Practical information


The Ardéchoise Autrement organizes bicycle tours.

It takes care of the organization of the accommodation, the half-board, the light meals at midday, the transport of the luggage, the reception, the definition of the routes, as well as one or several animations and tourist visits in the afternoon.

The cycling course is done in autonomy, without mechanical and medical assistance. A coordinator is at your disposal. The cyclist should therefore be equipped with a minimum repair kit, and if possible a GPS, as the description of the main routes and their variants is available on Openrunner.

The organization provides a road map and a roadmap in paper format, as well as a card with the contact information of the emergency services, cabs, bicycle shops and other useful professionals related to the chosen stays.

The Ardéchoise Autrement is open to all cyclists of legal age at the beginning of the trip.

Electrically assisted bicycles are welcome.


From the organizer: In case the minimum size (8 participants) is not reached, you will be offered another stay or the reimbursement of the expenses incurred. The current context may also lead us to cancel a stay, the options mentioned above will also be offered.

On behalf of the participant:

1. you had subscribed to the cancellation option, contact us directly we will send you an insurance file with the required documents. See the “Conditions of cancellation insurance”. The option subscribed is: cancellation only with pandemic/epidemic extension. Refer to sections: 2-1, 2-2 and 2-4.

2. You did not subscribe to the cancellation option, the “General Terms and Conditions of Sale” apply.


A minimum of physical preparation, adequate equipment for the vagaries of the weather, respect for the rules (helmet, highway code), and good citizenship (respect for the environment, the rules, the routes) are the guarantees of a successful stay.

Unsportsmanlike behavior, disregard for the environment, the rules of the road, the regulations (especially the absence of helmets), the recommended routes or safety in general are not accepted.

Accommodation and meals

All meals are included in our stays. In the evening in your accommodation or in a nearby restaurant, a moment of collective sharing. For lunch, light meals are reserved for you in a restaurant on the route or on your return to the accommodation.


They include:

Half-board: evening meal, overnight stay, breakfast + a light meal (at noon), transportation of luggage (for semi-permanent stays), management, organization, marketing, communication, travel, reception, etc…, the presence of a coordinator of the Ardéchoise during the stay, activities: visit of farms / producers, visit of natural or heritage sites.

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Options offered at the time of booking: single room, cancellation insurance, drinks during meals, mechanical repairs, hotel reservation the day before and/or the day after the nights planned for the stay.

Extend your stay

If you wish to stay longer in the area, here is the list of the tourist offices concerned:

Saint Félicien area: Ardèche Hermitage Tourist Office

Privas sector: Ardèche Buissonnière Tourist Office

Tence sector: Haut-Lignon Tourist Office


For each day you will have the choice of a main route with one or two variations (one shorter and one longer). You will be able to adapt your course to your level, your desire of the day or the weather…

The cycling course is done independently.

L’Ardéchoise Autrement will provide all participants with a paper route map, a description of the day’s routes, as well as the contact details of emergency services, cabs, bicycle shops and other useful professionals related to the chosen trips.

Number of participants

The minimum size for the realization of the stay is 8 persons.
The maximum size is 15 to 16 people.

If the minimum size is not reached, you will be offered another stay or a refund of the expenses incurred.


A coordinator will be present during your stay for a daily briefing, to carry your luggage for the semi-itinerant stays, to manage the hazards which could occur, to make you discover the territory and sometimes even to ride with the group.