Visitors can rent rail bikes to explore the old railway line that was used to transport coal from the Bosmoreau mines to the rail-head at Bourganeuf.  This is a 10 km round-trip between Bosmoreau and Bourganeuf requiring a little more energy than one might exert for a museum visit but is still a lot of fun for all the family!

  Google map and directions

  Velo-rail Website

Opening Times:

  • April to May - Departures at 2 pm and 4 pm
  • June to August - Departures from 10:30am to 2pm and 4pm to 5:30pm
  • September - Departures at 2 pm and 4 pm
  • October - Departure at 2:30pm

Please ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before the departure, because all the "rail-bikes" must start together from the railway station.

Other Information:
A rail-bike can carry a maximum of 4 to 5 people. Dogs are allowed if there are kept on a leash. The babies must be installed in their safety seating.

Refreshments are on sale at the departure station. There are also toilets, and these are equipped with baby-changing facilities. 

Normal rate - €25 per bike
There is a special rate for all morning departures of €20 per a bike.

Please note that credit card are NOT accepted as payment.