Bike Tour 5 :

A Taste of Everything

For those who want to taste a bit of everything: beautiful plains, remote Cévennes mountains, and idyllic river valleys.

 

THE Climbs

  • 8.9 km (4%)

  • 7.9 km (5%)

  • 2.8 km (5.5%)

Distance/Ascent

  • Distance: 91 km

  • Ascent: 1440

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The Cévennes

The Cévennes mountains and its National Park will offer you silence, roughness, and time for deep introspection. Back to the basics !

the Hérault river

Looking for some refreshment at the end of the tour? A swim in the Hérault river, originating in the heart of the Aigoual massif, will do miracles.

 
 

WHY CHOOSE THIS TOUR?

  • A quiet long and hard tour, visiting an amazing variety of landscapes and riding through medieval villages telling you the history of the region.

  • The silence and the remoteness of the Cévennes mountains.

  • The superb views: During the first climb, you will have some great views on the Séranne, Pic St-Loup, and Pic d’Anjeau mountains. On top of the first and at the end of the second climb, you will have spectacular views on the Cévennes massifs of Aigoual and Lingas at the east.

  • A minuscule medieval village will wait for you on the top of the second climb. Take a drink on the terrace of a bar (open from June to November) located at the foot of an old medieval tower, offering great views on the west part of the Cévennes.

  • You’re riding next to a vast limestone plateau (also a huge climbing site), south of the Cévennes, harboring amazing caves you can visit.

  • When riding the last part of the bike tour, you can take a swim in the Hérault river at the same fantastic spot included in Bike Tour 2 and 3, or you can take a dip in the Hérault at another great location just near the start/finish of the tour.

  • Including two very nice hikes:

    • Hike 1: A 3 km return trip (1.5 km x 2, 170 m ascent) to an amazing complex of ruins of a 13th century medieval castle with great views.

    • Hike 1: A 3 km return trip (1.5 km x 2, 90 m ascent) to a 725 m summit overseeing the entire region with a smashing 360° view.

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GALLERY Bike Tour 5

Gallery Hike 1

Gallery Hike 2