Ardeche area tips?

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Ardeche area tips?

Anybody know it? I was thinking of renting a Gite and touring around the area.

The Auvergne and the Ardeche are fantastic biking... I've got some terrific on bike footage from the climb up from the Vallee du Falgoux to Puy Mary... just NE of Aurillac. Another must-do road is the Gorge de l'Ardeche just SW of Montelimar...

The Spin Doctor wrote

The Auvergne and the Ardeche are fantastic biking... I've got some terrific on bike footage from the climb up from the Vallee du Falgoux to Puy Mary...

Bike footage? Pfft...too easy...done it on foot. Have got a list of a few hotels in the area (Auvergne)...found some nice places...the bridge that they flew a plane under in a James Bond fillum...and a really scary dam to ride across...one side lake...one side...beeeeeeeeeeeejasus! Garcon! Parachute sivooplate!

The Spin Doctor wrote

The Auvergne and the Ardeche are fantastic biking... I've got some terrific on bike footage from the climb up from the Vallee du Falgoux to Puy Mary... just NE of Aurillac. Another must-do road is the Gorge de l'Ardeche just SW of Montelimar...

Spot on.Spent a week in a camp site at the Gorges de L'Ardeche and rode that road every day! Didn't get it right once but had fun trying.Got a bit carried away in all the excitement and proposed to the now Mrs J! :burnout:

26 of us from the Supermoto forum are going to the Ardeche this weekend. It's not exactly touring as most of the bikes are being sent ahead by truck and we are flying out, but it might be worth looking out for the ride reports next week for and idea of what it's like.

Spot on m8, thanks

Everywhere in that area is superb. Maybe best not to make too rigid plans, and go wandering and exploring

The Supermoto forum trip to the Ardeche is now over and I can honestly say it was the best 3 days riding that I have ever had. The weather was lovely and hot, OK in your kit if you kept moving but almost instant boil yourself when you stopped. The French attitude to bikes was fantastic and car drivers often almost put themselves off the road to let you pass, the scenery was amazing and the rivers had loads of spots for a cool swim (not that we bothered as the riding was too good). On some of the roads you could ride for 30 miles without encountering a straight of more than a couple of hundred meters, no junctions to cause you to stop and hairpins so tight you had to do a life saver to see where the road was heading. It's definitely worth the effort to organise a trip and if you do, it would be well worth having a word with Justice as he organised a fantastic trip for us, which we will all remember for the rest of our lives.Check out the pictures.www.visordown.com/forums/showthread.php?t=208867

Superb, next years trip destination has now been decided

see attached map. absolutely stunning riding. we did it on motards, roads were great for flat out messing on little bikes but would also be fine for more sedate touring and some of the views are just amazing.

Roads from Le Vans to Villefort and Villefort to Genolach (spl?) are brilliant too.We stayed near Roums and there were endless stunning rides in every direction.

Just boinging this (polite of me to do a search, eh?) as I'm off there for a few days next month - sadly not on the bike but in the car. More tips?

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