Waytypes of the stage
Dolce Via from Le Cheylard to Saint-Agrève
The cycle route, signposted ‘Dolce Via’, alternates between stretches of greenway on compacted sand and on tarmacked surfaces. The gradient isn’t too bad, going up to 3%. The guard rails are once again to be appreciated, preventing any risk of falling all along the stage.
Link to the Via Fluvia via the Velay Express Train
From Saint-Agrève Station, it is possible to board a steam train to reach the Via Fluvia cycle route at Raucoules. The Velay Express tourist train is equipped to take bicycles. You must reserve spaces in advance both for you and your bike.
- Saint-Martin de Valamas: L'Atelier du Bijou (renowned in central Ardèche for its jewellery making) and its museum; the vestiges of the Château de Rochebonne, perched on a volcanic promontory dominating the Eyrieux Valle
- Saint-Agrève: panoramic views from Mont Chiniac across the Monts d'Ardèche Range (including the iconic Mont Gerbier de Jonc and Mont Mézenc) and the Cévennes; the Velay Express tourist train.