Major sites in Occitania
You have to earn a landscape awarded with the Occitania Major Site certification! From the Mascourbe plateau to the Aiguières pass, from the village of Roquefort to the Larzac causses, from the Cernon valley to the Sorgues valley, an incredible roller-coaster ride awaits you with sumptuous sceneries to enjoy. Manage your effort wisely to achieve the grand finale, the conquest of the castle of Montaigut.
- From the Tourist Office situated on Boulevard Aristide Briand in Saint-Affrique, take the D225 road in the direction of Millau.
- Turn right onto RD7 towards Vallée de la Sorgues, then ride along the stream up to Saint-Félix.
- At the village entrance, begin to your left the ascending section towards Mascourbes (4km with a 7% gradient) before heading downhill to Saint-Jean d'Alcas.
- At the junction, take a right to Roquefort. The top of the Aiguières pass (3km with a 4% gradient) will offer you a beautiful panorama over the Tournemire amphitheatre that you will reach further down.
- The ascent to the Larzac awaits you at the village exit (6km with a 5% gradient) before cycling downhill to Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon.
- Ride across the village toward la Cavalerie. After that, reach Cornus, then Fondamente and Saint-Félix via the vallée de la Sorgues.
- Turn to the left to get to Sylvanès, at the price of a steep ascent (3km with a 6% gradient).
- At the runabout, head your way towards Gissac, then Montlaur.
- Lastly, turn to the right in the direction of Montaigut castle and its challenging ascent (8.5%) before heading back down to Saint-Affrique.
- Departure : Tourist Office in Saint-Affrique
- Arrival : Tourist Office in Saint-Affrique
- Towns crossed : Saint-Affrique, Versols-et-Lapeyre, Saint-Félix-de-Sorgues, Saint-Jean-et-Saint-Paul, Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, Tournemire, Viala-du-Pas-de-Jaux, Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon, Cornus, Fondamente, Marnhagues-et-Latour, Sylvanès, Gissac, and Vabres-l'Abbaye
Saint-Affrique Tourist Office
Boulevard Aristide Briand, 12400 Saint-Affrique
The Tourism Office is open all year round, the opening hours are:
·July and august:
From Monday to Saturday: 9h – 13h & 15h – 19h
Sunday: 9h – 13h
·From September to June:
From Tuesday to Saturday: 9h – 13h & 14h – 17h
Closed: Sundays, Mondays and bank holidays
From November to April, the office is also closed on Saturday afternoon.
Access and parking
Saint-Affrique is situated 31 km southwest of Millau via the D 992 and D 999 roads.
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