France is a country crazy for cycling, as all know. The Creuse is no exception and you will always find cyclists out peddling the country roads. The roads around Chez Jallot, its neighbouring communities and further afield are quiet and offer the cyclist a great ride.
There are routes for everyone; the family who want a pleasurable ride together, the cyclist who simply wants a good day in the saddle to the semi-professional who wants to get the kilometres under his belt. There are numerous “official” routes you can follow or if you can just start cycling and see where the roads take you.
There are even a few challenges; for example, why not try your hand at the 24km road circuit around Lake Vassiviere, just south of Chez Jallot, which was used as part of the time-trial routes in three Tour de France (1985, 1990 & 1995) and which was also a popular training circuit for the famous French cyclist, Raymond Poulidor. The hill just at the back of Chez Jallot is an official Strava challenge and already a few of our guests have attempted it! If It is something less tiring that you are looking for, you can always hire electric bikes for and easier cycle around the Lac de Vassiviere, which is an exceptionally pleasant ride as well.
At Chez Jallot, we have secure storage for your bike and should you want to maintain your bike whilst you are staying here, we also have a fully-equipped bike workshop that you are free to use. We can also point you in the direction of several well-stocked and helpful bike shops in the area should you need anything.
If you do not wish for the hassle of bringing your own bikes, we are more than happy to help you arrange bike rentals during your stay.
Check out the Chez Jallot bike route database for details on some of the routes found in the area. Route cards and GPX files are also available for download from the database.