Apt, Gargas, Saint-Saturnin-Les-Apt, Roussillon, Villars, Rustrel, Gignac, Caseneuve, Viens, Saint-Martin-De-Castillon, Castellet, Saignon

13 - Exploring the land of ochre by bike



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Positive elevation

1045 meters

Negative elevation

1 meters


Min. 212 meters

Max. 663 meters

  • circuit
  • variante
  • voie verte
  • liaison

Departure / Arrival

Apt - Office de tourisme / Apt - Office de tourisme


Apt - Office de tourisme


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Dépliant les ocres à vélo-2023

GPX track

The tourist service at Apt :

This itinerary passes through quiet, little, picturesque roads, and is suitable for all. You will see some of the most beautiful landscapes and most remarkable villages in the Natural Regional Park of Luberon.
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You won't need a map: signposts will give you directions both ways at every set of crossroads. In each village you go through, coloured signposts give you all the practical and fun information that you'll need. This is a 51-km loop which goes through Apt, Rustrel, Villars, Saint Saturnin les Apt, Roussillon and Gargas. If you want to shorten your trip, follow the yellow-ochre signs. A land of shapes and colours where the light changes according to seasons, the ochre quarries of the Vaucluse are exceptional natural sites. You'll be filled with the magic of the place. To protect these treasures, please respect the area and the harmony this soil has inherited. Have a lovely ride!
Itinerary created by PNR Luberon.

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public transport

OrMarseille St Charles TGV station / Aix en Provence TGV station, connection via TER stations - Manosque, La Brillanne and Meyrargues (Bus to Pertuis)


Tourist Office - Apt

road access

A7 - Cavaillon ExitA51 - Pertuis, Manosque or La Brillanne Exits

To be noted

The itineraries use roads open to all motorized vehicles, but with low traffic. Respect the highway code.
If you notice a problem on one of the Provence cycling routes report it with the Suricate app!: sentinelles.sportsdenature.fr
Access to the massifs
Respect the regulations preserving protected natural areas – find out about restrictions to accessing the massifs during fire risk periods, from 15 June to 15 September.
Before heading out, check the website

In short

  • Along little, quiet, picturesque roads
  • Exceptional natural sites
  • Panoramic views and ochre colours
  • Accessible to all