This is not an overly tough but very long ride, so only for the fit.  Perfect for flat and mountain terrain training through unique scenery and history. The ride takes you to Sylvanes, the ancient monastery where classic and ancient music displays are presented throughout the summer, through the rougier region, characterised by the strange and beautiful red purple colouring of its mountain sides.  The long stretches of quiet and relatively gentle mountain roads also take you past the lovely village of Montlaur and the nearby Chateau Montaigut, one of a group of 23 castles in the Aveyron that makes up the  Route des Seigneurs du Rouergue

 

     

Monastery at Sylvanes                                                      Rougier mountain countryside                                Montlaur

 

ROUTE SUMMARY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kms

 

121.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terrain and Difficulty

Mountain(7.5/10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low Point

258

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Point

593

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refreshment Stops*

St Sernin, Camares, Sylvanes, Montlaur, Martrin, Coupiac

 

 

 

Tourist Interest

Abbaye de Sylvanes, Rougier de Camares, Chateau Montaigut de Gissac, Chateau de Coupiac

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

 

 

 

 

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