Le Massif Central

gepostet am 31. August 2014, 22:35 von Ralf

From Clermont-Ferrand we followed the old National Route 9 for two and a half days, which brought us into the Massif Central and up to about 1100 m.a.s.l.. In the following we had a lot of ups and downs at high altitude – Yesterday we did roughly 1400 metres of altitude within 80 kilometres. Today we reached the highest point of our crossing of the Massif Central, which was at 1130 m.a.s.l.. Then we had a nice descent down to about 700 m.a.s.l. and followed the Lot valley for a while. Another ascent brought us back to roughly 1000 metres and the afternoon break was at the “Point Sublime” where we had an awesome view on the gorgeous canyon of the Tarn River, which is more than 500 metres deep at some points. Only a few kilometres later we had a first view on the Pyrenees far far away before we enjoyed a steep descent with several hairpin curves down into the canyon. In the evening we arrived in Millau. After a nice dinner I had a nightly view on the illuminated Viaduc de Millau, Europe’s highest motorway bridge, crossing the Tarn valley more then 200 metres above the river. After 1917 kilometres from Kiel it’s only 130 km left to the Mediterranean now, so there is a good chance to see the sea the day after tomorrow. Days are finally getting sunnier and even the evenings are warm enough to enjoy being outside – a clear indicator that we arrived in Southern Europe :-)

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  1. Hallo Ralf, verfolge deinen blog interessiert. Hier ist heute auch wieder strahlender Sonnenschein, der Sommer scheint, wenn auch etwas kühler, zurückzukommen. Hoffe, meine Nachricht hat dich irgendwie erreicht. Sonst ist alles OK hier. Wünsche Euch weiterhin gute Fahrt und trockenes Wetter. Liebe Grüße

    Kommentar by Birgit — 4. September 2014 @ 08:01

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