Bike Tour 7 :
The Cévennes II
Live the full Cévennes experience and dive into the heart of the National Park. The Cévennes and its Causses, classified as a Human World Heritage site by UNESCO, represent one of the last places where summer transhumance is still practiced in the traditional way using the drailles.
7.2 km, 5.5%
8.6 km, 2.9%
4.2 km, 5.1%
Distance: 87 km
Ascent: 1390 m
This tour will offer you -almost all the way- great views on the surrounding mountains (including the emblematic Cévennes summits of the Mt Aigoual 1567 m and the Mt Lozere 1699 m), plateaus, and valleys.
Ride through one of the most photogenic places of the Cévennes: a vast limestone plateau at an altitude of 1000 m filled with beautiful rock formations, plains, menhirs, and views on the surrounding Cévennes summits.
WHY CHOOSE THIS TOUR?
A long tour, with quiet a lot of climbing.
Climbs are relatively smooth and rolling.
Enjoy the full panel of the Cévennes experience:
Remote medieval villages. Life is tough here, especially in winter.
Rolling climbs and nice descents with great surface, alternating with small roads with bad surface leading you through some kind of lost remote valleys.
Small medieval stone bridges.
Beautiful rock formations.
Admire the menhirs, approximately 2000 to 3000 years old, just next to the road.
Including two hikes exploring in more detail this special place:
Hike 1: A 3 km (90 m ascent) emblematic hike above a medieval village offering you massive views on the south part of the Cévennes mountains.
Hike 2: A 9 km (140 m ascent) hike exploring the beautiful limestone plateau.
Hôtel Les Bellugues, 30270 Saint-Jean-du-Gard
Located in a 19th century former silk factory.
Nice swimming pool.
You can eat in the restaurant if you want.