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.