Gravel biking: ride with complete freedom

On the Vaucluse paths

It’s sometimes difficult to choose between a rural route along the narrow roads of Vaucluse, or a more rhythmic route along the rocky paths of Ventoux or the Luberon. Thanks to gravel bikes, your freedom is regained and you can cross all types of terrain. This freedom is guaranteed on a route dedicated to gravel biking in Vaucluse: time to start your dicovery!

What is Gravel biking?

An emerging discipline for amateurs and 2-wheel enthusiasts, Gravel biking allows for outings mixing roads, paths, and tracks… With this bike that is halfway between road bike and mountain bike, it is now possible to tackle mixed itineraries with varied terrain.
The itineraries are designed to add a dimension of discovery of the territory via its land and its Heritage.
The format is therefore ideal for itinerant stays alternating between varied landscapes, gourmet food breaks and visits: a program just like Vaucluse!

Gravel sur chemin en Vaucluse

Did you know?

The word “gravel” refers to both the bike and the practice.

Gravel sur route en Vaucluse

Specially designed itineraries

North of Ventoux

Around the Dentelles de Montmirail, along the vineyards, and for a discovery of the villages or at the foot of the Ventoux, several routes have been devised to allow you to use all the potential of your Gravel bike.

  • With successive climbs and descents on roads and slopes around the Dentelles de Montmirail, this route is short but demanding.
  • For a gentler but longer trip, go for the “Gravel Antik” itinerary that crosses villages with Provençal charm.

Top tip

You can also combine multiple itineraries for an itinerant trip.

Itinéraires Gravel en Vaucluse

A centre dedicated to Gravel biking in Rasteau

Good to know

The rental of bicycles by the centre is reserved for course participants

For an introduction to gravel biking and bikepacking

Would you like to know the full potential of Gravel biking? Visit the brand new site in Rasteau, where you can learn about cycling (business packages, mass distribution on the bike, autonomy, preparing a route, using GPS, adjustment/comfort, etc.), discover the heritage and land of the Vaucluse for a 3-day stay, or schedule a sports training course.

Practical centre


Centre Départemental de Plein Air et de Loisirs de Rasteau (CDPAL)
Tel: +33 (0) 4 90 16 14 60 – +33 (0)
Email: carine.pelagio@vaucluse.fr // cdpal@vaucluse.fr


1/2 day: €150€
Full day: €250


Important Information:
Maximum group size: 16 people
25 gravel bikes for rental
Luggage storage adapted to Bikepacking.

Don’t miss

Ventoux Gravel Classic – 24th and 25th October 2021

And this year, the event is gaining momentum by becoming the 3rd and final round of the France Gravel Challenge.
With 3 types of routes per day , ultra for warriors, or “bikepacking” over 2 days for adventurers, everything will be combined in this autumn rendezvous, a joyful and convivial moment to discover the regional natural park of Mont Ventoux.

Information and registration:
Résidences Escapades de Vaison la Romaine. – Stéphane Roy
06 74 57 01 89
or Olivier Brunaud – Egobike – 06 98 24 07 07 –
Registration: https://protiming.fr/Runnings/detail/5455


Following “Libre El” by Gravel bike at Mont Ventoux

Gravel bike at Mont Ventoux



Following “Libre El” by Gravel bike at Mont Ventoux