An unplanned little discovery for me today: the D252, through Le Percy and Monestier-le-Percy between Clelles and Croix de la Croix Haute.
Today’s ride was supposed to go to Mens for lunch, but seeing its name erased on the road signs, and big yellow ‘déviation’ signs near Clelles scuppered that idea. Unfortunately, the arterial E715/D1075 is not a great road for cyclists, being busy and fast, so a bit of creativity led us to search out a side road. And the D252 was a little gem, with views towards higher Alps (the Tête de l’Obiou ridge is around the 2500m range). And with no major dips or climbs, it cut out a few kilometres of main road slog, and allowed us to carry on our chatting.
Apologies for the singular photo (for now), but I was a bit slow realising what a worthwhile diversion this was.