Tackling the Cantal Volcano by bike
Once you’ve crossed through the county of Cantal’s capital, the route rises progressively up to Mandailles (going from 630m to 940m in altitude), with a cycle lane up to Velzic. This shared route is relatively busy with traffic, both cars and motorbikes, using it to reach Peyrol Pass via the RD17 road. This stage is very popular with local cyclists.
SNCF train station
- Aurillac train station: Regional TER line: Clermont-Ferrand, Brive, Figeac
- Saint Simon: Le Sully (a remarkable old tree); the Romanesque church with frescoes relating the legend of Gerbert; the Château d’Oyez.
- Saint-Cirgues de Jordanne: the Jordanne Gorges, with a discovery trail lasting c.2hrs.
- Mandailles - Saint-Julien: views over the tops of the Cantal Volcano; a well-set-up rural holiday retreat.