This ride offers a lovely combination of long Tarn river stretches and relatively challenging steep mountain sections. Perfect training route for the serious rider and too tough for the not-so-fit. Chateau de St Izaire at St Izaire is another one of the group of 23 castles in the Aveyron that make up the Route des Seigneurs du Rouergue and the St Affrique fresh produce market offers a great atmosphere every Saturday morning. It is advisable to turn around on the D999 and return before the final stretch into St Affrique town centre to avoid traffic. That is if you are not interested in stocking up on fresh Brebie cheeses and other delicacies for the return ride!

 

    

Mountain view of St Izaire and its Chateau             St Izaire                                                              St Affrique

 

 

ROUTE SUMMARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kms

 

101.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terrain and Difficulty

Tarn River flat, Mountain (8/10)

 

 

 

 

 

Low Point

258

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Point

643

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refreshment Stops*

Brousse-Le-Chateau, St Izaire, St Affrique, Montclar, Coupiac

 

 

Tourist Interest

Brousse, Chateau de St Izaire, bridge and megaliths of St Affrique,  Chateau de Coupiac

   

* These include a mix of cafes and restaurants with basic to gourmet menus.

     

 

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