Isle sur la Sorgue à vélo @ Hocquel

Cycle routes around

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and its surroundings are particularly great for embarking on lovely bike rides. Get those calves moving and discover villages and landscapes of the Pays de Sorgues! Sound good?

All aboard at Pays de Sorgues

This itinerary makes for a nice, fresh, 27 km bike ride!

It’s the ideal route for a family day out discovering the treasures of the Pays de la Sorgue. In the village of Le Thor, you’ll have the choice between visiting Château de Thouzon or stocking up on fresh produce at the market (Wednesday and Saturday mornings) before getting on your bikes.

En route, you’ll cycle through cherry orchards, which make up typical scenery of the region! Why not stop for a picnic and soak up the peace and quiet of the iconic river? Next, it will be time for you to discover the beautiful village of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, with its canals, art and antiques!

Foodie destination

Take a well-deserved break at Mas de Cure Bourse. This hotel-restaurant welcomes its guests in a shady and sophisticated setting… And the bonus? There is a massage treatment area which is perfect for relaxing tired muscles overworked by the bike.

Isle sur la Sorgue à vélo @ Hocquel

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue by bike

Bike ride along the Sorgue

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue by bike

Visit Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue by bike

Visit Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

Follow the Sorgue on your bike

You’ll begin this itinerary in the picturesque streets of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue where waterwheels and canals play a major role in the village’s identity. You won’t have cycled far and you’ll have come across the Antiques Village – a paradise for those who love to find second-hand goods. Amateurs certainly don’t mess around and sometimes come from all over Europe in search of a rare pearl.

Get back on your bike and head in the direction of Saumane de Vaucluse, well-known for being the home of the castle belonging to the famous Marquis de Sade. Before the end of this loop back in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, see the chasm in Fontaine de Vaucluse where the source of the Sorgue can be found.

Filaventure à l'Isle sur la Sorgue @ Cande-Brunde

For the kids

The Filaventure Museum offers a fun tour of the museum led by Edgar the sheep… A great way of making the museum a fun and interesting experience for everyone!

Isle sur la Sorgue à vélo @ Hocquel

From Châteuneuf-de-Gadagne to the Thouzon caves

Jump on your bike and cycle past fields of vineyards in the direction of Châteauneuf de Gadagne!

Jump on your bike and cycle past fields of vineyards in the direction of Châteauneuf de Gadagne! This lovely 16 km loop leads to the village of Le Thor and the Thouzon caves… Geological formations and mineral curioisites await you in Provence’s only natural cave! To reward your tired calves, take a relaxing break on the banks of the Sorgue – you’ll come across it at the beginning and in the middle of your itinerary!

Don’t forget

Download the map to locate Bosch stations along the way, which allow you to recharge the batteries of your electric bikes so they don’t land up flat!

Grottes de Thouzon @ Hocquel