Riom / Clermont-Ferrand The Grande Traversée du Massif Central by mountain bike
Elevation of the stage
After Marsat, the route leads up through forests for several kilometres, along very pleasant paths and tracks. After a short descent, you start climbing again. Another short descent and you have to climb once more. A testing, steep further stretch leads to Chateaugay, then some singletracks take you to Malauzat. The long descent to Blanzat, between fields and pastures, allows you to regather your strength before the short, steep ascent of the Col du Bancillon (some parts with over 10 % slopes). Enjoy the final descent into Clermont-Ferrand.