|Villevieille - Barjac||140km|
|41km off-road||April / October|
Quick GLR 2 overview
The GLR 2 motorcycle adventure route will lead you for over 140 kilometers through the Gard region of Southern-France. 41 kilometers of those will traverse over off-road sections. If the going gets tough, The Back-up Tracks will support you with 7 different sections. With a total of 5 connecting GLRs to this GLR 2, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!
GLR 2 Route info
Heading for the Camargue region, or are you avoiding the hottest region of France? The GLR 2 answers both yes to those questions! The GLR 2 functions as a connection between the GLR 1 and GLR 3 to reach the Camargue region. On the other hand, it functions as a great alternative to connect the GLR 11 to the GLR 4.
Whatever your motivations are, the GLR 2 will treat you well! From this south- to north-route, you’ll start in Villevieille. From there you ride over a total of 140 kilometers north to the endpoint of the GLR in Barjac. Despite it’s shorter length, it turns out this shorty holds some punches behind its sleeve. Expect rocky roads with dry vegetation on the side. Almost a third of the route is off-road-section, so be prepared to spend a full day on it! After that adventurous day, check out which routes connect to the GLR 2 by clicking the button below!
GLR 2 Region
The GLR 2 Adventure route will traverse the entire department of Gard in the south-east of France. With the bordering departments of the Ardèche and Hérault, it’s the perfect connecting GLR to explore the region.
Gard is located in the Occitanie region of Southern France. The department is named after the Gardon river. What makes the department worth visiting is its rich history. The Gard region was settled by the Romans back in classical times. During the mid-1800s, the region became a beneficiary of early railway development.
The build of an important railway junction caused an increase in the local economy. Due to the growth in wealth and the arrival of influential people, several luxurious hotels were built. Nowadays Gard is famous for its Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct across the Gardon River. Gards préfecture is Nîmes. Known for its well preserved Roman monuments like Maison Carée and the Arena of Nîmes. Its second major city Alès functions as a gateway to Cévennes National Park in the west.
In the south, the department borders the Camargue Natural Park. Due to its geographic setting, Gard holds some records of the highest measured temperatures of France. A fun fact of the region is that Gard is also the home of the source of Perrier. An internationally sold carbonated mineral water. Both the spring and the facility are located near the commune of Vergèze.
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Adventurising isn’t only about getting as fast from A to B! A Region has so much more to offer! That’s why I give you some suggestions about things to do while Adventurising the GLR 2.
Pont du Gard
The Arena of Nîmes
Cirque de Navacelles
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Continue your GLR 2 Adventure by connecting different GLRs. To make your life even simpler, I’ve put together all the options down below!
Connections in Villevieille
Don’t want to head toward the Mediterranean Sea? Use the GLR 11 to head further west. The GLR 11 ends in Octon which functions as the connection between the Pyrenean- and Mediterranean part of the GLR Network. You’ll enjoy this GLR over 118km of which 29 off-road.
Connections in Barjac
At the finish of the GLR 2 in Barjac, you have three options to continue your adventure on the GLR Network! Head west with the GLR 1. This motorcycle route will show you the way for 226 kilometers of which 61 off-road. The GLR 1 ends in Montfalgaux.
Do you want to head towards the Alps? The GLR 4 will give you a little preview of what it’s like! This GLR stretches over 201 km west. 48 Of those will be off-road. The GLR 4 ends in Sault.
Do you want to take the fastest route to the higher alps? Take the special GLR 27! The adventure route shares its first kilometers with the GLR 4, but after those, it will head up north for 195 kilometers. 38 km of the GLR 27 will navigate you over off-road terrain. You end your GLR 27 adventure in Lalouvesc.
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The GLR 49 motorcycle adventure route leads you for over 125 kilometers through the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County of Croatia and the Inner Carniola & South-east Slovenia regions of Slovenia. 78 of those kilometers will traverse over off-road sections. If the going gets tough, The Back-up Tracks will support you with 3 different sections. With a total of 3 connecting GLRs to this GLR 49, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!
The GLR 48 motorcycle adventure route leads you for over 361 kilometers through the Goriška Coastal–Karst regions of Slovenia and the Istria and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County regions of Northern Croatia. 113 of those kilometers will traverse over off-road sections. If the going gets tough, The Back-up Tracks will support you with 13 different sections. With a total of 5 connecting GLRs to this GLR 48, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!
The GLR 47 motorcycle adventure route leads you for over 88,9 kilometers through the Goriška / Inner Carniola regions of Slovenia. 65,1 of those kilometers will traverse over off-road sections. If the going gets tough, The Back-up Tracks will support you with 4 different sections. With a total of 5 connecting GLRs to this GLR 47, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!