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Cycling itineraries to discover 3 villages with outstanding character

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  • Ailhon : village de caractère
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A bike tour to discover the pretty villages of Vinezac, Chassiers and AIlhon.
easy
Distance 35.7 km
2:30 h
506 m
503 m
473 m
163 m
There is nothing better than cycling to discover our most beautiful villages.

This loop takes you to discover pretty Ardèche villages, rich in history and heritage.

Take the time to look at the landscape, stop in the villages, breathe the fresh air of the southern Ardèche and taste the local products.

This circuit is accessible to all.

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Author
Nathalie Sisteron 
Update: July 15, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
473 m
Lowest point
163 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Emergency call : 112

Tips and hints

Aubenas Vals Antraigues Tourist office
Place de l'Airette
07200 AUBENAS

Start

Ailhon (452 m)
Coordinates:
DD
44.597828, 4.341833
DMS
44°35'52.2"N 4°20'30.6"E
UTM
31T 606494 4939151
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Destination

Ailhon

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
44.597828, 4.341833
DMS
44°35'52.2"N 4°20'30.6"E
UTM
31T 606494 4939151
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Before you leave:   
  • Make sure that the bike is in perfect mechanical condition, not to mention the tires and brakes
  • Make sure that the bike is correctly adjusted to your body shape
  • Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended
  • Take a repair kit with you
  • Remember that the Highway Traffic Act applies to cyclists in all circumstances
  • Never drive more than two lanes at a time and pull into a single lane when traffic conditions require.
  • Respect other users as you would like them to respect you
  • Choose a route adapted to your physical abilities
  • Inform your family and friends of your itinerary
  • Find out about the weather conditions
  • A first aid kit is not essential, but can be very useful
  • Be informed and keep the emergency numbers.
  • Respect the environment by not throwing your food packaging on the side of the road
  • If you have to return at nightfall, make sure you see and also be seen

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
35.7 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
506 m
Descent
503 m
Highest point
473 m
Lowest point
163 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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