D12 : Argentat - Beaulieu-Sur-Dordogne

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4 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5
Straights : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.0
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.5
Road Surface : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Police Presence : green 2 Motorcycle Road2.0
Hazards : green 4 Motorcycle Road3.5

Route Added By : ridersrest
Date : March 14, 2009
Length : 20 kms / 12.4 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
July 19, 2011 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

Having done most of the routes recommended by ridersrest I agree with all his comments. The guy knows what he is on about. As a slight deviation from his route (found accidentally after getting lost)After leaving Argantat you hit the N120.Turn left for ten miles then right onto the D41 through to Beaulieu_Sur-Dordogne. The D41 is 16 miles of real twisty tarmac without traffic. Mind you if you get lost in this area it doesn't really matter.

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  • Ozzie
  • BMW R1200GS
  • score: 43
March 14, 2009 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Open country and fast twisties

Can be combined as part of the following route:

Distance: 160 Miles; 255 Kms

Towns: Treignac, Egletons, Gimmel-les-Cascades, Tulle, St Chamant, Argentat, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Collonges-la-Rouge, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Donzenac, Uzerche, Masseret, Chamberet.

Regions: Limosin (Correze)

Roads: D16, D1089 (N89), D1120 (N120), D12, D940, D38, D158, D920, D20, D3, D132,

Attractions: Gimmel-les-Cascades, Argentat, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Collonges-la-Rouge

Coffee Stops: There are plenty of places to stop for coffee along this route. Tulle, Egletons, Argentat, Masseret, Gimmel-les-Cascades, Argentat, Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, Collonges-la-Rouge

Description: This route is so adaptable with excellent roads criss-crossing it to allow you to shorten or lengthen the enjoyment. Starts off reasonable technical but then opens up from Egletons for some good sticky open fast roads through the romantic Dordogne. Stopping at Argentat for Lunch then on through some winding roads and picturesque villages - along the Dordogne. before once again picking up some open country and fast twisties. You do have to cut through Brive however it is worth the effort to get to the D920 however if you want to byepass Brive drop onto the A20 (Non Toll) for a couple of junctions and get off at Donzenac to continue the route.

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  • ridersrest
  • Rocket 3; FJR1300; M-G Stelvio
  • score: 85