West Creuse cycle route

West Creuse cycle route

Véloroute Ouest, on the road to Santiago de Compostela!

To travel from Crozant to Saint Martin Sainte Catherine, passing through Saint Germain Beaupré, Saint Agnant de Versillat, La Souterraine, Saint Priest la Feuille, Le Grand-Bourg, Bénévent-l’Abbaye and Châtelus le Marcheix.
This is the “V90” (a circuit registered in the national scheme of véloroutes and voies vertes).

Western Bike Route


83 km (1515 m D+)

Starting point: Crozant
Branding: Véloroute

3 stages:

Crozant > La Souterraine : 25 km
La Souterraine > Bénévent-l’Abbaye: 26 km
Bénévent-l’Abbaye > to Haute-Vienne: 32 km

Download the .gpx of the route: velorouteouestcreuse.gpx

Altimeter profile of the West Bicycle Route:

West Bicycle Route Profile

The Creuse bike tour:

Crozant > Chatelus le Marcheix: 68km

The links:

“Haute-Vienne” link: 16km (260D+): LiaisonHauteVienne.gpx

Western Bike Route


Itinerary description

This 83 km cycle route takes you on the mythical roads of Saint Jacques de Compostelle between Crozant and Saint Martin Sainte Catherine.

From valley to valley, stop in the villages of character and, like a pilgrim discover the small chapels that line the route. The cycle route starts in the “Monts et Vallées Ouest Creuse” by Crozant, revealing the ruins of a medieval fortress at the confluence of the Creuse and the Sédelle, then passing through St Germain Beaupré it goes on to La Souterraine, a medieval town where the St Jacques shells mark out your route towards the Porte St Jean and the Church Notre Dame. The rest of the route follows the Gartempe Valley and leads you to the Grand Bourg and then to Bénévent-l’Abbaye where you can admire the Abbey built in the 12th century. Finally the route rushes into the Thaurion Valley and crosses authentic small towns rich in vernacular heritage.


Laure tells about her adventure on the Creuse loop by bike:

“If you love nature, if you want to escape the noise of the city, disconnect completely, I think this is the region for you!”

Read the testimonial on site: www.francevelotourisme.com

Laure from Paris area - July 22, 2019


The must-have document for your cycling vacations in Creuse!!
Flick through and download the brochure!
You’ll find the 2 major West and East cycle routes, the two North and South links, as well as the local cycling loops.

Discover the maps of the routes with their mileages, descriptions of the places crossed, altimetric profiles, and practical information (bike rentals, repairs…).