Rob Bennett's Party Mix

This week, Rob Bennett introduces us to some truly spectacular locations in France and Alaska.

Whether you’re in the mood for something short and easy, or a ride that will have your heart pumping and your legs burning, this collection has a ride for you.

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BLOIS TO AMBOISE

The ride starts in the town of Blois with some entertaining stunt cycling. The first few miles of this flat route feature open Loire countryside before passing through many small picturesque villages and past cliff dwellings that are typical of the area. The ride ends at the Château Royal d'Amboise in the medieval town centre. This is a fast ride that can be ridden Fulgaz, or at a leisurely pace taking in the scenery.

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36.19km
DISTANCE
1:17:21
DURATION
79m
ELEVATION

SAINT-CIRQ-LAPOPIE TOWPATH

This is a very short ride along the remarkable Ganil Towpath running alongside the Lot river. The section cut into the sheer rock face is extremely rough and uneven and as such it’s not possible to ride at speed. Enjoy it as a short warm-up or sightseeing and don’t fall in the river!

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4.2km
DISTANCE
0:11:18
DURATION
16m
ELEVATION

GORGES DU TARN

The Tarn Gorge is one of the longest and deepest in Europe and starts from the old town of Le Rozier. This is the most spectacular section of the gorge with cliff faces and rock formations towering above the balcony road that was built in 1905 as a specific tourist route. It was showcased in the 2015 Tour De France when the Tour passed along the entire length of the Gorge.

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22.3km
DISTANCE
0:46:47
DURATION
167m
ELEVATION

GORGES DE GALAMUS

This is one of the most extraordinary roads you’ll ever experience. Situated in the Pyrenees foothills the ride starts from the local town’s Saturday morning market before a shortish climb up to the gorge. The road cuts through the vertiginous limestone cliff faces with sheer drops down to the River Agly below. The ride turns around halfway at a small village and heads back to the town square via the gorge again.

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18.26km
DISTANCE
0:46:01
DURATION
227m
ELEVATION

MENDENHALL GLACIER

Mendenhall Glacier is one of the most beautiful and accessible glaciers in North America, a short distance from downtown Juneau, Alaska. The ride heads out on Glacier Highway towards the beautiful Mendenhall Loop Road finishing with views of the glacier just after the visitor centre. This view is likely to disappear out of sight over the next few years as the glacier retreats further as a result of global warming.

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17.02km
DISTANCE
0:48:19
DURATION
77m
ELEVATION

MONT SAINT-MICHEL

Setting off from Château des Montgommery in Ducey, the ride is mainly flat through the open Normandy countryside. The first views of the UNESCO world Heritage site of Mont Saint-Michel come several miles before it is reached such is the imposing nature of the Abbey. The ride ends with a cycle along the causeway (the tide is out!) that was used as the 2016 Grand Depart of the Tour de France.

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21.09km
DISTANCE
0:46:45
DURATION
105m
ELEVATION

MAGNE TO DAMVIX

Enjoy the tranquil and picturesque green waterways of the Vendée region in western France. The first half of this flat ride takes in typical French farming countryside and small villages before we cycle along the riverbanks to the picturesque quayside village of Damvix.

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24.68km
DISTANCE
0:53:08
DURATION
73m
ELEVATION

ROCAMADOUR MEDIEVAL VILLAGE CLIMB

A short but steep climb up through the streets of the remarkable French Medieval village of Rocamadour, the 2nd most visited attraction in France. If you’re not confident with the steep gradients, ride on steady mode and take in the views of this unique village.

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3.46km
DISTANCE
0:13:31
DURATION
131m
ELEVATION