The Woodland Tops
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The Woodland Tops

The Woodland Tops

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A circuit starting from Ponty which goes up the Diège to explore the foothills 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. Leaving from the same starting point, the "Rocher da la Poule" (Chicken Rock) circuit is a shortcut to this route, while the more sporty can follow the "La Vallée de la Diège" (Diège Valley) loop at Chaverochette (allow an additional 18 km). Although classified black, this circuit does not present any technical difficulty, it is suitable for a long easy outing.

2 points of interest

  • Small patrimony

    The village fountain

    In the heart of the village, on the old “couderc” (the old square), the fountain is a source of life; it was around this point that the village gradually arranged itself. A strategic point for water supply but not only that:  to take a break on the road, catch up on the news, sort the world out...
  • Small patrimony

    The cross is known as Saint John

    This two-sided cross in the popular style with its flattened ends bears, on one side, a representation of Christ on the cross and on the other side, probably, an ecce homo, a representation of Christ wearing a crown of thorns. Originally, it was to be raised on a barrel. At the crossroads, it is probably a cross that was meant to protect the traveller at a time when insecurity was omnipresent.


Departure from the Ponty playground
  • Departure : Playground at Ponty, Ussel
  • Arrival : Playground at Ponty, Ussel
  • Towns crossed : Ussel, Chaveroche, Saint-Pardoux-le-Vieux, Saint-Germain-Lavolps, Saint-Sulpice-les-Bois, and Alleyrat


Altimetric profile

Information desks

Place Voltaire, 19200 Ussel

05 19 60 00 30

Access and parking

From the centre of Ussel, head towards Tulle and then Ponty at the shopping centre roundabout.

Parking :

Playground at Ponty, Ussel

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