Long Distance Mountain Bike Trail, Stage 2 – From Malaucène to Bedoin MALAUCèNE


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After a long climb up the cirque and the crête du Saint Amand (615 m), you’ll be rewarded with a clear view of the famous chalky ridges of the Dentelles de Monmirail. The remainder of the trail to Lafare, is downhill, through the village of Suzette, and a landscape of pine trees and vineyards.The section after Lafare, which is very hilly, is one of the most physically demanding on this trail. You’ll pass through a succession of hilltop villages, such as La Roque-Alric and Le Barroux, towards Le Lac du Paty and surrounding area, following a series of beautiful single-track paths. However, during the next section – a pretty trail leading to la Madeleine mountain pass (448 m) – you’ll be able to catch your breath a little. Next, you pass through the amazing ochre landscapes of Font du Loup, before wending your way gently back to Bedoin, the southern gateway to the mythical Mont Ventoux.

Practical information

Distance, difficulty, parking ...

Distance: 42,70 km

Level: difficle

Difference: 1244 m

After Malaucène, a town renowned for cycling, and the northern gateway to Mont Ventoux, you’ll head towards the Dentelles de Montmirail region.


Longitude: 5.131826
Latitude: 44.17399