Cycling Routes in Provence
The Luberon and Provence region of France has some absolutely fantastic cycling routes for you to explore. We have mapped out nine different cycling routes for you to try. Whether you are after a challenging ride like the climb of Mont Ventoux, a scenic loop cycling along on one of France’s most scenic roads on the Gorges de la Nesque, or a ride through the lavender fields of Provence, we have you covered. Each of the routes listed also includes downloadable GPX files which you can load onto your trip computer for ease of navigation.
If you are currently planning your cycling holiday in France we have lots more information on our site to help you. Our destination guides showcase popular bases for cycling in France and contain lots of practical information about visiting a particular location. We also have other pages dedicated to cycling routes in France which currently contain nearly 100 different cycling routes for your consideration.
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Mont Ventoux (Bédoin)
Tackle the Giant of Provence from the approach made popular by the Tour de France.
Mont Ventoux (Sault)
From Sault, this ride is the “easiest” approach to the Mont Ventoux climb.
Mont Ventoux (Malaucéne)
Just as challenging as the approach from Bédoin, many believe this side of the Mont Ventoux climb is also more scenic.
Luberon Perched Villages
A route that incorporates many of the famous hilltop villages of the Luberon region.
Tour of the Gorges de la Nesque
Two different route options, both incorporating the stunning balcony road of the Gorges de la Nesque.
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Col de Perty & Col de Macuègne
Tackle two lesser-known climbs on this challenging route through the Baronnies.
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Provence village loop
This scenic route through the Provence takes in many of the picturesque villages and wineries of the area.
Ventoux & Gorges de la Nesque
Combine the climb of Mont Ventoux with a longer loop which includes the Gorges de la Nesque.
Mont Ventoux – extended circuit
This route incorporates the Bédoin approach of Mont Ventoux as part of a longer loop through the surrounding villages.