The D347 runs arrow straight between Mirebeau and Loudun, originally channeling the Romans northwards. This route has no time for this imperialist expansionism and opts for the roads weaving between villages and winding over hills.
Leaving hill of Mirebeau the road dips into the valley and rolls towards the beautiful Monts-sur-Guenses. From here the route is direct to Loudun, simple for navigation and rewarding to a committed effort.
If you haven't stopped for coffee in Mont-sur-Guenses, then there's plenty of choice in Loudun.
Leaving Loudun cross the ring road and head for Mouterre-Silly. Moncontour is the tower that you can see on the hill in the distance.
The village square at Moncontour is the last cafe stop or bottle refill that you'll need before heading back towards Mirebeau.
The road twists and rolls before the church at Mirebeau comes into sight. The church tower dodges backwards and forwards on the horizon, moving slowly closer.
The last rise into the village is almost the only local Strava segment, so save something for it and spend it all!