Bourbon l'Archambault

Cycling holiday - France - Auvergne

Cycling through the hedge landscape of the dukes

  • 8 days
  • Half board
  • Grand Hotel Montespan Talleyrand
  • Single Centre
  • Grand Hotel Montespan Talleyrand
  • Souvigny, Cérilly, Buxières-les-Mines, Moulins, St. Leopardin d'Augy, Saint Aubin, Cosne
  • The hedge landscape of the dukes
  • Forêt Domaniale des Prieurés Gros-Bois
  • Historical center of Moulins
  • Distance per day 33-66 km
Dog allowedGPS OnlyCulinaryDifficulty 2
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Bourbon l'Archambault

A - Tour to Souvigny - 37 or 51 kmA tour to Souvigny with a well-preserved priory of the religious order of Cluny. This order had more than 1000 branches in the 12th century. The museum with the priory, gardens and the Église Saint Marc can be visited. There is also a city walk available along the many historical sights. The long route makes an extra loop through the rural environment.B - Tour to Cérilly - 40 or 54 kmYou cycle through a rolling hedge landscape that is characteristic of this region. The long variant comes in Cérilly, where you will find a castle, a 12th century Romanesque church and a museum about the writer Charles-Louis Philippe. Through the Forêt Domaniale de Civrais you go to St. Plaisir. The beautiful Romanesque church has beautiful wall paintings and a beautifully carved pulpit. On the way back you will pass the medieval fortress Château des Ducs de Bourbon, high above Bourbon-l'Archambault. C - Tour to Buxières-les-Mines - 47 kmYou cycle through authentic Forêt Domaniale des Prieurés Gros Bois and along wooded, small country roads to authentic Meillers. Here l'Église St. Julien has a beautiful bell tower with a two-part sound. The road ascends slightly for a while, but then it is wonderful to cycle to the town of Buxières-les-Mines. The last coal mine of the Auvergne is no more than a memory here. In addition to many hamlets, you can also visit the picturesque villages of St. Hilaire and Gipsy.D - Tour to Moulins - 63 kmA nice varied route through valleys and forests. The pretty hamlet of Autry Issard is adorned with colorful bicycles hung with flower boxes. Then you cycle further to the main objective of this tour, the city of Moulins. The arrival over the river Allier is impressive. The city has a well-preserved historic center with a beautiful cathedral.E - Tour to St. Leopardin d'Augy - 41 kmThis tour can rightly be called the castle route. You pass many smaller castles and manors, which are mostly private property. One of the nicest is the Château l'Augère. Also the Château de Praingy, Château de la Tour and many other country houses will delight you, as well as their surroundings. F - Tour to Saint Aubin and Cosne - 31 or 61 kmYou cycle to St. Aubain via the Forêt Domaniale des Prieurés Gros-Bois. In this town you can choose a short route that goes directly to Ygrande. The long route goes via Buxières-les-Mines over a beautiful ridge to Cosne. In this town there is a market with specialties from the region on Tuesday morning. You continue the route to the small village of Vieure with a picturesque church square. Just outside Vieure is the Château de la Salle, which can be visited. Via Ygrande, with its 12th century church, you cycle back to Bourbon.
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Bourbon l'Archambault

St. Peter and Paul Church of the Benedictine Priory of Souvigny, Allier, France

Details Leistungen Bourbon l'Archambault

General informationDeparture dates: April 29th until October 15th
Arrival day: every day
  • Prices of additional services and extensions can be found at 'Prices & Dates'
  • GPS tracks and maps included
Additional information
  • Free parking in front of the hotel
  • Swimming pool
  • Bike rental not possible
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