VTT N°15 - From La Baraque froide to Fontvive
La Couvertoirade

VTT N°15 - From La Baraque froide to Fontvive

History and heritage
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Along trails, single-track paths and box hedges, gravitate around La Couvertoirade and explore the Larzac Causse rich in landscaped splendours and unexpected technical difficulties!
Did you know that? The Larzac is not so easy to offer on a platter! This tough ride on the southern part of the Aveyron causse requires good technical skills. But don't stick your head in the handlebars: wide open spaces, steppes and a whole heritage of the typical life of the Causse mark the itinerary. An unsuspected Larzac awaits you at the turns!


  1. From the car park, go on the track towards south-east to cross the Cazejourdes plain and arrive to the road D55. Cross the road and take the path that is almost in front to ride on a track for about 1km before meeting the road that goes to the “Domaine de Gaillac” (equestrian center, museum of Southern Aveyron Traditions and restaurant).
  2. Cross it and continue on a succession of tracks and single-track paths to the road that leads to the famous fortified village of La Couvertoirade (follow it on the left to visit the Templar and hospitaller site).
  3. Turn right to get to the D55 and go straight on the road D185 towards “La Pezade” on 700m, then turn right on a track to La Salvetat.  After the beautiful typical farm, leave the road to enter a box hedge, parallel to a track  and continue to “Le Cun” following a series of magnificent box-lined paths.
  4. At “Le Cun” turn right and continue on a well-rolling track for 2km until “La Blaquèrerie”. Cross the village to reach the D7.
  5. Follow it on the left for 400m then take the right track for 600m before finding a single-track that goes left. Continue on this magnificent path for 1km until "Fontvive", pass in front of the building and go on for 300m.
  6. At the junction with the old railway, turn right and continue for 4km, then take the trail on the right to go back to the car park.
  • Departure : La Baraque Froide
  • Arrival : La Baraque Froide
  • Towns crossed : La Couvertoirade, Sauclières, Cornus, and Nant

Altimetric profile


Is in the midst of the park
This itinerary is located in the World Heritage zone Causses and Cévennes, mediterranean agropastoral cultural landscape.

Information desks

Tourist Office Larzac et Vallées

Place du Claux, 12230 NANT


Located on the ground floor of the Town Hall (mansion of the 18th century), The Tourist Office welcomes you all year and offers tourist information on the Larzac and its valleys, the department of Aveyron, and also on neighboring counties. Free Wifi access.

Opening hours :

From Novembre to February: Tuesday morning 9:00-12:30
March and October :  Tuesday to Friday 9:00-12:30
April : Tuesday to Friday 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:30
May, June : Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:30
July and August : every day 10:00-12:30 and 14:30-18:00
September : Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:30

Find out more


To travel by bus or train, by carpooling Aires de covoiturage or hitchhikking Rezopouce.

Access and parking

From Millau by the D809, then the D7.
From the motorway A75, exit 48, take the direction of Nant.

Parking :

At La Baraque Froide, near the cobbled watering place


Emergency number :114


C.C. Larzac et Vallées - Site VTT-FFC N°269
Site VTT cofinancé par l’Union Européenne.

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