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The Correze department of France

We are in the Correze
The department of Correze forms part of the Limousin region of France. From the mysterious moors of the Millevaches plateau to the rolling hills of the Pays de Brive with its mild climate and verdant valleys, the Correze offers a great variety of landscapes. It is still relatively unknown as a holiday destination. Here's your chance to holiday in the green heart of France.

Cycling MTBing

Cycling and MTBing in the Correze

Cycling in the CorrezeThe quiet roads of the Correze make for some fabulous road cycling. For the mountainbiker the area is criss-crossed with trails that go on forever.

Here's some information from one of the Correze tourist information websites.

"Exploring the exceptional countryside and picturesque villages of the Corrèze by bike is particularly enjoyable. Fifteen well-signposted, family-friendly routes of between 15 and 20km long take you along quiet roads through beautiful scenery, providing information panels along the way.More experienced cyclists can put their skills to the test on 17 advanced routes of 22 to 84km, among which are two challenging circuits similar in difficulty to the time-trial sections of the Tour de France and Bol d’Or des Monédières cycling races. As for mountain biking, ten centres provide the departure point for a number of invigorating trails through the beautiful Corrèze countryside."

A fast moving bunch of pro' cyclist in the CorrezePro' Cycling fan? If you like watching Pro' cycling teams battle it out then every year August the Tour du Limousin passes through the Correze. Then there's the Paris Correze a 3 day stage race initiated by the late great Laurent Fignion. Both of these races are full on professional cycling races that give the opportunity to see some of the Tour de France riders in action close up. Of course cycling isn't just for the professionals, in France amateur cyclists are held in high esteem too! Whatever your level, and whatever kind of cycling you are into you'll find lots to do in the Correze.

A training ride in the CorrezeFor the Roadie - The roads of the Correze are blissfully quiet and whether you are riding for pleasure or pain you'll be spoilt for choice. For a flatter rolling ride stay high on the "Plateau de Millevaches", while those looking to test their legs could try the deep valleys to the west. Long descents of 5 - 10 kms followed by equally long climbs with stunning scenery as the roads cling shelf like to the valley sides. Those looking for the extreme agony that only time trialling can bring might like to try the "Contre la Montre" circuit at St Augustin. This circuit was used for a stage of the Tour de France. It is clearly signposted and you'll find information about fastest times near the start.

High in the Monédières, Suc au MayFor the Mountainbiker - From easy beginners trails through to the toughest natural XC routes and more, the Correze has it all. You'll find waynarked and graded circuits at Treignac where you'll be able to tackle the trails on the Monédières, perhaps taking in a climb of Suc au May. There's also a downhill track at Treignac VTT Centre, while Mountain Bike hire is available at Chamberet Treignac. Of course there's no reason why you can't just ride from the cottage door. There are literally more trails than you could ever ride in a lifetime, plus you won't need to worry about taking a wrong turn. The chemins are for all, and MTBers are welcome.