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Ride under the tallest bridge in the world: 24km +440m

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Elevation gain



1h30 2h00

Best seasons

spring & summer



Physical & technical

Did you know that the Millau Viaduc is the tallest bridge in the world? In fact, it surpasses the Eiffel Tower by 19 meters! To appreciate this marvel from the ground, you can take the route of the Millau Viaduc greenway.

To reach the Millau Viaduc greenway, you briefly follow a small section of road from the parking lot. You’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the Millau Viaduc. Following a combination of wide gravel tracks and narrow trails, you’ll meander along the banks of the Tarn River until you catch a glimpse of the charming village of Peyre across from you.

A few kilometers further, the paths become slightly steeper, with an ascent on gravel. After this climb, you’ll descend until you reach a junction with a country road. Turn right to take a short descent, then climb for a few kilometers to reach Craissac. When you arrive in the village, I advise you to be cautious of Lana, a shepherd dog who is very attracted to wheels and tires! However, don’t worry, she doesn’t bite, she just wants to play, even with bicycles. She may also approach car wheels. If you encounter Lana, I recommend you to stop, as her owners are never too far away and they will call her back so that you can continue your journey safely.

After this stage, the route becomes very diverse. You will travel on country roads, gravel tracks, single tracks, and even a small grassy path to reach the hamlet of Luzençon. Luzençon is a charming village perched on a hill, offering breathtaking views of the Tarn Valley and the city of Millau. When you arrive in the village, you may need to get off your bike if you take the pedestrian path as there is a slight uphill.

Once at the top, you can admire the panoramic view from the elevated platform. Take some time to rest and enjoy the scenery before retracing your steps, this time using the road for the descent.

Next, you head towards St-Georges-de-Luzençon. If you feel like a snack, I recommend making a stop at the Boulangerie-Pâtisserie Le Fournil des 3 Moulins. You can even taste a specialty from Aveyron called “Flaune,” a dessert made with ewe’s milk curd! Originating from Millau, this recipe is a regional and seasonal dessert, traditionally prepared in spring and summer when the curd is obtained during the sheep’s milk production period. Enjoy!

Afterward, you’ll take some paths to reach the Millau Viaduc greenway and return to the parking lot.

This route is relatively short, but it allows you to discover the surrounding landscape of Millau. It is also accessible for all skill levels.

Millau 24km
Map & GPX



free parking

Near Millau
Best Addresses




Restaurant au Jeu de Paume

Grilled meats, seafood cooked on a griddle, and a wine bar


Homemade cuisine, on the terrace

cuisine maison, en terrasse



Local specialties, homemade products, view of the Millau Viaduct - open from late May to mid-September


La Brasserie du Larzac

Craft beers


Boulangerie-Pâtisserie Le Fournil des 3 Moulins*



Hôtel Château de Creissels



Couvent de la Salette & Spa



Domaine des Ondes

Bed and breakfast


Les Caselles

Bed and breakfast


Hôtel de la Muse




Cascade des Baumes

Take a stroll to the Cascade des Baumes in Saint-Rome-de-Tarn

Peyre, la Couvertoirade, Saint-Eulalie-de-Cernon

Visit the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" (Most Beautiful Villages of France)

Take a leisurely stroll through villages designated as "Plus Beaux Villages de France" such as Peyre or La Couvertoirade. The village of Saint-Eulalie de Cernon is also very charming


Cave Roquefort Papillon

Visit the Roquefort Papillon Caves during a free guided tour in Roquefort-sur-Soulzon


5 hiking trails from Millau to les Gorges du Tarn

Discover the 5 hiking trails from Millau to the Gorges du Tarn

Grands Causses Espace Trail

Découvrez le département en Trail

Discover marked trail routes. "Grands Causses Espace Trail" offers 35 circuits for all levels, covering 750 km of approved trail


  • L'Aligot

  • Le Roquefort

  • Les Tripoux

  • La Soupe au Fromage

  • Les Farçous
  • L'Estofinado


  • Le Gâteau à la Broche
  • La Fouace

  • La Flaune

  • Les Échaudés

Tourisme Aveyron

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