Autumn Weekend and General Assembly at Nant (Aveyron), November 8th to 10th 2019
Du 08 novembre 2019 au 10 novembre 2019
Nant -general view (Photo Guy Cambessedes)
This year we will gather at Nant (Aveyron) for our autumn weekend and the 2019 General Meeting.
Please find below the different items :
- Presentation of the area
- Bike rides
- Note by the Board
- General Assembly
- Other activities and visits
Presentation of Nant
This year we will organize our autumn weekend in the Aveyron. Nant is at the edge of the Cevennes mountains, where they meet the high, arid plateaus of the Causses. The mediaeval town lies on the River Dourbie, a raging torrent that, from its source near Mont Aigoual, has cut the Dourbie Gorge to the east, and the Dourbie Canyon to the north on its way towards the Tarn at Millau. This time we won’t be riding as far as Mont Aigoual, an area that we explored at our Camprieu week in 2011, but there will be a few cols to satisfy our end-of-season needs. Within a 40km radius, besides the Dourbie and Mt. Aigoual, there are several tourist sites to satisfy our curiosity, such as the Tarn Gorge, Millau and its Viaduct, Saint-Affrique, Roquefort, and the Chaos of Montpellier-le-Vieux…
We’ll be staying at the Village Soleil Evasion, Domaine du Roc Nantais, a centre run by Cap France, who have agreed to stay open after the school holidays to accommodate us. To get to Nant by car, take the A75, exit La Cavalerie, 15 km away. By train, there is Millau, 35 km away, and by TGV, Montpellier, 90 km distant. As usual, we will hold our General Assembly on the Saturday afternoon, to take stock of the year’s finances and activities.
Saturday and Monday morning bike rides will be organised for road bikes and mountain bikes. They all are quite easy and appropriate for all members. The MTB rides have been tested. If the cols are few in number, the landscapes will satisfy the most demanding of cycletourists. Descriptions of the routes, and GPS tracks, will be made available on our website in the autumn.
R1 : “Dourbie et Trézevel”, 54 km et 800 m up will lead you to col de La Pierre Plantée and col de Rhodes.
R2 : with 62 km and 900 m up, you will visit the Causses of Campestre and of Larzac and you will pass 3 cols.
V1 : you will start from the hotel, and, along 26 km et 800 m up, you will discover 3 cols between the Dourbie river and the Causse.
V2 : after a 18 km drive by car, you will ride to “source du Burle”! And you will pass 3 cols along 23 km and 650 m up.
Village Soleil Evasion, Domaine du Roc Nantais, Faubourg Bas,12230 NANT
Our accommodation stands less than 200m from the centre of Nant, in a park of 3 hectares. The rooms are spacious, and have separate bathrooms and WCs. All the usual facilities will be available (bike storage, car parking, WI-FI etc.).
There is a public car park next to the Domaine du Roc Nantais, where camping cars are permitted (as in the other public car parks in Nant) but there are no service connections (electricity, water).
Note by the board
If you take charge of your accommodation elsewhere than in the holiday village, please inform us of your participation in the stay, for 3 reasons :
To be able to correctly size joint events (information sessions, welcome and farewell drinks).
To be able to plan a division into several groups on the courses in order to improve everyone’s safety.
For a better understanding of all the unexpected by the organizers.
For booking, please download the PDF booking form, here under, and fill it colmpletely.
Please note, the booking form comprises two pages : the Booking Form itself (please fill in all relevant sections and sign at the bottom), and the Conditions of Operation of the ‘Solidarity Fund’, that you should sign as well. If you are bringing a companion, please sign them up as an associate member with your Area Delegate, and don’t forget to write their associate member number in the space provided. If, and only if, a participant does not have FFCT insurance, they must take out the obligatory insurance for accidents on the Booking Form. Considering cancellations participation in the Solidarity Fund is included in the cost of the reservation.
According to the times of your arrival and departure, the price will vary :
- If you arrive Friday in time for dinner and leave Sunday after breakfast the price is 134 euros
- If you arrive for lunch on Saturday, and leave Sunday morning, the half-board price is 61 euros plus the Saturday lunch at 17.50 euros
- If you arrive for lunch on Saturday, and leave on Sunday after lunch, the full-board price is 71 euros plus Saturday lunch at 17.50 euros.
- If you do not require accommodation (round trip on Saturday or accommodation by your own means), you may take the Saturday lunch (17.50 euros), the Saturday dinner (21.50 euros) and/or Sunday lunch (17.50 euros). Saturday’s dinner is more elaborate.
Some may be tempted to stay until Monday 11th.We have agreed with our hosts the possibility to stay a supplementary night (Sunday to Monday) with breakfast on Monday. You can find this on the form as ‘Option’ at 33 euros. There will be no dinner provided on Sunday, so you will have to make your own arrangements.
You can pay by cheque, or by transfer to the Club’s account. Because of the extra costs involved, we cannot take payments by PayPal.
The allocation of places will be made in the order of date of posting of payment, either by cheque or bank transfer. For the former, it is the dated postmark which counts, for the latter, please send us a copy of the transfer order. If the accommodation is full, a waiting list will be established, with the same system of priority as the payments already received .
The last date for bookings is 30th September 2019..
Trombinoscope, something new :
When we come together at our Holiday Weeks (and other gatherings), we see many friends and acquaintances without always being certain of their names, and we may be shy of asking them. To rectify this, as announced at the AG at Bedoin last year, we are going to present each participant with a ‘trombinoscope’ showing the faces, names and membership numbers of those who have sent us these details and authorised their use in the trombinoscope on the Club website. You can send a digital photo of your face only as a jpg file of good definition and quality, with an aspect ratio of ¾, with your name and membership number, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or directly to email@example.com who will send it on. Please tick the box ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the booking form to indicate your agreement or not. If neither is ticked, a negative response will be assumed. If you send a photograph on paper with your booking form, it will only be used for the trombinoscope at the autumn Weekend.
Club des Cent Cols General Meeting
It will take place saturday afternoon. For more details please go to page Assemblée Générale.
The notice of meeting and the statutory documents will be distributed as usual via an Info Cent Cols in October and will be available on the website.
At the end of the work, a pot will allow us to meet again in a less formal form.
Other activities or visits
For those accompanying, we can suggest some visits near Nant.
- La Couvertoirade and la Cavalerie, cités templières
- The Roquefort cheese cellars
- Millau and its bridge
- Thevillages of la Dourbie (les Cuns, Cantobre, Saint-Véran et la Roque-Sainte-Marguerite)