Carladez en Aveyron

-The lava flow-

Mountain Bike Trails

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 3.3 km
Positive Elevation: 46 m
Time: 1h20

Let yourself be told a story of magma and stone

All along these 8-shaped loops you will come across our friends foot hikers. Do not let this turn you away from getting on these hikes, you’d miss out on a nice discovery. These itineraries share all of the tracks used by the two Fantasy Walks created around Lacroix-Barrez. One of them is themed on “from magma to stone” in which you will learn about volcanoes. But enough said, let’s get on our bikes!

Points of interest:

  • Fantasy Walk
    Inhabitants and villagers work on their craft in their workshops, expressing themselves spontaneously and then setting up their wooden, iron or stone sculptures on the pathway. Looking at nature brings new ideas. As they keep watching nature, they improve, dare artistically. They want to welcome you, to steep you in Fantasy, with curiosity, humour, poetry. Let the magic work. In short, our children love them, and so will you.

Along the walk « Du magma à la pierre », we can easier understand the long history of our planet. Surprises abound such as Giant Basalt who rises from the lava flow.

Alternative 8a : Le Lac de la Fage
Duration : 00.40
Added elevation: 23m
Distance : 2,6km

1. On Square Cardinal Verdier in front of the sign telling you about the territory at the end of the square the statue is in your back and the church is on your right, make a left towards the stop road sign then immediately make a right after that sign. Make a right immediately and another right at the T-crossing, go all the way to the end of the street and turn left toward the cemetery,.

2. Go past the cemetery, keep to your left at the fork, then stay on the pathway La Fage until the small lake in which you will discover the activities from the Fantasy Walk ; then make a right at the lake and go back to the cemetery before taking the second road to your right just before the D904 before coming back to  square Cardinal Verdier.

Waypoints (in French only)

  • 01Depuis la place du Cardinal Verdier, au départ des panneaux, traverser la D904 et prendre tout de suite à droite en direction de Fraysse / Bars
  • 02400 m plus loin, suivre à nouveau le balisage vert du sentier de l’imaginaire en tournant à droite juste après une ruine et avant une grange sur un chemin bordé de murets. Après la découverte d’une mise en scène imaginaire, le chemin descend jusqu’à une petite route que l’on emprunte à droite pour rejoindre la D97.
  • 03Tourner à gauche, puis immédiatement à gauche, 30 m plus bas en direction de Biarsses Hautes. La route fait ensuite place à un chemin qui se faufile entre les murets pour rejoindre à nouveau la D97. Prendre à droite et découvrir les aménagements du sentier de l’imaginaire sur la coulée de lave. Remonter ensuite la D97 et à environ 100 m de la D904, prendre la petite route à droite puis au bout à gauche pour revenir au cœur du village.


Where to get advice and information?

At the Tourist Information Office
All the route guidelines are available in print at the Tourist Information Office, free of charge except the guidelines for foot walks..
12, Grand'Rue
12600 Mur-de-Barrez
Tél. : 05 65 66 10 16

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Where to equip, repair and wash your mountainbike?

Bruno Rieu – Rieu motos
Route de Lacroix-Barrez
12600 Mur-de-Barrez
Tél. : 05 65 66 05 79