared room (1200cc)

Discount on single room rate if one rider on one bike share room with other rider (1200cc category) for complete tour

€ -290
Part 1 and 2 - Discount in shared room (700cc)

Discount on single room rate if one rider on one bike share room with other rider for the complete tour  (700cc category)

€ -200
Part 1 and 2 - Discount in shared room (with your bike)

Discount on single room rate if one rider on one bike share room with other rider (with your bike) for complete tour

€ -340
Part 1 or 2 - Discount in shared room (1200cc)

Discount on single room rate if one rider on one bike share room with other rider (1200cc category) for part Auvergne OR Cévennes.

 

€ -140
Part 1 or 2 - Discount in shared room (700cc)

Discount on single room rate if one rider on one bike share room with other rider (700cc category)

 

€ -105
Part 1 or 2 - Discount in shared room (with your bike)

Discount on single room rate if one rider on one bike share room with other rider (with your bike) for part 1 or 2

€ -180

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