La Loge des Gardes, a family ski resort in the winter and a leisure park dedicated to board sports in the summer, is the highest point of the Bourbonnais Mountains, a wooded territory offering an immense playground for mountain bikers. With 20 routes totalling 520 km, since 2022, it has been part of the “Destination Grand Air” (great outdoors destination), the largest French Federation of Cycling certified mountain biking zone in France. La Loge des Gardes is located in the municipality of Laprugne and is part of the Vichy Communauté conurbation. Since 24th July 2021, the town of Vichy has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, testifying to the exceptional character of the balneal heritage of Vichy, the queen of spa towns. Vichy boasts the “Terre de Jeux 2024” Olympic certification and will be providing the sports facilities of Vichy Communauté and CREPS Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Vichy to the French teams, as well as to other countries who have chosen the town as a base to prepare for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 42 disciplines.