View over the Mont Ventoux during sunset in France
France, Vaucluse (84), Malaucène
lavender field and a small town in Provence
Amateur Cyclists on Mont Ventoux
les dentelles de Montmirail, sud de la france, département du vaucluse
Rocky canyon with trees and blue sky
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On the trail of the greatest cyclists
This tour offers you a discovery of the famous Mont Ventoux and the wonders of Haute Provence.
Cycle through hilltop villages, lavender fields and picturesque roads, with the Ventoux always in your line of sight!
This is an itinerary for everyone. The more adventurous could opt for an extra day in Sault to tackle Mont Ventoux and its 1,912m summit!
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Villes sur AuzonVilles sur Auzon
Your escape around the Ventoux starts in Villes sur Auzon. This small village is perched in the middle of the Comtat Venaissin plain and its vineyards.
Explore this typical Provencal village and its fortified remains before taking the road to the Gorges de la Nesques via Monieux to reach Sault. Allow time to stop along the gorges to observe the Rocher du Cire from the Castelleras belvedere.
MyTripTailor Tip: The more adventurous can stay in Sault an extra night to enjoy a day climbing Mont Ventoux, the Provençal Giant with its 1,912m summit.
Before getting back on the road, visit the 12th century Romanesque church and the remains of the feudal chateau.
You can also stroll through the streets of Sault between its medieval houses, typical terraces and artisan craft stores.
Get back in the saddle to leave the plateau of Sault and its lavender fields, heading for the Toulourenc Valley and its views of Mont Ventoux.
Continue your journey, crossing the villages of Aurel, Savoillans and Saint-Léger du Ventoux to reach Malaucène, your staging point for the night.
The fortified Malaucène will amaze you!
Enjoy the morning climbing to “Calvaire” to enjoy a panoramic view of this beautiful village with Mont Ventoux in the background.
In the village, the fortified church of Saint Michel, erected in 1309, is also worth a look.
Setting off on the picturesque roads of Provence, follow the Dentelles de Montmirail and its limestone cliffs as you pass by the village of Suzette. Continue to Caromb, Modena, Crillon-le-Brave, Bédoin, Flassan and finally arrive in Villes sur Auzon.
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