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Volcanoes of the Auvergne - Clermont-Ferrand

The Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d’Auvergne in the Massif Central truly has unique and distinctive landscapes, different than many well known other mountain landscapes. And this region is far less known amongst motorcycle riders. But we can assure you that you can do some pretty nice rides in this ares of France as well. You will get to enjoy views on those volcanoes, the winding roads through gorges and enjoyable stops in picturesque mountain villages 2 unique rides ready to use in your own roadtip. And of course we have tips on what to do and where to stay in the central point of this tour, the city of Clermont-Ferrand.

When you add 1 or more rides of this Volcanoes of the Auvergne tour to your account, you will get access to our information on Clermont-Ferrand in your account. The e-book holds a list of recommended accommodation – all with suitable parking for your bike - and in the video (which we will add as soon as that is ready) we show you our favourite ones so you can quickly chose your accommodation and thé things to do in Clermont-Ferrand. If you want to support us to keep supporting you, we do ask you to book the accommodation via the links that we provide as an affiliate of Booking.com here and in the e-book.

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Volcanoes of the Auvergne ride 1

  • Chateau de Murol
  • Puy de Sancy
  • Mont-Dore
  • Puy de Dome
Distance: 200 km (125 miles)
Start with ride 1

Ride 1 of the Volcanoes of the Auvergne tour is going South of Clermont-Ferrand, diving into the Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d’Auvergne. And the ride will pas an impressive fortress, the Puy de Montchal and circling aroung the massive Puy de Sancy. The stops are in picturesque mountain towns and the ride will ending at the foot of one of the most famous volcanoes in this area: the Puye de Dome. So 200 km / 125 miles to fully enjoy this part of the Massif Central!

Volcanoes of the Auvergne ride 2

  • Gorges de la Sioule
  • Gorge de Chouvigny
  • Viaduc des Fades
Distance: 180 km (110 miles)
Start with ride 2

Ride 2 of the Volcanoes of the Auvergne tour is not in the Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d’Auvergne, as this ride goes North of Clermont-Ferrand. But that doesn’t mean the ride doesn't bring you some nice riding. Especially following the river Sioule through the Gorges de la Sioule, such as the Gorge de Chouvigny, offers some nice curvy roads. And of course we added a good coffee- ánd lunchstop and you will even get a view on the highest railway viaduct in France. 180 kilometres / 110 miles of fun in the Auvergne!

FREE rides

You can choose to do 1, 2 or (if available) 3 rides of a tour. You can add all rides to your account for FREE.

Quazy Rides roadtrip contents

GPX file

GPX/ITN files (a route, total track and tracks per part for GARMIN, TomTOM and BoomBox) of all the rides and connecting routes.


Informative videos of the central points and highlighted accommodation of our tours and of the rides.


E-books of the tours, including recommended accommodation, and the rides.


Several checklists to prepare your motorcycle holiday.

”How to” video

Different “How to” videos to help you on your way.