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MTB in the Cantal Mountains

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MTB in the Cantal Mountains

Mountain biking in Auvergne

Trails, tracks, ridges …, diverse and beautiful, the Auvergne was made for mountain bikers. A large number of tours, waymarked and documented in guides, invite you to discover the region in an original way. Visit one of Auvergne's listed mountain bike sites for specialised itineraries and services for mountain bikers.

There are a thousand good ideas awaiting you, but here is a selection of classics which will appeal to the most demanding.

 

The Great Crossing of the Massif Central on Mountain Bike – (Grande Traversée du Massif central à VTT)

This superb route is 666km long and takes you from Clermont-Ferrand to Montpellier in 10 to 20 days.

Guidebook in French or English

 

Mountain biking in the Livradois-Forez
Mountain biking in the Livradois-Forez

Tour of the Tronçais Forest Ponds (Tour des étangs de la forêt de Tronçais)

Over about thirty kilometres, this route - accessible to all – links the different pools of the superb Tronçais Forest. The Etang de Saint-Bonnet-Tronçais (one of the nicest bathing pools), The étang de Morat, the Fountain of Viljot, three hundred year old trees bearing the signature of local writers, are things which you will find all along this enchanting tour.

 

Mountain Bike Tour of the Livradois-Forez (Tour VTT du livradois-Forez)

This unique route forms a 232 km loop which takes 5 to 7 days to complete. You will ride through Auvergne's land of the rising sun. It can easily be divided into 2, 3 or 4 day tours. There are 23 waymarked stages and lots of nice surprises.

Guidebook in French

The Velay of the Three Rivers (Le Velay des trois rivières)

The Velay of the Three Rivers is a region with a strong and endearing identity. Volcanoes, granite, trout rivers, wild gorges, wooded hilltops and wide horizons of pasture. Not forgetting the people who have kept these mountains well alive, with agriculture, industry and tourism. 39 waymarked routes, from 9 to 44 km, allow you discover this area on mountain bike.

 

 

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