Lavoûte-sur-Loire is the start and the finish of the Via Fluvia trail and the meeting point of the wild River Loire, the volcanoes and the cycling route.
You can limber up on the hills overlooking the Loire or make a last effort before reaching Europe’s last wild river.
Across the Emblavez plain, one of the few plains on the cycling route, you can enjoy the wide-open scenery with great views over the Velay volcanoes. When you arrive at Lavoûte, don’t forget to take a selfie in front of the Loire’s first chateau, Lavoûte-Polignac, which is still owned by the heirs of a great royal family.
From Lavoûte-sur-Loire, you can easily pay a visit to Le Puy-en-Velay, a gem of French heritage in a green setting, either by train or along the departmental road through the Loire gorges. But keep an eye out for traffic.
- Distance: 7.5km
- Non-signposted trail
All year round.