Return section of the Ridelimousin etangs de la Brenne Tour. Our routes are split into outbound and return legs and start and finish at Ridelimousin, more information on these routes available at http://www.ridelimousin.com
A full day ride in the mountains north of Grenoble including the Col de Porte, Col de Pres, Col de Semnoz, Col des Milles Martyrs, so many mountain passes and corners you'll be dizzy by the end. Great scenery, mostly good surfaces although some of the roads are not full width still a great ride.
4 days ride from Geneva to the Drome provençale.
Only back roads.
A good taste of Provence !
From Geneva, go to the famous Viaduc de Millau, the worlds longest and highest bridge in the world.
To get there, you will go accross the Cévennes, the Ardèche, and back to Geneva across the Vercors.
A great bike tour deep into some of the most beautiful French regions.
5 day route to the French Riviera, riding the Route Napoleon and the route des Grandes Alpes !
Lots of great curves and spectacular scenic roads !
Distance: 230 miles 366 Kms
Regions: North Dordogne, Haute Vienne, Correze.
Attractions: Chateau de Puymartin, Château de Puyguilhem, Château de Jumilhac, Château de Hautefort, Château de Bourdeilles, Château Châlus Maulmont , Arnac Pompadour National Stud and Chateau, Segur le Chateau, Le Tour Masseret, Château de Coussac-Bonneval.
Coffee Stops: Ussel, Vigeois, Arnac Pompadour, Peirqueux, Chalus, Masseret,
Description: There are some narrow roads with dodgy road surfaces on this route so beware... The Dordogne region has many of the finest castles in France, often in spectacular locations, and frequently surrounded by carefully manicured gardens with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Many of the castles date from the turbulent times in the 12th-14th centuries and the wars between England and France (see Hundred Years War). Also where Richard the Lion Heart spent most of his days.
Great route south from Geneva, taking in many of the most famous alpine passes.
We staid in Arromaches for the weekend and this was a whole days ride around 7hrs and 433 KM. we were on a mixture of bikes from sports bikes, cruisers and large scooters. Everyone enjoyed the big open sweeping bends to tight hairpins.
This could be my new favorite area....
A superb days' riding with a variety of styles. Some good straights for a quick blast followed by some challenging forest roads with many corners and bends. A few of the bends are tight and blind. A good ride for an experienced rider. We stopped in Chatillon sur Seine for morning coffee and Dijon for lunch. After touring the centre we managed to find the old market square with some restaurants and cafes.
3800km Europe trip. Only last 400km are highway. France ans Switserland are mostly alp routes.
Incl 200 waypoints (hotels and mountainroute names)
Belgium, France, Switserland, Italy, Austria, Germany
Mooie en vlotte route.
Vertrek en aankomst te Meyrueis
Mooie en vlotte route
Etape N°1 en direction de Garmish.
Only 300km but a full day ride. Mix of fast open roads, mountain passes (col du Galibier, col du Grand Cucheron) plus a long hilly run between Albertville and Grenoble avioding the main road).
A 300km full day's ride NE of Grenoble, lots of mountain passes, fantastic for both those who want to spend the day razzing round corners and also for those who want to take their time and admire the stunning scenery. This one includes the Col de la Croix de Fer, Col de la Madeleine, Col du Frene, Col des Pres, Col du Granier, col de Cucheron and Col de Porte.
A fairly nice road, which gets much better towards the end with a 20 - 30 mile section of superb continuous bends of certain radius.
This great route takes you through the northern part of the Ardeche. From the town Saint-Laurent-Du-Pape it runs north to Lamastre and St-Félicien. Near Lalouvesc has been a big forestfire a few years ago. The route continues southeast. Slightly north of St-Agrève is the location of the source of the rivier Eyrieux. It is not possible to follow the first few kilometres of this river, but after the town Intres the road sticks to the river. The route follows this river all the way down to the starting point of this route. The river runs only a few kilomtres further and ends in the Rhone near the town Beauchastel.
About 230kms of Alsation landmarks and points and passes of interest including Les Vosges and Ballon DAlsace.
About 250km loop starting and ending in Montpelier, Taking in Gorges de lHerault and the caves at Demoiselles.
This is a loop of about 215kms around Brittainy. A great introduction to Biking in this area and can be conveniently started in Roscoff if youre getting off the boat
The route begins in the Medieval town Alba-la-Romaine.
It runs southwards to the famous bridge Pont d'Arc.
The D290 the follows the spectaculair Gorges de l'Ardeche.
The curves in this road even have names! The route then
goes north across the Plateau de Gras over nice small
roads to Saint-Montan (another Medieval town). The last
section runs along the river the Rhone and ends at chateau
The route is not very long to give you time to visit the towns and/or avens (e.g. Aven Marzal and Grotte de la Madeleine). There is also a nice beach where you can swim at Pont d'Arc.
The route starts and ends at Domaine de l'Amiral zonnig.com Which is a great chambre d'hote (bed & breakfast) and camping.
A beautiful mix of twisty sections and mile long straights, through pleasant scenery. And it was so rural I never saw a sign for a supermarket or even a petrol station, so fill up before you start.
Gestart van uit La Place Carlo Guzzi, een B&B hotel voor motoren (plaats genoeg voor auto-aanhangwagen) bij fantastische mensen die je een groot huisgevoel geven en een passie voor motoren. Motor overnacht in de garage, en heeft zelf herstel materiaal (basic) De rit werd voorgesteld door de eigenaar die de streek heel goed kent. Ze neemt je langs bijna alle mogelijke type wegen. Van verlaten (oude) bergpassen (oude maar nog steeds goeie asfalt) naar de meer gebruikte wegen. Open uitzicht op de bergen en valleien. Een deel hiervan behoort tot het traject van de Toer de France 2017. Er zijn een aantal plaatsen waar je kan stoppen voor een eventueel hapje en drankje en genieten van de volle macht van de bergen.
Starting from the Savoy Hotel onwards to Italy. Not through the tunnel but over the pass. Lac Mont Cenis is worth taking a detour. Because of the altitude, be aware of mist.
Done the route many times and never bores me.
Have fun, M0M0
Outbound section of the Ridelimousin etangs de la Brenne Tour. Our routes are split into outbound and return legs and start and finish at Ridelimousin, more information on these routes available at www.ridelimousin.com
This route gives you a good idea of what the Morvan is.
Ive added two interesting places to visit on this route.
If you like some more kilometers on the counter, you can take a detour at the end of the road to continue into the direction of Lac de Panneciere. Youll enjoy the views there as well...
Une magnifique route de montagne avec le col de la Bonette en prime ! 2715 mètres daltitude!
This road takes you down the Tarn gorge going East from Millau, with its spectacular scenery and pretty twisty road along the gorge, and then cuts up a steep / difficult climb on a minor road (but with lots of hairpins) to Revens. From Revens it takes you into the Parc National de Cévennés along the D986 through more outrageously pretty scenery along well surfaced curves. Between Lesperou and Peyrolles the road is as good a fast mountain road as Ive come across, with tremendous curves, good road surface, not much traffic, and all the while pretty cool scenery. Remember to take the left turn at Valleraugue to get the good bits. Road numbering after Valleraugue is pretty random, but eventually at Saumane you pick up the D907 and find the curves near Peyrolles. Soon after Peyrolles the route goes left onto the D50 for the run into Alès, which while less dramatic than earlier remains a great curvey road to follow. Takes between 2 and 3 hours, and strongly recommend doing it in Summer.
A 300km day ride douth of Grenoble packed with mountain passes, corners and hairpins. INcludes the Col de la Morte, col du Festre, Col de Grimone, Col de Rousset (stunning), Gorge de la Bourne. Great for both a corner shredding blast or a steady look at the stunning scenery.
Whilst touring France we stumbled upon this route between Nimes and Millau - beginning of ride is average but gradually builds in scenery and road quality as you follow the river up the mountain to the top of a plateau with amazing views. Then you follow the A75 toll road on nice open twisties to a spectacular view of the Millau valley and the viaduct.
The route start in Caen and is a trip along the D-Day beaches taking in a few stops along the may from Caen to Ouisterham to Omaha Beach.
Disatnce: 156 Miles. 251 Kms
Towns: Treignac, Lacelle, Eymoutires, Peyrat-Le-Chateaux, St-Leonard-de-Noblat, Ambazac, Oredour-sur-Glane, Limoges, Le Chatenet, Chateauneuf-la-Foret
Regions: Limousin (Haute Vienne, Correze)
Roads: D132E3, D940, D5, D13, D19, D711, D9, D1141 (N141), D2000, A20 (not Toll) , D979, D160,
Attractions: Resistance Museum, Oredour-sur-Glane (Martyred Village WWII)
Coffee Stops: Peyrat-Le-Chateaux The Bellerive friendly English owned where you can get a real cuppa tea. Oradour-sur-Glane town centre a good place for a lunch stop, Eymoutiers on the way back.
Description: The D940 to Peyrat-le-Chateaux is absolutely awesome by the time you get to Eymoutiers you will be in rythm with the bends but once you start to climb out of Eymoutiers you will be grining from ear to ear and wanting to go back again once you have had a cup of rosey lea in Peyrat-le-Chateaux. If you were not sure of left or right hand bends you can be asured that they will be coming together after the ride thus far. The road narrows slightly from here to the A20 but still interesting as far as twistie goes, though some might be out of sync. The road once crossing the A20 to Oradour is through a plethra of small typically French towns, but once you get to Oradour you realise the horrors which had befallen the area during June 1945. The route back is down a duel carriageway to the A20 for a couple of junctions before heading once more down a cracking fast bike road to Eymoutiers before once again picking up the D940s smooth bends back to Treignac.
This adventurous route follows small, narrow
roads and takes you to a few special villages,
like Sceautres, Alba-la-Romaine, Mirabel and Beauchastel.
The route runs through the eastern part of the Ardeche.
The southern part runs through the area Plateau du Coiron,
hence the name.
More info on www.motorrijden.fr
Haut Doubs et Territoire de Belfort
Distance: 205 Miles, 328 Kms
Towns: Treignac, Egletons, Bugat, Maymac, Saint Angel, Bort-Les-Orgues, Aurillac, Argentat, Tulle.
Regions: Correze (Limousin), Cantal (Auvergne).
Roads: D16, D1089 (N89) D979, D922, D680, D17, D1120 (N120), D940.
Attractions: Barrage de Bort-Les-Orgues, Chateaux-de-Val, Col de Neronne, Puy Mary Volcano Argentat.
Coffee Stops: La Belvedere overlooking the Barrage at Bort-Les-Orgues, Chateaux De Val overlooking the Castle and the River Dordogne, Col de Naronne is a good place to stop for a light lunch or carry on up the Volcano to Puy Mary Peak but here you will find is crowded, Argentat down on the cobbles of the Dordogne river front you can enjoy some fine Ice creams and milk shakes in an idilic setting.
Description: This route is perfect for all types of bikes and riders. It has a mixture of technical and easy going sweeping roads with excellent visibility with a mixture of small towns with some big towns interspersed for fuel and coffee stops. Traffic is scarce for the 1st half of the route until you head up to Puy Mary when you can expect to meet tourists. On the way down from Puy Mary to Aurillac you will encounter a few cyclists enjoying the down hill section. From Aurillac to Tulle you will meet a truck or 2 through this sensational twisty run down into Tulle. Once out of Tulle and on the D940 you will once again enjoy a relatively congestion free road.
Schöne Runde durch die Pyrenäen ausgehend von der Villa Du Parc in Prades wo man als Biker ausgezeichnet Nächtigtund empfangen wird! Die Tour geht über schmale Straßen und durch die sensationelle George Du Verdon. Absolut sehenswert und mit einer sensationellen Aussicht ist der Blick von Montsegur einer alten Kartarrerburg-Ruine die man sich allerdings mit einem halbstündigen steilen Fußmarsch erarbeiten muss!
Distance: 205 Miles, 328 Kms
Towns: Treignac, Lac de Bariousses, Lac Viam, Bugat, Meymac, Bort-Les-Orgues, Mount Dore, Clermont Ferrand, Ussel, Les Bourboule, Borg Lastic, Egletons.
Regions: Correze, Cantal, Puy Dome.
Roads: D16, D940, D979, D36, D922, D996, D130, D983, D1089 (N89), D914,
Attraction: Chateaux de Val, Barrage Bort-Les Orgues, Mount Dore, Puy Dome, Michellin MotoGP Memorial. Le Mont Fraternite.
Coffee Stops: Chateaux de Val, Les Bourboule, Mont Dore, Puy Mary, Ussel
Description: Long wide open roads with visibility for miles through miles and miles of undulating sweeping bends left and right with great views of the Auvergne region mountains an area full of Ski resorts you will be sure to use the whole of your tyre... Suitable for all bikes and rider style.
The St Bernards Loop from the RiDE Guide to France
A full days ride, starting and finishing in Bourg St Maurice taking in the Petit and Grand St Bernard passes, Col de la Forclaz, and a stretch of the Route des Grandes Alpes finishing with Cormet Roselend. One of the finest days riding in the Alps
The D999 part of this route between Villedieu les Poeles and St Hilaire Du Harcouet is one of the best Northern Roads
FABULEUSE ROUTE D'AVENTURE AVEC UNE COURTE PARTIE DE PISTE DURE AU SUD DANS LA FORET D'ORLEANS PRATICABLE EN ROUTIERE
VISITE POSSIBLE DU CHATEAU DE CHAMEROLLES AU MILIEU
POINT ESSENCE AU KM 180
Its an really nice tour with alot of different Sceneries. The way into the asco vally and the vally itself are more alpine style. Coming out of the vally again and into the area arounf belgoderè its just plain countryside with its usual side effects. !Whatch out for cows and other herdeing animals!.From Ile Rousse you have a coast road with quite alot of traffic to calvi. The way back to saint florent goes trough a marvelous mountain scenery on a great great cornered road...
A dirt short cut to Col de Turini from the D38 Tende road. Probably takes just as long as going by tarmac road but nowhere near as much fun.
This route runs from the eastern part of the Ardeche all the way to the western border and back. It visits the highest mountains in the Ardeche, including the source of the river Loire (the longest river in France). The route also runs past a lake inside an old vulcanic crater (Lac d’Issarlès). In the town Lachamp-Raphaël you can make a small detour and visit la cascade du Ray-Pic (waterfall). And ofcourse the route is just one curve after another.
Because this route is non-stop curves on two lane as well as single lane roads, it is a quite demanding route and may be more suitable for more experienced riders.
This route turns into to a dirt road just past La Brigue, so you do need a dirt capable bike with decent tyres as it can be wet in places. This particular route ends towards the southern end of the Ligurian border road.
This is a dirt road so youll need a dirt capable bike. Its a great ride with a spectacular view over the Col de Tende towards the top.
Dirt track climbing into the hills west of Roquebiliere. Youll come out on the D2205 which, if you follow it north, will take you over the Col de la Bonnette.
Distance: 271 miles, 437 Kms
Towns: Treignac, Seilhac, Tulle, Altillac, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Saint Cere, Figac, Villeneuve, Villefranch de Rouergue, Caylus, Caussade, Montauban, Auch, Tarbes, Lourdes, Argeles-Gazost.
Regions: Limousin (Correze) Midi Pyrenees (Heutes Pyrenees, Tarn et Garonne, Aveyron)
Roads: D16, D940, N120 (D1120), D940, N140 (D1140), D922, D1, D926, N20 (D1020), D928, N124 (D1124), D924, N21 (D1021), D100.
Description: A Mixture of wide open fast roads and some amaizing twisties through rural areas which will send you dizzy with a sprinkling of N roads . The D940 does get narrow in places with some switchback bends.
Distance: 181 Miles 291 Kms
Towns: Treignac, Tulle, Altilac, St Jene Lagineste, St Cere, Padirac, Rocamadour, Payrac, Souillac, Noailles, Brive-La-Gaillarde, Donzenac, Uzerche, Chamberet.
Regions: Correze, Midi Pyrenees.
Roads: D16, D940, D1120 (N120), D1, D125, D807, D673, D90, D1020 (N20), D19, D154, D158, D920, D3.
Attractions: Beaulieu-Sur-Dordogne, Gouffre de Padirac, Rocamadour, Grotte des Merveilles,
Coffee Stops: Tulle Centre (Park inside the Cathederal boundry), Beaulieu-Sur-Dordogne is a spectacular place park in the square and wonder around the town. Lunch at either Padirac or above Rocamadour. There are fewer cafes on the route from Rocamadour to Brive so if you see one open stop. Ussel is nice, as you enter the Town turn left up into the Chateaux and park in the square (Cobbled road).
Description: This route gets technical in the middle where the D940 becomes a twisting snake like narrow road for about 15 miles, not for heavy longwheeled bikes unless you are used to riding narrow twistie country lanes. The route out of Rocamadour is superb but hard work on something like the Triumph Rocket 3. Going through Brive City can be a pain but worth the effort as the road down off the N20 into the centre is nice, however if you want to avoid it drop onto the A20 (not a toll) for a couple of junctions and get off on the D920 to Donzenac to rejoin the route. Be careful when going down the hill and through the tunnel to Rocamadour as there is often oncoming traffic in the middle of the road...
Stunning ride for both those who want to rip the countryside up and those who want to look at the scenery. The middle section of this 300km ride has so many predictable corners one after the other for mile after mile that you can't fail to enjoy it. Your tyres will definitely not square off!! If you prefer to take your time there is some stunning scenery as you ride around the gorges and mountains.
Mile upon mile of sweeping bends with no nasty surprises, particularly on D979. Very little traffic in early May.
250kms of Belgian bordering France, taking in Valenciennes and Parc Val Joly
This route takes you through the beautiful and rugged Vercors.
It takes you over the impressive Cirque Combe Laval,
past le Grand Goulets and over col de Rousset which is
followed by an great descend to the city Die. This small
town is a good place to stop for something to eat and drink.
Should you be tired of all the curves, you can take the D93
along the river Drôme back to Domaine de l'Amiral. But
it is much more fun to complete the route. The landscape
is lower now, friendlier, but just as beautiful. Via the
Col de la Croix to the old village Beaufort-sur-Gervanne
and then via Chabeuil back to the starting point of the route.
I can recommend Domaine de l'Amiral (www.motorrijden.fr) as a great place to stay in the Drome/Ardeche. Its a bed & breakfast with camping.