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The most beautiful villages of Corrèze... and the most beautiful coastlines

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A road bike tour that uses the small roads of South Corrèzien to go around the most beautiful villages. Superb... but difficult with a succession of hills.
difficult
Distance 74.6 km
4:00 h
1,400 m
1,400 m
357 m
125 m
We start from Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, the first nugget of the route. Make the most of the bucolic banks of the Dordogne, because as soon as you leave the village, you attack the first difficulty of the day, with the climb to Sioniac. Here we are, we are in the bath, 4km of ascent at about 6%, and at the top a view first of the village of Sioniac and then of the whole basin of Brive.
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Update: June 28, 2021
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Highest point
357 m
Lowest point
125 m
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Emergency number: 112

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Corrèze Tourisme

45, Quai Aristide Briand

19000 TULLE

Tel : + 33 (0)5 55 29 98 78

Start

Office de Tourisme, Place Marbot, 19120 Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne (151 m)
Coordinates:
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44.978470, 1.838060
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44°58'42.5"N 1°50'17.0"E
UTM
31T 408386 4981215
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Destination

Office de Tourisme, Place Marbot, 19120 Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

Turn-by-turn directions

Barely enough time to breathe, we go down towards Queyssac-les-Vignes, and down to the little bridge, we take a very small road on the right through Doumazac. Just over 8km on the speedometer and we have already been able to follow beautiful hills and beautiful landscapes...

We then go down to La Chapelle-aux-Saints (known for its Neanderthal man, discovered at the beginning of the 20th century) to arrive at the foot of Curemonte. A beautiful wall gives access to this superb medieval village.

Then a big ten quiet kilometres through the small vineyards of Branceilles and the omnipresent walnut groves. You arrive in Saillac, a lovely village with its walnut museum and its walnut press. At the exit of the village, a raidillon leads to the heights: superb view with in the foreground the castle of Larue, and on the opposite side the famous castle of Turenne...

We go down, then up to Lygneyrac, then down again to the bottom of Turenne. We go along a nice pond, then we take the road to Brive to go up to Turenne, with a little more traffic. The arrival in Turenne is magnificent, with the view on the castle which dominates the area. We cross the village of the viscount, the opportunity to take a break before considering to complete the loop.

After getting out of Turenne, we cross the stream of the "Tourmente" (just to remind you that we still have some way to go...) then we take small roads to join a more busy road that leads to Collonges-la-Rouge. Be careful it goes up to get there. What can I say, another superb village, unique, to be discovered alley by alley, house by house...

After Collonges, we pass through the centre of Meyssac, and we still take very small roads for about ten kilometres. And there, last wall of the day, passages at 15-20% on the first 500 meters and then a more regular climb. We are in Puy-d'Arnac, a land of volcanoes.

We still have to cross the ridge and go down to Beaulieu, with before the arrival, a dominant view on the village...

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Getting there

Parking

Public car park in front of the Tourist Office

Coordinates

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44.978470, 1.838060
DMS
44°58'42.5"N 1°50'17.0"E
UTM
31T 408386 4981215
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Mountain biking as we want! but...

 

 

  • Take the marked paths for your safety and respect the direction of the routes.
  • Don't overestimate your abilities and stay in control of your speed.
  • Be careful and courteous when overtaking or crossing hikers because the pedestrian has priority.
  • Check the condition of your ATV and plan for supplies and repair accessories.
  • If you are going alone, leave your itinerary with your family and friends.
  • Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended
  • Respect private property and growing areas
  • Beware of agricultural and forestry machinery
  • Close the gates
  • Avoid picking wild flowers, fruits and mushrooms.
  • Do not disturb the peace of the wild animals.
  • Keep your garbage, be discreet and environmentally friendly.

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difficult
Distance
74.6 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,400 m
Descent
1,400 m
Highest point
357 m
Lowest point
125 m
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