This is the “black” mountain-bike trail in the region, between the Loire gorges and slopes, but with plenty to enjoy. This trail is classified as black and is technically and physically very tough.
A quite difficult trail both technically and physically that starts with a very tricky climb just before Vertaure, with sections where you might need to get off the bike and walk (you can also take the road running alongside the path).
Crossing the plateau is easier, and you then come to a tricky descent towards Chamalières-sur-Loire. From the other side of the river, the climb to the Suc de Bartou is technically quite easy.
After arriving at Donaze, there is another descent that becomes quite challenging near Changeac. The way back takes you across the River Loire a second time.
- Distance: 28km
- Signposted trail
Map and GPX file
All year round.