Cycling routes overview

Cycling Magnolias has carefully designed over 20 cycling routes, ranging from 20kms to 150kms and covering over 1000 kms of indigenous forest, river and mountain roads through medieval villages and towns and across a wide spectrum of difficulty in the Tarn and Aveyron regions of France. Each route sets out GPS co-ordinates, altitudes, refreshment points, restaurants and places of historic significance.

All rides start from and return to Plaisance. Once familiar with the area, route variations and combinations are easily achieved. The road network system is extremely well maintained and very few stretches on any cycling route experience much more than the local La Poste van and odd motorcar.

A basic level of fitness is recommended on all bike routes however the easier routes can also be perfect as relaxed family day trips with children, combined with swimming stops at the Tarn or lunches at Brousse, Ambialet, Martrin or Trebas. The area should be described as one of the most special, undiscovered and poorly marketed cycling regions in the world! A “rescue vehicle”, is available for those who decide to enjoy longer lunches and not ride back to Plaisance… A “following vehicle” is also available on guided tours.

Please visit our Route Profiles and Maps sections to find out more…or see our Route Matrix below for an overall summary of each of our main routes.

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