This stage takes you along minor county roads offering lovely views, but steep climbs too! Along the way, the valleys are deep, as you’re riding along the western foothills of the Massif Central Range. The Tardoire River can rise suddenly in heavy rain. At Montbron, though, there’s a lovely watersports centre from which you can launch onto the waters in a canoe. Marthon is where the Scandibérique and La Flow vélo cycle routes connect. It’s a village that has preserved its covered market and an historic keep known as the Tour du Breuil. There are shops here, so you can stock up here before continuing along the route.
Traffic can sometimes be busy on this stage, which also presents some steep slopes. A stage for seasoned cyclists then. Note that it is possible to reach Feuillade on La Flow Vélo cycle route from Eymouthiers.
Surfacing smooth: asphalt
At Marthon, connection with La Flow Vélo cycle route.
- Lakes of Lavaud and Mas Chaban
- Marthon: the Tour du Breuil keep; Chapelle St-Jean and porch