17,60 km cycling route from Prades to Saint-Privat-d'Allier
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The Via Allier cycle route from Prades to Saint-Privat-d'Allier
At the start of this Via Allier stage, there’s a long climb along the D48 road. Once you’ve reached Vergues, you join the D301 road, still looking down on the river up to Saint-Privat-d'Allier, providing a mix of climbs and descents of varying length. The accumulated shift in altitude is significant.
- Saint-Privat-d'Allier: a perched village overlooking the Allier Gorges. It lies on the first stage of one of the great French pilgrimage trails to Santiago de Compostela (in northern Spain), the Via Podiensis. Look out for: the Romanesque church; the vestiges of the Château de Rochegude.
- Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route (or Chemin de Compostelle): the Via Podiensis is an historic pilgrimage route through France, linking the Auvergne’s religious city of Le Puy-en-Velay to Saint-Jean-Pied-de Port near the Pyrenean border with Spain and one of the best known and still most followed pilgrimage routes across France.
Monistrol-d'Allier : Ligne TER Clermont-Ferrand <> Langogne