Grotte du Mas d’Azil (@SeekTravelRIde/Twitter) Some news from off.road.cc… > DMR warns of fraudulent website using its logo We’ve been here before… Riding a bike leads to many amazing experiences.
Here we turned a corner to see the road disappear into a cave. On a bike we could hear the roar of the river, see the rock formations and feel the cool air of the cave. In a car we would have missed much of the experience. pic.twitter.com/UwvhqiSQbg (link is external) As if we needed another excuse to go ride our bikes in France…
Well, now we have one. Introducing the Grotte du Mas d’Azil in the Ariège in France. The cave carved by the Arize River has a road through it and has even hosted the Tour de France… The nearest city is Toulouse and it’s around 30km west of Foix… Grotte du Mas d’Azil (Google Maps) As a rule for research if a road has a profile on the Dangerous Roads (link is external) website, it’s usually going to be fairly interesting, with a few hairpins or novelty features. The site doesn’t seem to take into account the main danger of cycling on roads… I’ll let you work that one out… so anywhere deemed too dangerous for many to drive may well even end up safer.
Anyway, tangent over, this one doesn’t seem too bad by Dangerous Roads’ usual fare of South American dirt track mountain passes, and is instead just 420m long with a decent surface, lighting throughout […]
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