Hike in the Dentelles de Montmirail
The scenery at the Dentelles de Montmirail is characterised by its vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see – coloured in lush green or blazing red as the seasons go by. This paradise is especially popular with those who want to see local landscapes and set their pulse racing!
A hike for all the family
Begin in the village of Gigondas and hike up to Rocher du Midi.
As soon as you set out on “La Route des Dentelles”, you’ll catch a glimpse of the famous jagged ridges in the background. Climb up to ‘Col du Cayron’, then to the lookout point via a large path which overlooks the Côtes du Rhône vineyards and surrounding forests.
The view of the vines will be lost behind the cedar and pine trees which line the path.
The lookout point’s picnic area is the ideal place to stop for a bite to eat, before climbing to the viewpoint indicator at the top of the staircase, where the 360° view over the Rhône Valley and the Dentelles Sarrasines peaks will take your breath away!
Did you know?
Another hike that begins in Gigondas enables you to get to Sarrasine Tower via the col d’Alsau!
Wine tasting in Gigondas
Gigondas is a village nestled at the foot of the spectacular Dentelles de Montmirail. It is the starting point for hikes along these dizzying peaks, such as Saint-Amand, which offers a stunning view over Mont Ventoux, the Dentelles Sarrasines, and even the Carpentras plain.
Surrounded by vast vineyards bathed in sun, Gigondas is the perfect place to appreciate the wines of the region. After all that effort, a well-deserved reward! Meet the wine-growers who have been tending to their vines in the village for decades, producing full-bodied red wine and generous rosé. Take advantage of the laid-back lifestyle in Gigondas, taste local wine and delight in discovering the know-how of these experts.
Did you know?
In 1971, the wines of Gigondas acquired the appellation “Gigondas, Cru des Côtes du Rhône”. Since then, the village has been living off its vineyards, and today nearly 200 wine-growers carry on this expertise!