|In the Foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail
This cycling trip winds around the base of the Dentelles de Montmirail range, through grandiose landscapes composed of very particular geology. Here, the vineyards and orchards are carefully tended on sloping, terraced fields. Slight uphills starting in Beaumes de Venise, but don’t be discouraged. Your efforts will be rewarded, for the road leads to charming villages. Stunning views are well worth the effort required.
|Around the Canal
The cycling itinerary around the Carpentras Canal is an absolute must for anyone who wants to explore and understand the Comtat Venaissin. The canal is very central to the area and holds the key to understanding the landscapes around you. From the town of Carpentras to Beaumes de Venise, from the Comtat plain to the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail range and Mont Ventoux, water is the main thread stitching together a society whose history is marked by judicious water management and the creation of engineering works.
|The Albion Highlands
A gorgeous patchwork of fields of blue lavender and golden wheat, the “Plateau d'Albion”, or Albion Highlands, stretch from the Luberon hills to the very confines of Vaucluse county, marked by Mont Ventoux, the Baronnies range, and Lure Mountain. This cycling trip starts from Sault and covers the wide-open spaces on the Albion highlands, where time seems to have stood still. The breathtaking landscapes instill sensations of isolation, beauty, and total freedom. Cycle through the immensity of these limestone highlands.