Rail-bike in the Gorges du Doux

We took advantage of the summer-like weather of these last days (21° and blue sky) to go down the Gorges du Doux by rail-bike. The descent is about 12 kms long and the tour takes a little over two hours (going back with the railcar). We enjoyed the 6 last kilometers most, because not only is the slope more steep so that we don’t have to pedal anymore ;-), but also because the landscape is more interesting there.

The general mood was rather nice, with a friendly and attentive staff.

Website : http://www.velorailardeche.com

 

Vélorail des Gorges du Doux - Ferme de Prémaure - Chambre d'hôtes Ardèche

The Rail-bike, or “Cyclo-Draisine”

 

 

Vélorail des Gorges du Doux - Ferme de Prémaure - Chambre d'hôtes Ardèche

The rail-bikes follow one another every 50 meters on the track

 

Vélorail des Gorges du Doux - Ferme de Prémaure - Chambre d'hôtes Ardèche

Passage along the Gorges du Doux

 

Vélorail des Gorges du Doux - Ferme de Prémaure - Chambre d'hôtes Ardèche

Ride through a tunnel at an amazing speed: less than 25 km/h!

 

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