Myself and a few other buddies on Ducati's or other bikes of character, are planning the trip below in May 2010.
Feel free to join if you're interested.
Max (Paris, France)
Our trip description:
The Massif Central is an elevated region in south-central France, consisting of mountains and plateaus. It's the biggest range of mountains in France. Many extinct volcanoes can be found there, indeed the largest concentration in the world with 450 volcanoes. But more importantly maybe, The Massif Central is a tremendous reservoir of twisting roads...
Tour starts and ends in Lyon, east-central France.
Tour duration: 6 nights, 6 days.
Days of riding some of the best twisties France has to offer: 6, with the option to rest on Day 3 of the tour. (But you don't want to miss the Gorges du Tarn and the Millau Viaduct, do you?)
Mileage per day: 180-220, depending on the itinerary for the day.
Overnight stays: Lyon on May 8, Mont-Dore on May 9, Florac on May 10 & 11, Aubenas on May 12, and Le Puy-en-Velay on May 13.
Accommodation is planned in independent, reasonably-priced quality hotel-restaurants providing "high quality service, authenticity and the discovery of local specialties." (See Logis de France hotels: http://www.logis-de-france.fr/uk/