Vaucluse Long Distance Mountain Bike Trail in 7 Stages

La Provence à Vélo

Route

Difficulty

Difficult

Duration

360h

Distance

0km

Positive elevation

10180 meters

Negative elevation

10543 meters

Altitude

Min. 111 meters

Max. 1526 meters

  • circuit
  • variante
  • voie verte
  • liaison

Departure

Savoillans

Arrival

Mérindol

Parking

Mérindol

Downloads

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GPX track

The tourist service at Savoillans :

All year round, discover an exceptional area between Mont Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail, the Vaucluse and Luberon mountains, through authentic landscapes, picturesque villages and remarkable nature, along a technical and involved route.
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Stage 1: Savoillans › Malaucène
The route starts in the mysterious Toulourenc Valley, offering a physical and technical opening stage. An initial ascent of the Giant of Provence then offers a change of pace for a memorable descent to Malaucène
Stage 2: Malaucène › Bédoin
The Dentelles de Montmirail's famous limestone ridges set you a challenge. Via a series of fantastic single tracks with lots of changes of tempo, among rocky laminae, pine forests and vineyards, you reach Bédoin, the southern gateway to Mont Ventoux
Stage 3: Bédoin › Aurel
A first ascent of 15 km with a 1,000-m elevation gain towards the highest part of Ventoux takes you to the heart of the Biosphere Reserve. With steep paths, passages overlooking the valley, fast and fun descents, breathtaking panoramas, etc., it is an exceptional stage
Stage 4: Aurel › Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
From the Sault plateau and its lavender fields, the itinerary reaches the magnificent Nesque River Canyons via steep paths. The route then disappears into the Vaucluse mountains before turning towards the Luberon through a succession of rocky vales
Stage 5: Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt › Vitrolles-en-Luberon
After several kilometres among vines and cherry trees, the route enters the Colorado of Provence along sandy single tracks. The next very hilly section follows beautiful trails along ridges and overlooking the valleys for an incursion into Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, before climbing up the massive slopes of the Luberon mountains
Stage 6: Vitrolles-en-Luberon › Lauris
The ridges of the Grand Luberon and the summit (Mourre Nègre 1,125 m.) offer a striking panorama. This is followed by a long descent to Claparèdes plateau and its succession of lavender fields and bories. After the verdant vale of Aiguebrun, the itinerary changes mountain massif to climb the Petit Luberon and turn to head south.
Stage 7: Lauris › Mérindol
This stage begins with a tough ascent, with an unbeatable view of the Durance and Alpilles mountains, all the way to mystical Cèdres forest. The route then veers north to join the foothills and their medieval villages. A few slopes and playful paths take you to old Mérindol and the end of the adventure.

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