moulin road bike routes
road biker's REGIME
le Moulin's proposed routes
Follow our circuits or go as the whim takes you!
All the suggested circuits start and finish at le Moulin,
each taking you into a different sector of the countryside.
Day-1 Sunday pm:
GET TO KNOW THE AREA
Orientation tour through Neuvy-Bouin & Chapelle-aux-Lys – some good hills to stretch the muscles after your journey and downhill sections to wake you up.
60km/37miles - total ascent 941m/3,107ft
Herisson (the navel of the world) and the Fôret-sur-Sèvre. Hilly to start with, hilly in the middle and hilly at the end.
88km/53miles - total ascent 1,271m/4,170ft
|Out via medieval village of Vouvant, across to west of route de Fontenay and back through the majestic Mervent Forest. Quite arduous.|
72km/43miles - total ascent 1,195m/3,920ft
TAKE IT EASY MID-WEEK
Le Beugnon Lakes – meet us to enjoy a civilised picnic lunch. A shorter ride for mid-week with some fairly challenging hills.
28km/17miles - total ascent 514m/1,686ft
Ste-Ouenne. After a comparative rest on Wednesday , this is a tough ride but it can be very enjoyable.
70km/42miles - total ascent 1,401m/4,597ft
Marais Poitevin. The longest but least hilly of all the rides, with plenty of interesting places to stop-off and have a look on the last day.
107km/59miles - total ascent 1,141m/3,743ft
Total distance for the six proposed rides = 425km/255miles.
Total ascent for the six proposed rides = 6,463m/21,205feet.
The total ascent is equivalent to five times the famed Col de Tourmalet.
If you don't want to suffer so much pain, we can offer less arduous options!
Maison d'Hôte: Carolynn Grimaldi, 2 lieu-dit le Moulin du Chemin, 79240 Scillé, France
+ 33 (05) 4995 9487 firstname.lastname@example.org
easy access from UK,
Ireland and northern Europe