Mountain bike enthusiast or beginner in the discipline, are you looking for a mountain bike circuit in Auvergne and more precisely in Puy-de-Dôme? We have selected a number of routes for you. All are maintained regularly and materialized. You can leave with peace of mind thanks to bike activity providers present on the various mountain bike circuits of the Volcans d'Auvergne.

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Fourroux – MTB

The path of the rocks – mountain biking

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Mountain bike circuit N°41 – La Stele

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The Saint-Julien round – mountain biking

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La Chaleille – mountain biking

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La Poucinière – mountain biking

The Bois de Bajouve – mountain biking

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Where to practice mountain biking in the surroundings and in the Puy de Sancy?

Finding a mountain bike ride in Auvergne or a mountain bike circuit near the Puy de Sancy, as everywhere else, is not always a simple task and can discourage more than one. That's why we've listed some of them. You can choose your mountain bike circuit in the Sancy according to their location, their distance, their duration and also their elevation. Essential criteria for choosing a course adapted to your level.

Why try a mountain bike ride in the Puy-de-Dôme?

Mountain biking is a complete sport, which allows you to work on muscle strengthening, cardio, to control your breathing, your concentration. This sport taking place in nature also allows athletes to discover the region from another angle. Certain mountain bike circuits in Puy-de-Dôme, in Auvergne, as well as the bicycle tourism on bike road, offer magnificent views of the volcanoes, accessible only by this means.

With Mhikes, let yourself be guided!

Mhikes is a free app. GPS navigation is reliable even outside network coverage since once downloaded, the routes are available offline.

In addition, Mhikes provides you with content on the environment (nature, heritage).

  • Download the application from the App Store (Iphone) or Google Play (Android) on your smartphone
  • Create your account (with your email or with Facebook)
  • Choose your course on the map and download it (before going to the course)
  • Let yourself be guided to the start of the hike, then throughout your journey

To date, nearly 50 routes (out of the 27 municipalities of the Auvergne VolcanSancy territory) are referenced on the Mhikes application:

  • hikes lasting from 30 minutes to 5 hours
  • mountain bike routes
  • cycle route

Other courses are added regularly.

Advice and security

  • Take the marked paths in the right direction of traffic for your own safety and respect for private property
  • Do not take shortcuts, they dig and deteriorate the paths
  • Respect the fauna and flora and keep your rubbish
  • Wear protective helmet, goggles and gloves
  • Remain careful and courteous when overtaking or crossing with hikers (equip your mountain bike with a buzzer to signal to pedestrians)
  • Check the condition of your equipment, plan your supply (water, food) and provide a repair kit
  • Mastering your speed, not overestimating yourself and adapting your behavior to the conditions on the ground
  • Avoid going alone. Otherwise, inform a relative of the route taken.

The GTMC on a mountain bike or VTAE

Since 2018, the Grande Traversée du Massif Central (GTMC) covers 1400 km between the Morvan massif and the Mediterranean. Marked and labeled by the French cycling federation, this version crosses the department of Puy-de-Dôme over 200 km. Stage 14 crosses the Auvergne VolcanSancy destination for around forty kilometres.

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