Link Millau / La Couvertoirade The Grande Traversée du Massif Central by mountain bike
Crossing the northern part of this plateau with its steppe-like zones, make for the Templar village of La Cavalerie, then that of L’Hospitalet-du-Larzac. Next, continue on small singletracks, taking you through old grazing and farmland that’s unique in Europe, up to the village of La Couvertoirade. A major feature in the territories of the Causses and Cévennes, Le Larzac has, since 2011, formed part of these regions’ UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Elevation of the stage
As a good warm-up, leave Millau for Creissels, cycling beside the Tarn River, then prepare for the physically challenging climb to Le Larzac and its corniches – long live electric-assisted mountain bikes, some might say here! Once on the plateau, enjoy the wide tracks across it and pass through the villages of La Cavalerie and L’Hospitalet-du- Larzac, reaching a portion of former railway line. A few stretches along more technically challenging singletracks lead to the village of La Couvertoirade.