called Ste Sigolene, which is located in the departement of the Haute-Loire (France),
it is within the Massif Central.
I used to go there every year when I was a kid as this is where my family is from
on the French side. As a teenager, it became my top most boring place in the world. But since
putting behind these years, and especially since picking up the bike, I am rediscovering the area and
all it's beauty. One is never short of fantastic scenery, challenging weather, and most
of all: hills. Not hard ones as they are soft and exactly how I like them. But after 60 miles
in your legs, they start to hurt.. There is no flat to be seen, it's up down up down and a great
place to train before you attempt Alpine routes. A couple of pics below, and routes to follow.
Route Day 01: Ste Sigolene - Yssingeux - Tiranges: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5091782
Route Day 02 : Ste Sigolene - St Agreve - Faye: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5091788
Also one of the best feature of this adventure is the Aperitif with the locals. It's simply, fantastique.