Bénévent-l'Abbaye / Châtelus-le-Marcheix Saint-Jacques à vélo - Via Vézelay

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17,23 Km
1 h 08 min
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17,23 km cycling route from Bénévent-l'Abbaye to Châtelus-le-Marcheix

Heading out from the historic little town of Bénévent l’Abbaye, designated a Petite Cité de Caractère® for its attractions, ride on to the pretty village of Châtelus-le-Marcheix, set in a meander in the Thaurion Gorges. As you’re nearing the last stages of your cycling adventure to Limoges, you tackle the last western foothills of the Massif Central, riding on quiet roads, going along wooded slopes, the experience a sheer delight for cyclists.

Elevation of the stage

307 m 207 m

Waytypes of the stage

By road: 17,23 km

Surface of the stage

Inconnu: 17,23 km

Cycle route from Bénévent-l'Abbaye to Châtelus-le-Marcheix

There’s no way you can get lost, as you just need to follow the D5 road all the way from Bénévent l’Abbaye to Châtelus-le-Marcheix.


Once at Châtelus-le-Marcheix, the Saint-Jacques à Vélo - Via Vézelay cycle route leads you southeastwards towards Saint-Léonard de Noblat and Limoges, while the Tour de Creuse à Vélo cycle route heads southwestwards in the direction of Bourganeuf.
For further information on Tour de Creuse à vélo.

Tourist information

SNCF train services

  • Under 5km from Bénévent-l'Abbaye, the train station at Marsac has direct train services to Limoges Bénédictins, Guéret and Montluçon.

Don't miss

  • Bénévent l’Abbaye: the Scenovision, a vibrant visual show set across six rooms, using cinema and theatre techniques, stirring the emotions and teaching you a good deal about life along the Creuse Valley
  • Ceyroux: Galerie Resche, nature ubiquitous in the artist’s works, with their bright yet relaxing colours and images of shaded waterways, wooded paths and sunsets over rustic fields… but as this art gallery lies a little way off the cycle route, best telephone in advance if you want to visit it
  • Châtelus-le-Marcheix: barrage de l’Étroit, with a 25-hectare lake beside it dedicated to leisure activities in summer. 

Accommodation on the stage

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