Rambling man

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Source de la Loire

Rhone-Alpes (inc. Lyon) > France > Europe
October 4, 2011 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

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.


Eyrieux (Ardeche)

Rhone-Alpes (inc. Lyon) > France > Europe
October 4, 2011 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

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.


Plateau du Coiron

Rhone-Alpes (inc. Lyon) > France > Europe
September 28, 2011 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

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

Vercors (Drome)

Rhone-Alpes (inc. Lyon) > France > Europe
July 24, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

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.

Gorges de lArdeche (Ardeche)

Rhone-Alpes (inc. Lyon) > France > Europe
January 14, 2009 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

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 Rochemaure.
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.