Having played 7 straight days in the Cévennes mountains, John and I are back at work on our next tour…that is, trying to get people to sign up for it!
Our inaugural High Road Cévennes was a great success, I’m happy to report. The beautiful sunny weather helped a bit, as did the incredible routes we carefully hand picked. It also didn’t hurt that we had cycling-tour vets for clients who knew more about how these things worked than we did – for the time being. Here is a little scrolling slideshow of the trip, missing, now that I see it, photos of the steady stream of delicious meals our hotels and restaurants whipped up for us each and every day.
We feel strongly that we have hit on a winner with this tour, so if you know anyone out there who loves to ride on amazing roads with personable guides who won’t get you lost (too much), utilize those climbing legs, and eat really, really well, don’t be afraid to pass this along. Thanks.
Me, getting some badly needed upper body work.
Heading out on our first day on the road – Gorges du Tarn
Gorges du Tarn: you really need to ride it to appreciate it.
Yeah, people live down there.
2014 version of the High Road Mobile.
An explosion of yellow on Mont Aigoual
One of the best climbs of the tour – Gorges du Tapoul
What a ‘Plo’ is, I remain ignorant of, but it’s kind of high.
On top of Aigoual
Climbing to the Causse Mejean, Gorges de la Jonte below
Wide open spaces of Causse Mejean
More ambiance for you..
7 km from Hures, apparently
The pretty bridge of Le Bleymard
The hardest climb on the tour – Col du Pré de la Dame
And one of the funnest descents – from La Garde Guérin
A dip into Ardèche on our ‘3 departments’ route.
The long climb up the north side of Mont Lozère
Near the summit
On the Corniche des Cévennes, with outstanding views in all directions
Starting the climb up to the Col de Perjuret
Gorges de la Jonte
Gorges de la Jonte
Those are vultures. We weren’t dead enough to get them any closer.
On the final climb of the tour out of Millau…with a pretty nice view.
The meeting of the two gorges we started and finished with.