C2M day 9

Mende to Vallon pont D’Arc

The route is hilly out of Mende and after Bagnols Les Bains it follows the Lot River towards its source along a meandering valley. Lovely winding and undulating roads continue through woodlands giving stunning views before the route descends down a fantastic winding valley for 15 miles passing the impressive Chateaux de Champ before arriving at lovely lunchtime picnic spot overlooking the Lake L’Altier. In the afternoon the scenery is stunning as the tour travels through the limestone gorges of the area into the Ardeche and then past orchards and vineyards in the final section into Vallon Pont D’Arc. (Description based on route notes from Peak Tours).

Route from Mende to Vallon pont D’Arc (74 miles):

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21st June 2015

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