Biking Itineraries

The Luberon by bike

The Verdon by bike

These 2 cycling touristic entities are composed of:

 

Signposted cycling “Vélo Loisir” itineraries :

These signposted or marked itineraries are generally short distances (<80km/50miles) and can be carry out over a few days.

They are not formulated as a sports course but more of a touristic route.

These itineraries go along secondary roads and both made and unmade lanes but not on undeveloped paths or across rough ground.

The types of bikes most often recommended for the circuits are All-roads bikes (VTC vélo tout chemins) or Electrically assisted bikes (VAE vélo à assistance électrique).

These itineraries often take lanes which are open to motorized vehicles.

You must respect the Highway Code and remain vigilant at all times.

The Luberon by bike Itineraries :

dépliant autour du luberon à vélo

Autour du Luberon à Vélo
Around the Luberon by bike

236 km / 147.5 miles – Level of difficulty : moderate to difficult

 

 

 

 

depliant véloroute du calavon

 

La Véloroute - Voie Verte du Calavon
The Cycle Path (La Vélo Route) – the Calavon Green way

Euro-bike 8 (EuroVelo 8)
37 km / 23 miles – Level of difficulty : Easy

 

 

 

dépliant ocres à vélo

Les Ocres à Vélo
The Ochre by bike

15 to 51 km / 9 to 31 miles – Level of difficulty : moderate

 

 

 

 

dépliant pays de forcalquier montagne de lure

 

Le Pays de Forcalquier - Montagne de Lure à Vélo
The "Pays de Forcalquier – Montagne de Lure" region by bike

44 to 78 km / 27.5 to 49 miles – Level of difficulty : moderate

 

 

 

 

dépliant pays d'aigues à vélo

Le Pays d'Aigues à vélo
The Pays d’Aigues Region

41 to 91 km / 25.5 to 57 miles – Level of difficulty : moderate to difficult

 

 

 

 

 

The Verdon by bike Itineraries:

dépliant lac basses gorges plateau valensole

 

Entre plateau, Lacs et Basses Gorges
from 33 to 37 km – Level of difficulty : moderate

 

 

 

 

 

Valensole - Lac de Sainte-Croix

 

 

 

 

 

Unmarked Cycling Itineraries :

These are short distance itineraries (<50km/31miles) and involve different levels of difficulty (easy, intermediate, sportive) and are of a touristic nature.

These itineraries go along secondary roads and both made and unmade lanes but not on undeveloped paths or across rough ground.

The types of bikes most often recommended for the circuits are All-roads bikes (VTC vélo tout chemins) or Electrically assisted bikes (VAE vélo à assistance electrique).

These itineraries often take lanes which are open to motorized vehicles.

You must respect the Highway Code and remain vigilant at all times.

The Luberon by bike Itineraries :

  • 2 Mobile Applications:

L'application Mobile "les Ocres à Vélo"
Mobile App “The Ochres by bike

9 to 40 km / 5.5 to 25 miles – Level of difficulty : moderate

 

L'application Mobile "Challenge de Lure"
Mobile App “The Lure Challenge”

18 km / 11.5 miles – Level of difficulty : moderate to difficult

 

 

  • Routes between Cavaillon and Apt :
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Parcours n°4 Parcours n°5 Parcours n°6
Parcours n°7 Parcours n°8 Parcours n°9
Parcours n°27 Parcours n°28  
  • Routes between Apt and Forcalquier :
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Parcours n°10 Parcours n°11 Parcours n°12
Parcours n°13 Parcours n°14 Parcours n°15
Parcours n°16 Parcours n°17 Parcours n°18
Parcours n°24    
  • Routes between Forcalquier and Manosque :
Parcours n°17 Parcours n°18 Parcours n°19
Parcours n°20    
  • Routes between Manosque and Lourmarin :
Parcours n°19 Parcours n°20 Parcours n°21
Parcours n°22 Parcours n°23 Parcours n°24
Parcours n°25    
  • Routes between Lourmarin and Cavaillon :
Parcours n°1 Parcours n°2 Parcours n°3
Parcours n°25 Parcours n°26  

The Verdon by bike Itineraries :

 

Haut et Moyen Verdon

 

 

 

 

Sporty Cycling Itineraries :

This is an intensive sporting activity (distances of more than 70km/44miles with steep slopes) leaving from ones accommodation location.

The types of bikes most often recommended for these circuits are road bikes, all-roads bikes (VTC vélo tout chemin) or electrically assisted bikes (VAE vélo à assistance electronique).

These itineraries often take lanes which are open to motorized vehicles.

You must respect the Highway Code and remain vigilant at all times.

The Luberon by bike Itineraries:

dépliant autour du luberon à vélo

 

Autour du Luberon à Vélo
Around the Luberon by bike

Signposted itinerary
236 km / 147.5 miles – Level of difficulty : moderate to difficult

 

 

 

dépliant pays d'aigues à vélo

 

Le Pays d'Aigues à vélo
The "Pays d'Aigues" region by bike

Signposted itinerary
41 to 91 km / 25.5 to 57 miles – Level of difficulty : moderate to difficult

 

 

The Verdon by bike Itineraries:

 

Valensole - Lac de Sainte-Croix

Basses Gorges et Haut Var

Haut et Moyen Verdon

Grandes Gorges et Artuby

 

 

Mountain bike Paths :

The main characteristic of these itineraries is that they go along unmade paths and over rough ground rather than taking roads and green ways.

The types of bikes most often recommended for these circuits are Mountain bikes (VVT vélo tout terrain) or electrically assisted Mountain bikes.

The itineraries take routes through open land where other open-air activities take place (hiking, horse riding, hunting…) and may go across mountain pasture.

You must respect other users of this environment and remain vigilant at all times.

The Luberon by bike Itineraries :

 

The Verdon by bike Itineraries :

 

Valensole - Lac de Sainte-Croix

Basses Gorges et Haut Var

Haut et Moyen Verdon

Grandes Gorges et Artuby 

 

“Special” cycling itineraries :

These sign-posted itineraries can be carried out over several days. They are not necessarily destined for a sportive level but are of a more touristic nature.

The types of bikes most often recommended for these touristic cycling circuits are All- roads bikes (VTC vélo tout chemin), electrically assisted bikes (VAE vélo à assistance électrique),and for the mountain bike paths: mountain bikes (VTT vélo tout terrain) and electrically assisted mountain bikes (VTT à assistance électrique).

The itineraries take routes through open land where other open-air activities take place (hiking, horse riding, hunting…) and may go across mountain pasture.

You must respect other users of this environment and remain vigilant at all times.

The Luberon by bike Itineraries :

  • This touristic cycling circuit span over 236 km / 147.5 miles over an average of 7 days:

dépliant autour du luberon à vélo

 

Autour du Luberon à Vélo
Around the Luberon by bike

Signposted itinerary
236 km / 147.5 miles - Level of difficulty : moderate to difficult

 

 

grande traversée vtt de vaucluse

la Grande Traversée VTT de Vaucluse® - the Great Vaucluse Mountain Bike Crossing
via les Monts de Vaucluse : 277 km
via le Luberon : 330 km

 

 

 

 

The Verdon by bike Itineraries :

Numerous itineraries are proposed in
“The Verdon by Bike” brochure

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