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This trip takes you to the heart of France, the "Auvergne" of the rising sun. The Livradois-Forez is the largest certified mountain biking area in France.  Discover unique landscapes such as the "Hautes-Chaumes" that look like steppes  or the mountain forests of the "Black Woods". And what about the culinary specialties… Here, we eat well!

Take advantage of this journey to explore the simplicity and sincerity of a French territory that should be better known.


This destination is reserved for private groups or business seminars. 

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You mount                                  Fantic XTF or XMF MTB

Level            Already did mountain biking in the past

Duration                                                                   2-3 days


Average time of a riding day                            5-6 hours 

Total Lenght                                                                166km

Paved road /  Off road                                    35 % / 65 %

Height difference (in meters)                       4750 /4751

Maximum number of participants in group                 30

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3 days

Carte de la région du Livradois-Forez représentant le tracé du parcours à vélo.

Day 1: Noirétable / Noirétable - 63 km

We'll start the route north in the direction of the Black Woods, these remote thick forests which conceal secrets and mysteries of all kinds. Whatever path we take in the undergrowth, we'll have the impression of getting lost. Fortunately, our application will show us the way toward the Durolle valley. This tributary of the Allier has dug profound gorges, and the electric assistance of our mountain bikes will be very welcomed! The region is renowned for its cutlery and many manufacturing workshops. The famous "Thiers" cutlery is sold worldwide. We'll stop to discover this century-old craft.

Day 2:  Noirétable  / Brugeron  - 54 km

We'll head south for this day, which promises to be epic along the crests of the Forez mountains. We'll enjoy the view of the Plaine du Forez and the Lyonnais mountains in the distance. As we gain altitude, the forest landscapes we cross will give way to the steppe. Undoubtedly, we'll be entering the territory of Hautes-Chaumes, in the heart of Haut-Forez. Then, through successive paths, we'll reach Pierre-Sur-Haute, the highest point of the massif at 1634 m. In the evening, we'll stop in Brugeron. Remember to take your bathing suit; a surprise may be waiting for you! ​

Day 3: Brugeron  / Noirétable - 49 km

It is already the last day of driving, and on Day 3, the Auvergne will open its doors to us and lets us admire its Chaîne des Puys in the distance. The paths follow one another, sometimes made of dirt, sometimes of stones until they reach a buron where we'll have lunch. Typical of the region, this stone building covered with slate was once used to make cheese. Today, we will taste the famous patia, this potato dish cooked for hours in cream (not to be compared to the gratin dauphinois!) or the cabbage sausage.

In the afternoon, the adventure continues. We'll enjoy our mountain bikes and take advantage of this simple and generous nature until our return to Noirétable.


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Riding in the steppes of the Livradois-Forez Park 

Riding in the thick forests of the "Black Woods" 

Taste "patia" and cabbage sausage in a typical restaurant

Thrill while listening to the tales and legends of Livradois

Visit a cutlery

Visit medieval ruined castles 

Enjoy a breathtaking view of the chain of volcanic hills.

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Icône du voyage itinérant.

Loop tour

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logo guide

A coordinator

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Authentic and comfortable Accomodation

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Daily briefing

Icône d'un thermos et d'une tasse remplie d'un liquide chaud

Full board

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By Plane

From Anywhere in Europe

Lyon International Airport (LYS)


Then take a taxi from the airport to Noirétable

About 1H30 - around €250 (contact us)

Car renting alternative (contact us)




By train 

From Clermont-Ferrand 

Take the train towards Thiers 

14 departures per day from 6:40 a.m. to 7:50 p.m.

Travel time: between 46 min and 56 min 

Then taxi from Thiers (contact us)

From Lyon 

Take a train to Boën via Saint-Etienne

14 departures per day from 6:56 a.m. to 9:57 p.m.

Travel time: between 1h30 and 1h50

Then taxi from Boën (contact us)

By car or motorbike 

From Clermont-Ferrand

A89 towards Lyon / Saint Etienne and take exit 31 - Noirétable

About 40 min 

From Lyons

A6 towards Paris then the A89 towards Clermont-Ferrand and take exit 31 - Noirétable

About 1 hour 10 minutes


From 390 € per rider

Please note that, depending on the type of accommodation selected, the types of rooms may not correspond to the international standard format described above (example: a gîte). In this specific case, this will be specified to you before your departure.

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An electric mountain bike

Accommodation (comfort category)

Full board

Visit of a cutlery

A coordinator

Assistance during the riding days

A Road-Book 

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Personal expenses

The drinks

The travel insurance

Transportation to the starting point and from the end point.

Everything that is not mentioned in the "the price includes" section


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