Between Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail

This is a more challenging ride, full of the sensation of flying over vineyards and Mediterranean forests. The ride goes through typically Provençal pine stands in the Dentelles de Montmirail and winds upward to charming villages which offer different, unique panoramas of the landscapes between Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles range.

Comtat's Vineyards

The road through the Comtadin vineyards winds amidst famous AOC Côtes du Rhône vines and AOC Côtes du Ventoux vineyards. Vineyards are not the only point of interest in the countryside on this circuit. Here you will also see the by-pass channel for the Carpentras canal – further testimony to the very sacred nature of water in Provence. The water management structures built in the past gave rise to very prosperous fruit and vegetable farming and orchards, in particular strawberry and cherry, which have shaped the fate of this area.

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.