The small valleys
As its name implies, this stroll is not lacking in relief! Some quite demanding uphill slopes await you along this route which runs in a mainly farming landscape. However, the highlight of this getaway is, without any doubt, the Montclar panoramic viewpoint with its 360° view over the Ségala, the Grands Causses and even on a clear day, the Aigoual massif.
1 point of interest
- History and heritage
The Castle is said to date from the second half of 16th century a time when Wars of Religion were raging throughout the region. The fortress comprises a rectangular-shaped main building with corners supported by round towers that stand out from the four curtain walls. The Castle defence was provided by a well-conceived system with musket loopholes distributed over four floors on either side of each tower. Legend has it that in former times there was a lord who wanted to accumulate too much power. The king at that time would have sent troops to dismantle a tower of the Castle as a punishment and a mark of disgrace… Long ago, the land of St-Juéry was part of the royal domain. An uninterrupted succession of noble families have lived in the Castle and most of the lords of St-Juéry were laid to rest in the former parish church.
- From the village centre, follow the direction of "La Fon Del Mas". A slight slope of 1km with an 8% gradient awaits you.
- Cycle across the tiny hamlet, then keep riding the main road up to the Cayla.
- Carry straight on the D501. You will notice the 4km ascent with a 6% gradient.
- Fork to the left in the direction of Saint-Juéry.
- Head towards Farret, then Montclar.
- The Montclar viewing point is on your left and offers a stunning view to enjoy before carrying on your way to Coupiac.
- A brief going there and back is possible to ride to the foot of the Coupiac castle. Get back to the D60 and head your way back down to Plaisance.
- Departure : winepress room in Plaisance
- Arrival : winepress room in Plaisance
- Towns crossed : Plaisance, Coupiac, Martrin, La Serre, Saint-Juéry, Montclar, and Saint-Izaire
Access and parking
From St Sernin/Rance, take the D33 road up to Plaisance (a 20-minute drive approximately).
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