O Taphaleschas!
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O Taphaleschas!

O Taphaleschas!

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A sporting circuit in the heart of the iconic landscapes and granite villages of the Millevaches plateau.
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. A circuit running on forest tracks, with a succession of climbs and descents without too much respite, classified as "black" because of its total difference in elevation.

2 points of interest

  • Panorama

    Tour of Mont Bessou

    Climb the few steps of the Mont Bessou Panoramic Tower, which elevates you to the highest point of the Limousin and Limousin Mountain, at an altitude of 1,000 m. Discover the Millevaches plateau in front of you... Do not look for the shepherdess or her flock, which were transformed, according to the legend, by the devil into 100 stones (see the site of the Hundred Stones). Don't linger either, as a good etymologist, looking for the 1,000 pools or 1,000 streams that meander through the caves and hollows, feeding the pastures (wet meadows) and peat bogs, before swelling the waters of the Dordogne and Loire rivers. Finally, don't think that the Limousin highlands look like a chain of puys, the cones of extinct volcanoes, like those in the Auvergne which you can see in the distance. They are much more like a dull succession of heavy hills and hollows separated by barely marked valleys... the landscape of Millevaches is magnificent.
  • Heritage site

    The Chapel of St. James

    This chapel dates from at least the 13th century. Adjacent to a small cemetery, its wall-belfry is built very simply, but the quality of its window frames, its floor made up of a maze of religious burial tombs, and its fully panelled vault make it a remarkable building.


Departure from the panoramic tower car park. Head towards the tower.
  • Departure : Car park at Mont-Bessou, Meymac
  • Arrival : Car park at Mont-Bessou, Meymac
  • Towns crossed : Meymac, Saint-Sulpice-les-Bois, Sornac, Millevaches, and Chavanac


Altimetric profile

Information desks

1 place de L'Hôtel de ville, 19250 Meymac

05 19 60 00 30

Access and parking

Take the D36 (Meymac-Felletin); 5 km after Meymac, turn left towards Mont-Bessou.

Parking :

Car park at Mont-Bessou, Meymac

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