The Aubrac is a vast plateau, about 40 km long and 20 km wide, with an average altitude of between 1000 m and 1400 m. It is the perfect playground for bikers who love beautiful curves and old historic villages. Because of its relative isolation, the landscapes have kept all their authenticity and will give you a real feeling of freedom along this 290 km (6 hours) route.
There are 4 tourist stops on this route. You are free to stay for a few minutes or a few hours.
- Déroc waterfall
- Hole of Bozoul
- Sainte Eulalie d'Olt
1. Déroc waterfall : The final point of the famous Route des Lacs, the Déroc waterfall is one of the treasures that nature has fashioned in Aubrac. It overhangs the small glacial valley of the Gambaïse stream by 30 metres. The waterfall shelters one of the treasures of Aubrac: a small cave, whose spectacular ceiling is formed of imposing basalt organs. This cave is said to have been a refuge for brigands in ancient times.
2. Estaing : At the foot of the Aubrac mountains, not far from the Lot and Truyère gorges, pilgrims on their way to Compostela cross the Gothic bridge at Estaing before discovering its castle and the history of an illustrious family of lords. One of them distinguished himself by saving the life of King Philippe-Auguste at Bouvines, who then granted the village the right to bear the royal fleur-de-lis on its arms. Grouped around the dungeon of a 12th and 15th century castle, the shale houses with their slate roofs still include some beautiful private mansions.
3. Hole of Bozoul : This unique geological site, known as the trou de Bozouls, is a natural cirque, a horseshoe-shaped canyon carved out of the limestone of the Causse Comtal. Houses, a church and a castle, which has since disappeared, were built around it. Classified as a sensitive natural area, the canyon is home to natural habitats and remarkable flora and fauna.
4. Sainte Eulalie d'Olt : Situated on the right bank of the Lot, Sainte-Eulalie is organised in an arc of circles around the church square, a masterpiece of Romanesque and Gothic art. In the narrow streets paved with Lot pebbles, the houses, passionately decorated by the inhabitants, date from the 15th to the 18th century. The mills along the Serre stream are a particular feature of the village and bear witness to the ancient activities of tanneries, cloth factories, etc., which used the driving force of the water.