Saint-Saturnin-Les-Apt, Lioux, Murs, Gordes, Cabrieres-D'avignon, Saumane-De-Vaucluse, Le Beaucet, La Roque-Sur-Pernes, Fontaine-De-Vaucluse
Long Distance Mountain Bike Trail, Stage 5 – From Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
Min. 80 meters
Max. 662 meters
The tourist service at Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt :Set off from Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, and after cycling through vineyards and orchards you will soon reach the rural valley of Font Jouval.
From Murs, speed along to the beautiful valley known as 'Combe de Véroncle', then onto a challenging trail. You will come out at the village of Gordes, famous for its dry-stone buildings. After Gordes, the route brings you into the Sénancole valley, in the heart of a stunning mineral landscape. After this it's a long uphill stretch lined with boxwood through the Grande Combe valley to the Rocher des Trois Luisants (alt. 661m), followed by a lengthy descent alternating between tracks and trails in a rough landscape of limestone and stones, as far as Saumane-de-Vaucluse and its castle. A final effort will bring you to the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse, from where you can enjoy one last, thrilling downhill stretch, with your sights set on the meandering river Sorgue and its source.
To be noted
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
- Ascents and descents between wild valleys and rocky peaks.
- Following a programme of stops in legendary and charming villages: Gordes, Fontaine de Vaucluse, and Saumane, and its castle!