|Gréoux Les-Bains - Villevieille||384km|
|103km off-road||April / October|
Quick GLR 3 overview
The GLR 3 Motorcycle Adventure Route leads you for over 384 kilometers through the Gard and Bouches-du-Rhône regions of Southern-France. 103 of those kilometers will traverse over off-road sections. If the going gets tough, The Back-up Tracks will support you with 15 different sections. With a total of 4 connecting GLRs to this GLR 3, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!
GLR 3 Route info
GLR 3 Region
With the GLR 3 you adventurise one of the hottest regions of France. First, you start your adventure in the Bouches-du-Rhône department. You’ll ride almost the entire length of the route through this region. Your final kilometers will cross the Gard region as well.
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 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 to 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 facility are located near the commune of Vergèze.
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 3.
Parc Naturel régional de Camargue
Another beautiful site to visit is the Camargue region. This network of brine water lagoons houses a great variety of flora and fauna. As mentioned earlier, it’s also known as a feeding ground for flamingos in summer.
Château des Beaux
Bouches-du Rhône has a rich history and some of that is still visible in the rural landscape. This medieval fortress was built in the 10th century but saw its heyday around the 15th century. Hundred years later the deconstruction was ordered by Louis XIII. You can visit the site of what remains and get a good understanding of the history of the region.
Camp des Milles
For the Adventurisers who are more interested in modern history, Camp des Milles is an interesting side to visit. This internment camp was opened in 1939 and has been chosen by UNESCO as its new Chair of Education for Citizenship, Human Sciences, and Shared Memories.
Massif des Calanques
As one of the natural beauties of the region, Massif des Calanques is also one of the most visited. This rugged but beautiful terrain is a dream for the person who loves the sea. This terrain stretches from Marseille to the east for about 20 kilometers, with its highest peak at Mont Puget at 565 meters altitude.
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Continue your GLR 3 Adventure by connecting different GLRs. To make your life even simpler, I’ve put together all the options down below!
Connections in Gréoux Les-Bains
You’ve finished the GLR 3 and you’re ready for some more adventure? Great! Choose the GLR 5 up north if you want the fastest route to the High Alps. This GLR will lead you for over 104 kilometers, of which almost 40 are off-road sections.
Your other option is the GLR 6 and doesn’t under for the number 5! The GLR 6 shows you the best roads for over 199 kilometers to the east. With a slightly higher percentage of off-road sections than the previous GLR, the GLR 6 is your route if you’re looking for the higher off-road percentage!
Connections in Villevieille
You’ve ended up in Villevieille and you’re ready for the next GLR? Take the GLR 2 up north. 140 kilometers of which 40 in off-road sections is relatively short, but nonetheless adventurous! This route is known to be warm and dry in summer, so be prepared!
Do you want to continue your journey to the west? Take the GLR 11. This route shows you a variety of landscapes. The GLR 11 is 118 kilometers in length and has several off-road sections which total 29 km. Take this route if you want to connect with the Pyrenean part of the GLR Network.
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