Mountains and Heather
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Mountains and Heather

Mountains and Heather

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Departure from the panoramic tower car park. Head towards the tower.
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. This circuit is a shortcut of the  "Le Chemin des Chapelles" (Chapel trail) and "Ô Taphaleschas!" routes. A rolling circuit running on forest tracks, ideal for starting on red level routes.

1 point 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.


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 and Saint-Sulpice-les-Bois


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 in the direction of Mount Bessou.

Parking :

Car park at Mont-Bessou, Meymac

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