Between the Massif Central and the Mediterranean sea, this remote and wild area blew our mind when we first rode here.
"Causses" are limestone plateaus specific to south-western France and the Larzac and Rougiers are some of the most well known. Life has developed here in tune with this amazing geography with citadels and old villages a plenty. Its almost like travelling back in time riding a bike through these landscapes
Heres what we loved about gravel biking in Les Grands Causses:
stone walled paths in the Causse du Larzac and the Causse Noire
"aligot" - the local dish of mashed potato fondue, perfect after a full day on the bike
amazing views over the valleys from the high rocky plateau
Griffon vultures flying over our heads
riding through fortified ancient citadels
the passionate local Aveyron people, justifiably proud of their home.
Have you heard of Les Causses?