Southern Massif Central – Cévennes – France
Land of Silk and chestnuts with steep gorges and highland plains.
The Massif Central and the Cévennes mountains in the last wild corner of south-west France are always a highly rewarding destination.
After arriving at the start hotel, we ride down to the wild south in two days. The Cévennes, a national park since 1970 and World Heritage Site since 2011, are the southern foothills of the Massif Central, with narrow gorges and highland plains in the Département Ardèche between Mende, Millau, Alès and Montèlimar. The Cévennes don't have any high mountains, but its two highest peaks Mont Lozére (1699 m) and Mont Aigoual (1567 m) are probably the best known in the Cévennes. Deep river gorges and the extremely dry plateaus of the causses form stark contrasts. They are riddled by beautiful winding small roads and many long rural roads rich in bends – the perfect set-up for great motorbike tours. But the region has much more to offer: barren mountain ridges, many little rivers and streams, fortress-like villages and estates. The diversity and beauty of the region surprises the visitor, all set in a very pleasant Mediterranean climate.
Level of difficulty
Approx. 2300 km
Arrival via regional, district, municipal and rural roads, partly very narrow curvy roads with hairpin bends.
EUR 1,985 for driver
EUR 1,885 for passenger
EUR 340 single room surcharge
- 7 nights in a double room at very well managed hotels (changing hotels 3 times),
- English-speaking tour guide
Fuel, meals/snacks during the day, drinks, toll fees, toll for using the highways (Vignette), entrance fees, additional overnight stay after the tour (if required)
Meeting point and departure:
By 6 p.m. on arrival day at the hotel in Heitersheim