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.

 

THE Climbs

  • 7.2 km, 5.5%

  • 8.6 km, 2.9%

  • 4.2 km, 5.1%

Distance/Ascent

  • Distance: 87 km

  • Ascent: 1390 m

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The views

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.

Limestone plateau

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.

Accommodation suggestion

  • 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.


GALLERY Bike Tour 7

Gallery Hike 1

Gallery Hike 2