In the heart of the Luberon Regional Nature Park, routes alternate between contrasting landscapes, passing through the green of the forests and the orange shades of the former quarries. Jump on your bike and go and try the best cycle routes in the Luberon.
Around the Luberon by bike
Start your adventure with the 236 km of the ‘Luberon by bike’ route.
Cycle at your own pace between the Luberon’s hilltop villages, stopping to see rich Provençal heritage. Wash houses, fountains, and chapels, as well as little farmer’s markets and artisanal boutiques… So many great reasons to ride your bike through these picturesque lanes. Carefully selected for their beauty, the roads of this circuit will lead you through spectacular landscapes between cliffs, garrigues, and a cedar forest.
Difficulty: Intermediate 236 km
For the foodies
Get yourself to Apt for a sweet snack! Famous for its candied fruits, it would be a crime not to give them a try during your trip.
Poppy fields, vineyards, villages… the Luberon’s landscapes in the springtime
Follow the blue signs for this route
The Luberon’s villages
Explore the village of Bonnieux as part of this route
“The Mediterranean by bike” greenway with the family
Who hasn’t dreamed of travelling through Provence by bike?
Thanks to the “The Mediterranean by bike” Greenway, a section of the Mediterranean by bike / EuroVelo 8, hear the cicadas singing and smell the sweet fragrances of the lavender fields. This route, ideal for families, allows you to explore several parts of the Luberon and boasts typically Provençal landscapes. As you cycle along the Calavon river, you’ll come across old train stations and the incredible Pont Julien, which dates from the Roman Empire. You’ll also see the Luberon’s hilltop villages in the distance!
Good to know
The vast majority of the route follows the Calavon Greenway which takes over from a former railway line. You’ll be able to cycle in total tranquillity on a path far from dangerous traffic.
The Luberon: a land of cycling
The Luberon never ceases to enchant cycling enthusiasts and offers cycle routes to discover the most beautiful landscapes…
We have selected the ‘Ochres by bike’ route for you, which is full of Provençal charm. This itinerary follows a large, 51 km route, linking the beautiful villages of Roussillon, Rustrel, Gargas, Apt and Villars with little roads that are not often used.
You will also be able to cycle on the ‘Pays d’Aigues by bike’ route through the heart of vineyards and medieval villages. A snippet of some of the places you will see as part of this cycle route include Lourmarin and its art galleries, Cucuron and its lovely lake, as well as La Tour d’Aigues and its incredible history.
For the foodies
Bastide du Laval oil mill in the Pays d’Aigues will help you discover everything there is to know about the delicious olive! Oils and home-made tapenades will inevitably whet your appetite!
The Espace VTT Provence Luberon Lure®
A comprehensive and organised mountain bike offer
The espace VTT-FFC key figures:
– 63 routes,
– 1060 km,
– 6 main GPS circuits,
– 2 certified main itineraries,
There are over 1,500 km of land in total to explore in this historic and emblematic land of mountain biking, while respecting the natural environment, where you can discover the natural and cultural heritage of the Luberon Regional Natural Park.
Did you know?
The Luberon Regional Natural Park is recognized by UNESCO as a Luberon-Lure Biosphere Reserve and World Geopark.
Video: Espace VTT FFC Luberon Lure
Between Vaucluse and the Alpes de Haute Provence, this new space is a unique playground for all lovers of mountain biking, with its marked circuits, 6 great tours and 2 major itineraries. The space offers more than 1,500 km dedicated to cycling.