This spectacular journey through the Cantalien volcano begins in Aveyron, on the banks of the Lot at Port d'Agrès. It will take two or three days to cross the vast Cantal volcano to reach the village of Blesle in the Haute-Loire, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. With gorges, volcanoes and high plateaux, this itinerary guarantees a rewarding journey through Cantal’s emblematic landscapes, passing through towns and villages steeped in traditional charm.

The GT2V route in Cantal

Not-to-be-missed stages along the route

You can keep pedalling, but sometimes you also need to stop and take the time to explore the world around you! Here is our selection of GT2V travelogues to make sure you don’t miss any of the highlights of this spectacular journey through the Cantalien volcano!

  • Col routier de Pas de Peyrol road mountain pass, at the foot of Puy Mary. Round trip on foot to the summit in 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Dienne, pretty little village at the bottom of the valley. Also worth a visit: the Romanesque church of Saint-Cirgues and the Drils mill (nearby)
  • Le Jolan and La Gazelle peat bogs, along the D9 road between the hamlet of La Gazelle and the village of Allanche. Site classified as Réserve Naturelle Régionale (Regional Nature Reserve); 1-hour and 30-minute stroll
  • Allanche, capital of the “Estive” summer pastures, its town, church, ramparts and the Espace Cézallier visitor site
  • Massiac, “Village étape” A75 stopover village, its market town and Sainte-Madeleine chapel
  • Blesle, village classified as the Most Beautiful Village in France (Plus Beau Village de France label)

GT2V - Monts du Cantal

The GT2V itinerary

The entire circuit

km : 165 km

Duration: 2 to 3 days

Departure / Arrival: Pont d’Agrès / Blesle

May to October

Pets accepted

Puy Mary

Le Puy Mary

Typical/indicative stages:

  1. Pont d’Agrès / Maurs : 16.90 km - 01 hour 06 minutes
  2. Maurs / Aurillac : 45.92 km - 03 hours 04 minutes
  3. Aurillac / Mandailles Saint-Julien : 25.91 km - 01 hour 44 minutes
  4. Mandailles Saint-Julien / Allanche : 43.32 km - 02 hours 53 minutes
  5. Allanche /- Blesle : 35.67 km - 02 hours 09 minutes

A bird’s eye view of the village of Allanche

Accueil Vélo (Cyclists welcome): all certified sites along the GT2V route