The charm of small villages in Provence !
From Orange you ride onto small roads and discover some of the most beautiful villages in Provence: Gordes, Roussillon, Les Baux de Provence, Séguret.
Often perched, with its houses gathered around the castle, the Provencal village dominates the plain and the surrounding vineyards while offering unique landscapes that have inspired the biggest names in painting such as Paul Cézanne or Vincent Van Gogh. Above the weathered stones, the sun radiates the villages for the sole pleasure of strolling in the shade of the plane trees and enjoying the freshness of the fountains. Your cycling itinerary takes you through all these Provencal villages which have preserved their charm of yesteryear and are now true architectural jewels.
No less than 6 villages classified as “Most beautiful villages of France” are to be discovered during your cycling tour: Séguret in Haut-Vaucluse, Venasque in Comtat Venaissin, Gordes, Roussillon and Ménerbes in Luberon and finally Les Baux de Provence in the heart of the Alpilles mountain range, one of the most visited sites in France. The old quarries where the Baux stone was used to build the village now offer a magnificent audiovisual show not to be missed: the Carrières des Lumières.
One thing is certain, your pedal strokes to reach these villages are largely rewarded every time! The sun, the singing accent of the locals and the flavors of the local gastronomy also help to soak up this terroir which has so much to offer.
During your cycling trip, succumb to the charm of Provence!