This route runs from the eastern part of the Ardeche all the way to the western border and back. It visits the highest mountains in the Ardeche, including the source of the river Loire (the longest river in France). The route also runs past a lake inside an old vulcanic crater (Lac d’Issarlès). In the town Lachamp-Raphaël you can make a small detour and visit la cascade du Ray-Pic (waterfall). And ofcourse the route is just one curve after another.
Because this route is non-stop curves on two lane as well as single lane roads, it is a quite demanding route and may be more suitable for more experienced riders.
This great route takes you through the northern part of the Ardeche. From the town Saint-Laurent-Du-Pape it runs north to Lamastre and St-Félicien. Near Lalouvesc has been a big forestfire a few years ago. The route continues southeast. Slightly north of St-Agrève is the location of the source of the rivier Eyrieux. It is not possible to follow the first few kilometres of this river, but after the town Intres the road sticks to the river. The route follows this river all the way down to the starting point of this route. The river runs only a few kilomtres further and ends in the Rhone near the town Beauchastel.
This adventurous route follows small, narrow
roads and takes you to a few special villages,
like Sceautres, Alba-la-Romaine, Mirabel and Beauchastel.
The route runs through the eastern part of the Ardeche.
The southern part runs through the area Plateau du Coiron,
hence the name.
More info on www.motorrijden.fr
This route takes you through the beautiful and rugged Vercors.
It takes you over the impressive Cirque Combe Laval,
past le Grand Goulets and over col de Rousset which is
followed by an great descend to the city Die. This small
town is a good place to stop for something to eat and drink.
Should you be tired of all the curves, you can take the D93
along the river DrÃ´me back to Domaine de lâ€™Amiral. But
it is much more fun to complete the route. The landscape
is lower now, friendlier, but just as beautiful. Via the
Col de la Croix to the old village Beaufort-sur-Gervanne
and then via Chabeuil back to the starting point of the route.
I can recommend Domaine de l'Amiral (www.motorrijden.fr) as a great place to stay in the Drome/Ardeche. Its a bed & breakfast with camping.
The route begins in the Medieval town Alba-la-Romaine.
It runs southwards to the famous bridge Pont d'Arc.
The D290 the follows the spectaculair Gorges de l'Ardeche.
The curves in this road even have names! The route then
goes north across the Plateau de Gras over nice small
roads to Saint-Montan (another Medieval town). The last
section runs along the river the Rhone and ends at chateau
The route is not very long to give you time to visit the towns and/or avens (e.g. Aven Marzal and Grotte de la Madeleine). There is also a nice beach where you can swim at Pont d'Arc.
The route starts and ends at Domaine de l'Amiral zonnig.com Which is a great chambre d'hote (bed & breakfast) and camping.