The Via Allier collects countless treasures on its Auvergne journey: nature reserve, vineyards, volcanic landscapes.

The V70 crosses Auvergne from north to south, starting near the famous Bec d'Allier, where the Allier meets the Loire towards Nevers. It could also be called the salmon cycle route because, just like the Atlantic salmon, this cycle route chooses the Allier route rather than the Loire route to go up towards its source in the Cévennes mountains in the south of Auvergne. Arrived in Haute-Loire, steep gorges and perched villages of the Gorges de l'Allier await the cyclist. A route that will seduce adventurers or lovers of itinerancy, punctuated with nuggets such as the basilica of Brioude, the village of Chilhac perched on basaltic organs or the New World which surprises with its railway viaduct in the form of an arch.

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All stages from Brioude to Langogne

The editor's tip

You can join the route by train at 2 entry stations: Brioude or Langeac, and return by train when arriving in Langogne. Bike and train, a winning combination for the planet!

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Stages, gpx tracks, difficulties, travel diaries, all practical information to be found on the site of the Through Allier.

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