Cycling in Correze & The AuvergneDiscovering the Massif Central with Correze Cycling Holidays
The Corrèze Plateau
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We often descend off the plateau to visit Tulle, the capital of Corrèze with it’s medieval centre. The terrain is best described as undulating with some smaller climbs (1-3km), but there are some routes which are much flatter if you want an easier ride. Look out for the famous Limousin Beef cattle that have made the area famous for it’s quality beef. Cycling Holiday in France
The Dordogne River and Lot
There is more great riding in the valley with the possibility to add some climbs and descents for more enthusiastic cyclists towards home. Riders who don’t want to cycle the last climb home can take our mini bus. Days rides can be arranged (with a 45m drive in the mini bus) a little further afield to visit towns such as Carennac and UNESCO listed Rocamadour in the Lot.
The Upper Dordogne Gorges
Watch out for Buzzards, Red Kites and Booted Eagles that soar over the steep and wooded valleys. There are many beautiful climbs and descents anywhere between 3 and 8km and averaging 5 to 8% which will provide an exhilarating days cycling.
The Monedieres Montains and Millevaches National Park
This is a cyclist’s paradise with smooth and very quiet roads passing through sleepy hamlets. Although it can feel rather wild and isolated there are still many charming villages where it’s possible to take a coffee or some lunch. A trip up to the viewing point at the Suc au May is a very popular ride. There you will find spectacular views over to the Auvergne mountains and the surrounding departments.
The Mountains of The Massif Central
There are many testing climbs in the mountains that will satisfy most cyclists. There are also some routes we have researched that can be enjoyed by relative beginners. Our most popular route takes in the famous classic Tour climb of the Puy Mary. It ends up at the beautiful medieval town of Salers which is classified as a ‘plus beau village de France’ (most beautiful villages in France). There are two separate mountain ranges which are accessible by a 1 to 1¼ hrs drive from our base.