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Two Ways to Go - Up or Down!









You don't need a fancy bike to explore the Creuse but you should bring your 'best legs' as it's quite a challenge. I tell cycling friends that there is a marked absence of flat bits in these parts. "But there must be, it's a plateau!" they opine. Indeed the Plateau de Millevaches rises up out of the centre of France but it's not a billiard table, in fact for the two wheeled tourist it's either up or down!


There's a 320km signposted Tour de Creuse with a gpx route you can load into your Garmin or smartphone. From the Creuse Artists’ Valley route to Vassivière Lake, going via the tapestry town of Aubusson, the Natural Reserve of the Étang des Landes, the medieval towns of La Souterraine, Bénévent l’Abbaye and Bourganeuf, the Abbey of Chambon sur Voueize and the thermal spa town of Évaux les Bains, you follow quiet country roads, the landscapes ceaselessly changing as you cycle along.


Of course we'd be delighted to provide you with accomodation! Why not rest up for a couple of days and enjoy comfy beds, hot showers and a cozy fireside sofa for chilly evenings.


Find out more here.



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