The legendary Way of St James, leaving from Le Puy-en-Velay, is not reserved for hikers. The GR65 trail sometimes calls for 2 wheels, handlebars and a steady pair of feet on the pedals!

Buy your cycling and mountain-biking topographical guides

All the magic of cycling on the
Way of St James

From Le Puy-en-Velay, you can follow this historic trail along the Roman road, the “Via Podiensis”, which has been taken for centuries by pilgrims and hikers. Yes, you can do the Way of St James by bike! Everyone can choose their own style and their own stages.

With a combination of tarmac and pathways, cycling pilgrim can follow the Way of St James closely without missing out on any of the cultural or religious sites. Cycling on the route means sharing the space with the large numbers of hikers who set off on Europe’s number one trail.

Cycling on the Way of St James

Le Puy-en-Velay is the European capital on the Way of St James and is the starting point for Vals-Près-le-Puy, Saint-Christophe sur Dolaizon, Saint-Privat d’Allier and Monistrol d’Allier.

You won’t miss a thing! Then comes Saugues and the arrival in the Gévaudan region, where you leave the land of Velay behind. Experienced mountain-bikers who are undeterred by difficulties can follow the hiking trail all the way, if the cycling trail seems too easy…