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.

View of farm fields in Provence
VIew looking down the road of Mont Ventoux with cyclists making their way up the climb

Mont Ventoux (Bédoin)

Tackle the Giant of Provence from the approach made popular by the Tour de France.

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The Tom Simpson memorial on Mont Ventoux adorned with bidons and trinkets from cyclists

Mont Ventoux (Sault)

From Sault, this ride is the “easiest” approach to the Mont Ventoux climb.

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Looking at the road to Mont Ventoux from Bedoin

Mont Ventoux (Malaucéne)

Just as challenging as the approach from Bédoin, many believe this side of the Mont Ventoux climb is also more scenic.

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evening light on the village of Gordes, France of Gorde

Luberon Perched Villages

A route that incorporates many of the famous hilltop villages of the Luberon region.

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A cyclist riding along the stunning balcony road of the Gorges de la Nesque

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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Mont Ventoux and the Provence Countyside

Provence village loop

This scenic route through the Provence takes in many of the picturesque villages and wineries of the area.

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Looking up to the summit of Mont Ventoux

Ventoux & Gorges de la Nesque

Combine the climb of Mont Ventoux with a longer loop which includes the Gorges de la Nesque.

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Mont Ventoux – extended circuit

This route incorporates the Bédoin approach of Mont Ventoux as part of a longer loop through the surrounding villages.

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