The Chapel Trail
The Chapel Trail
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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 extends the "Monts et Bruyères" (Mountain and Heath) circuit and is shortened from the "Ô Taphaleschas!" circuit. A circuit running on forest tracks, with a succession of climbs and descents without too much respite, ideal for a short but rhythmical outing.
1 point of interest
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, Saint-Sulpice-les-Bois
Access and parking
Take the D36 (Meymac-Felletin); 5 km after Meymac, turn left in the direction of Mount Bessou.
Car park at Mont-Bessou, Meymac
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