MTG1 01 Roundtrip Montherme Hargnies Furnay Rocroi Montherme
Published: 26/10/2019
Basin de Whitaker
This route from the Motorbike guide France part 1 is a tour in the French-Belgian Ardennes.
Bert Loorbach, the writer, is an enthusiastic motorcyclist himself and lived in France for a year and a half. During that time he devoted himself to mapping the unknown and beautiful roads of France especially for motorcyclists.

This is the first route from the book originally called The French Ardennes and was 90 km.
Start and end point Monthermé, where there is also a hotel to spend the night. There are also a number of campsites in the vicinity and at the lake of Les Mazures, these are listed as POIs.

To reach the minimum length of 2 hours I have deviated slightly from the route and the total length is now 129 km.
Instead of taking the D989 to Hargnies, we take the N935 via Houdremont. From Hargnies we drive Vireux-Molhain.
Along the way you pass several villages with nice old streets, a small restaurant and bars.
A number of sights, restaurants and snack bars are included as POIs.

RP8 in the town of Vireux-Molhain can be paused, there are a number of snack bars and restaurants.
RP10 Fumay is the ancient capital of the slate and known for its purplish color. The streets in the old center are very narrow and winding.
RP11 Rocroi is a small fortified town.
RP12 from Rocroi to Revin you drive along the winding Vallée de la Misère road.
RP13 in the town of Revin can be paused, there are a number of snack bars and restaurants.
RP15 from here the river Maas runs past a large rock formation "Les Dames de Meuse".

This route is a nice short tour for half a day, including stops, in a nice area with reasonable roads.
I therefore rate this with 3 stars.

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D8051 from Fumay to Rocroi
RP15 Les Dames de Meuse
Useful links:
Hôtel Indépendant les Boucles de Meuse
Camping Lac Des Vieilles Forges

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This MRA route collection contains 25 beautiful motorcycle routes in different parts of France, such as the Ardennes, Alsace, Vercors, the Drôme, the Ardèche, Cote d'Azure, Gorges du Verdon, the Ariège, the Dordogne and Brittany.

The routes have been carefully made by Bert Loorbach, who himself is an enthusiastic motorcyclist. He lived in France for a year and a half and during that time he focused on mapping the unknown and beautiful roads of France especially for motorcyclists.

The routes are bundled in the Motortourgids France part 1 of Kosmos publishing house and now also available in MyRouteApp.

I have taken over the routes in MRA and sometimes adjusted something to make them even more interesting for the motorcyclist.