Between the Alps de Haute Provence and the Vaucluse plain, arises the bold outline of limestone scarps of the Luberon massif. This is the symbol of the area, a mountain which brings the area to- gether rather than separates. The area is also characterized by dry stone walls and imposing "bastides", villages perched on the sides of hills between church and château. It was around here that "Jean de Florette" and "Manon des Sources" were filmed.
We book your accommodation, transfer your luggage from hotel to hotel, and supply you with a cycle suitable for the terrain. You are also equipped with maps and details of what to see along the route.
Day 1 : Cavaillon to Lauris :
Departure from Cavaillon, at the foot of the Saint-Jacques hill. You will go through the villages of Mérindol and Puget before arriving at Lauris, the final point of the first stage.
36 km, 400m positive elevation
Day 2 : Lauris to Grambois :
From Lauris to Grambois (or Labastide des Jourdans), the itinerary will lead you through Puyvert, Lourmarin, Vaugines, Cucuron, Cabrières d’Aigues and La Motte d’Aigues.
44km, + 580m/- 450m elevation
Day 3 : Grambois to Manosque :
From Grambois or La Bastide, to Manosque. After the St. Pierre Chapel, continue to La Bastide des Jourdans, Beaumont de Pertuis, and Pierrevert before you arrive at Manosque.
35km, +450m/-480m elevation
Day 4: Manosque to Saint-Michel l'Observatoire :
From Manosque to Saint Michel l'Observatoire (or Forcalquier). After leaving Manosque, the sign- posts will lead you to Volx and then Villeneuve. Continue on the D216 road to reach Forcalquier. To continue to St Michel L’Observatoire, you will circumvent the village of Dauphin by the north to reach the D5 road leading to St. Michel l’Observatoire.
28,5 km, +550m/-370m elevation
Day 5 : Saint-Michel l'Observatoire to Céreste :
From Saint Michel l'Observatoire (or Forcalquier) to Céreste. The signposts will then lead you near- by the villages of Aubenas les Alpes, and Vachères. Continue to Reillane to get to Cereste.
38km +450m /-600m elevation
Day 6 - Céreste to Apt :
From Céreste to Apt by Rustrel. You follow the ”Veloroute” cycle path from Céreste to Apt. Conti- nue to Roussillon to tour the Colorado Provençal and the ochre quarries.
23km, +200m positive elevation or variant 50km
Day 7 - Apt to Cavaillon :
From Apt, take the direction of Bonnieux, and follow the road to reach Bonnieux, Lacoste. Conti- nue to Ménerbes and Roboin before arriving at Cavaillon, end point of your journey in the Lube- ron. Night in B&B in Cavaillon.
50km, +550m/-680m elevation