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DmD 2020 - Tours

We have prepared six guided tours for you. Some of them are just a rideout, some are with a visit.


  • Runs will be made up of a maximum 10 bikes
  • Please make sure you have full petrol tanks at the start.
  • On some tours a visit is planned, we refer on extra costs in the description.
  • If "Picnic" is mentioned in the tour description, please make sure that you have enough food.
  • We ask you to choose your preferred runs without obligation with the form at the end of this page - visible only after login. This makes planning easier for the team.
  • You will make your final choice at the infodesk in Saint Nectaire.

Going south through the Volcanoes Regional National Park.

We will have a break in the village of Cheylade to visit its original chapel and a stop at the Pas de Peyrol pass at an altitude of 1589 m (often very windy) and another break to visit to the typical village of Salers (pronounced Saler) and to have some meal of your own choice.

At the end we will return via the Pas de Peyrol pass and have another stop at Lake Pavin, a volcanic lake in the Dore Mountains massif.

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Lac Pavin, (C) by F. Thurion@wikipedia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Length:215 km
Breaks:6 breaks
Meal:Salers village
Difficulty:None
 
Extra costs: None
 
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We start in south east for a meandering way on narrow roads and will have a picnic along.

After a break in the typical village of Blesle we will continue in the direction of the gorges of Alagnon, curves guaranteed.

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Village Blesle, (C) Chaps the idol@wikipedia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Length:170 km
Breaks:5 breaks
Meal:Picnic
Difficulty:None
 
Extra costs: None
 
GDB-Data: Download
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Make sure you have some food. There is a little supermarket in Saint Nectaire to buy something for the picnic, bought on the morning before starting the tour.

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This tour will bring us to the famous volcanic lakes.
We will have a first break at the Chambon lake (very close to Saint Nectaire) which is very wide and shallow.
Then we head north and pass (without pause) near the Guéry lake the highest lake of Auvergne.
We will have another break at the col du Guéry with view on the rocks Tuilères and an other one at the Basilica of Orcival of the XII century.

The tour will bring us to the famous volcanic lake Pavin in the massif of the Dore Mountains.

We will have some time for a picnic during the tour.

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Lac Chambon, (C) Robin Chubret@Wikipedia, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0

Length:150 km
Breaks:5 breaks
Meal:Picnic
Difficulty:None
 
Extra costs: None
 
GDB-Data: Download
GPX-Data:Download
ITN-Data:Download

 

Make sure you have some food. There is a little supermarket in Saint Nectaire to buy something for the picnic, bought on the morning before starting the tour.

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This tour will bring us to «Michelin Adventure» museum in Clermont Ferrand, the museum of tyre history in Auvergne located next to the famous Michelin tyre factory.

There will be some time for meal near the location of the museum.

 

 

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(C) Dieter Schütz / pixelio.de

Length:85 km
Breaks:2 breaks
Meal:Cafeteria near the museum
Difficulty:None
 
Extra costs: Michelin museum (~ 10€/person)
 
GDB-Data: Download
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This is a small trip through the Volcanoes Regional National Park.

We will have a short stop at the Guéry pass with a view of the Tuilères rocks. The following part of the run passes the Chambon lake and Guéry lake and end with a break at Pavin lake. There will be time for a walk in the village of  Besse-en-Chandesse which is typical for this region.

The tour will start in early afternoon, there is no meal planned.

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Lake Pavin, (C) Tangopaso@wikipedia, Public domain

Length:120 km
Breaks:4 breaks
Meal:No break for meal
Difficulty:None
 
Extra costs: None
 
GDB-Data: Download
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On the way to the volcano of Lemptegy: authentic old volcano open to the public.
There will be the possibility to visit to the heart of the crater and to see a video showing its eventful history.
After the meal, we will visit the cave «Pierre de Volvic»: old volcanic stone quarry.

On the way back we will have a break for a panoramic view of Clermont Ferrand.

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Puy de Lemptegy, (C) Français@wikipedia, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0

Length:115 km
Breaks:3 breaks
Meal:Cafeteria at the Lemptégy volcano site
Difficulty:None
 
Extra costs: Volcano  and cavern sites (around 20€/person)
 
GDB-Data: Download
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(To download the gpx-data or the itn-data click with the right mouse on the link and choose "save under")


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