Chalinargues / Ruynes-en-Margeride The Grande Traversée du Massif Central by mountain bike
After Chalinargues, it’s easy to cycle on to Freissinet via the wide tracks provided. There then follows a quite technically challenging singletrack, before a peaceful descent to Neussargues – but take care crossing the N122 main road. The slope at Combe Robert negotiated, the way through the Planèze area is easy, going via Coltines to Le Sailhant. Following a steep ascent through woods, it’s on to Andelat and Roueyre, before reaching the historic city of Saint-Flour. After tackling the ascent to Saint-Georges and negotiating the motorway interchange at Varillette with great care, you gradually ascend, taking well-maintained paths, via Rayrolles, Le Pirou and Combechalde, to Ruynes en Margeride.