The Variéras bridge
>The Variéras bridge
The Variéras bridge
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This circuit is part of the FFVélo Haute-Corrèze mountain bike base, the largest mountain biking area in France with 1000 km of marked circuits. It is the shortest loop that fits into the "Sites des Cars" and "Les Moulins de Razel" circuits. This circuit is accessible to all, easy going, with a slightly technical descent after Variéras. A very pleasant itinerary on paths mainly through woodland, alongside the Vézère river at the beginning. Ideal for a short outing on a hot summer day.
3 points of interest
The Bois de Chaleix, with a ground area of about 150 ha, was acquired recently by the commune of Bugeat. Bordered by the Vézère river, it is composed of deciduous and coniferous trees. It offers many possibilities for sporting activities: hiking, orienteering, trail running, fishing and archery.
The village of Varièras
Varièras symbolises the renewal and creativity of the Plateau: if the cottage represents the traditional rural habitat of our region, the thatch is what predominates in this village of about fifty cottages. These buildings are real people's homes and are private properties that cannot be visited. On the descent after the village, the paved path goes down to the so-called Roman bridge of Variéras.
Espace 1000 Sources
The circuit starts near the Espace 1000 Sources stadium, a training centre that welcomes groups of sports enthusiasts who love the great outdoors. Behind this centre is Alain Mimoun, winner of the Sydney 1956 Olympic Games marathon, who had fine-tuned his preparations in Bugeat.
Marking: brown arrows
Start at the edge of the water behind the stadium grandstand. Set off on the path to the forest.
- Departure : Trois Ponts lake, Bugeat
- Arrival : Trois Ponts lake, Bugeat
- Towns crossed : Bugeat, Pérols-sur-Vézère
Access and parking
In Bugeat, on the D979, head towards the Espace 1000 Sources then the Etang des 3 Ponts. Start off behind the stadium grandstand.
Trois Ponts lake, Bugeat
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