Saint-Saturnin-Les-Apt, Villars, Rustrel, Gignac, Caseneuve, Viens, Cereste, Montjustin, Vitrolles-En-Luberon
Long Distance Mountain Bike Trail, Stage 7 – From Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt to Vitrolles-en-Luberon
Min. 278 meters
Max. 695 meters
The tourist service at Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt :Although this section presents no real difficulties, there is one particular highlight that will take you through the Luberon’s renowned ochre massif. After a brief detour into the Alpes-Haute-Provence department, you’ll head for the Grand Luberon mountain range, along enjoyable and varied paths.
The scenic route down to the valley, that you’ll hit shortly after Viens, will quickly awaken the mountain biker in you! The trail leads to the banks of the Calavon river, then through an old abandoned railway tunnel, to Céreste. After this little foray into the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, you’ll cycle along the ridges of Montjustin and its village, renovated by Giono and friends. You’ll then climb the vast undulating hills of the Grand Luberon mountain range before racing down the western slopes to Vitrolles-en-Luberon, nestled in the southern foothills.
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To be noted
Before departure, make sure to consult the Prevention of fire risks in Vaucluse website, to respect the massif closures. (T. +33 (0)18.104.22.168.11)
This itinerary is best suited to autumn and spring
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
- Rocky and sandy single-track trails in the Ochre massif
- Rocky path towards Rustrel
- Crested single track along the Provencal Colorado
- Calavon river bank, and former railway tunnel before Céreste.