Immerse yourself in the natural world and cultural history of the Cévennes.
You like cycling on a road bike. You even like going uphill. But you would also like to take in other perspectives than those you get from the saddle. You are curious about what lies on the left and the right of the roadside. You are interested in the life of the people who live in the region in which you are holidaying, and you know: in order to get more deeply into it, you also, sometimes, have got to get off your bike.
This road bike week is aimed at all those who can manage about 50 kilometres in the saddle of a road bike, and who want to take in the most varied impressions possible of the Cévennes. Vultures, free in the wild; spectacular limestone caves with stalactites and stalagmites; rivers that disappear underground; Europe’s largest bamboo garden; a secluded agricultural life whose origins are lost in the mists of time; the beginnings of silk production – wanting to get to know all this is what gives you extra motivation on the climbs. The pattern of the days in this week is as follows: A hearty breakfast, departure about 9 o’clock, an extended lunch-stop, at least one place of interest and, at the most, one bus transfer per day (either in the morning or in the afternoon). After a couple of lengths of the pool and a good evening meal, you can sit with a good glass of wine and let your gaze wander over the view to the mountains. If it gets a little cooler later on, go inside into the cosy warmth of the open fire.
Saturday, 19th September
Check-in from 16:00
19:30 group evening meal
Sunday, 20th September
Mas Gibert – Le Mazel – Peyregrosse – Le Jardin des Sambucs – Col de la Tribale – St. Martial – Notre-Dame-de-la-Rouvière – Mas Gibert
(42 km / 900 climb)
Monday, 21st September
Mas Gibert – Pont d’Hérault – Le Vigan – Avèze – Montardier – Blandas – Navacelles (47 km / 750 climb)
Tuesday, 22nd September
Bambouseraie d’Anduze – Saint-Jean-du-Gard – L’Estréchure – Bourgnolle – Les Plantiers – Col du Pas – Vallerauge (48 km / 1150 climb)
Wednesday, 23rd September
L’Espérou – Mont Aigoual – Camprieu – Villemagne – L’Abîme de Bramabiau – L’Espérou – Valleraugue – Mas Gibert (70 km / 1100 climb)
Thursday, 24th September
Col de Serreyrède – Cabrillac – Vebron – Florac – Quézac – La Malène – Le Rozier – La Maison des Vautours
(106 km / 1350 climb)
Friday, 25th September
Mas Gibert – Notre-Dame-de-la-Rouvière – Col de la Tribale – Sumène – Col du Lac – La-Cadière-et-Cambo – Saint-Bazille-de-Putois – La Grotte de Demoiselles (52 Km / 1000 climb)
Saturday, 26th September
Departure by 11:00.
Included in the price:
- Overnight stays in double room (separate beds and rooms possible)
- Breakfast and evening meal incl. drinks
- Midday meals: 3 restaurant visits, 3 picnic breaks
- Food for the rides (chocolate bar, dried fruit)
- Cleaning of jersey, trousers and cycling shorts
- Guides to accompany all Stages
- Entrance fees
- daily transport of shoes and changes of clothes
- Recovery service in the event of breakdowns
- Shortening or lengthening of rides as required
- Possibility of borrowing racing bikes (depending on availability)
we work together with cycle hires in Montpellier
- Transfer from/to Montpellier airport and railway station
Not included in the price:
- Additional stops in restaurants and cafés.