Autour du Luberon à vélo
Around the Luberon by bike : A Different Adventure Every day !
Be tempted by this enchanting cycling itinerary tour around the Luberon massif, signposted in both directions. It opens up the possibility of gently exploring the wealth of resources of this exceptional territory.
This circuit takes you through numerous high perched villages, to visit “bories” (ancient dwellings or tombs), chateaux (castles and stately homes) and monuments, but also come upon more humble buildings such as wash houses, water sources, chapels…
High rocky outcrops and low scrub lands, grassy creeks, ravines and cedar forests, ochre cliffs…so much variety, such difference in scenery and wide diversity of vegetation all grouped together in an area of 60 by 30km/38 by 19 miles. This circular tour along lanes and bi- roads was chosen for the beauty of the sights and villages which welcome you at every stop. However, even though the routes are generally quiet, you share them with motorized vehicles and should remain vigilant at all times. The hilly landscape which characterises this countryside doesn’t always provide the gentlest of gradients for cyclists but the steep slopes are generally short and one can take advantage of the opportunity to walk a little !
A tour of the Luberon full of Flavour !
Witness to a lifestyle which is typically combined into its craftwork and local produce of the area, the wine (AOC Côtes du Luberon and Côtes du Ventoux, also Coteaux de Pierrevert) along with the gastronomy (preserved fruits, the “fruits confit d’Apt, goats cheese, honey, olive oil, fresh fruit and vegetables…) the local, weekly markets are the places to find these product and to revel in this colourful lifestyle.
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Organise your own trip thanks to the brochure!
The brochure will guide you step by step, section by section to orientate and find the best addresses for your trip
Under a charter of quality “Accueil Vélo” (bike welcoming scheme), a member of “Vélo Loisir Provence is situated less than 5km/3miles from a cycling circuit. It guarantees a quality service, a welcoming reception and adequate equipment for all cycling needs.
Its engagement :
- Advice to help you get the best out of your trip with indications of marked and unmarked routes around their establishments.
- A ready-made, package through a travel agent.
- Accompanying guides produced by state qualified professionals.
- Stopping points at points of cultural interest.
- Wine tasting in the wine cellars and wineries.
- Tasty picnic made up of local farm shop produce.
- Numerous other adapted and relevant services.
Free to choose Forcalquier or Cavaillon as a departure point, or any other village on the circuit tour. It is recommended to take this route in an anti-clockwise direction.
Call a taxi service to transport your luggage from accommodation to another or be well equipped to carry it !