Get active this summer in Provence: cycling, hinking, climbing...
THE ESSENTIAL SITES
The Vaucluse has several unmissable natural attractions for you to enjoy during your summer outings.
Mont Ventoux, the giant of Provence, is an iconic 1912-metre high massif that has many activities to offer in both summer and winter.
Not far from the Mont Ventoux Dentelles de Montmirail are a small chain of mountains finely chiselled by erosion. Here you’ll find wonderful walking trails, with views overlooking the Rhone Valley, as well as various climbing routes for hiking lovers.
Lastly, further South, the Luberon regional natural park with its red and yellow ochre is sure to leave you with lasting memories of your stay in Provence!
MOUNTAIN BIKING OR CYCLING, DISCOVER THE VAUCLUSE AT YOUR OWN PACE
Whether you're a skilled sports lover looking for a new personal challenge on the Ventoux, or are looking for bike paths to enjoy with the family, Provence à Vélo offers a wide range of routes (accessible for families with children right through to sports level) in the vineyards, through the ochre, in the foothills of the Ventoux, the Luberon or in lavender country.
The Grande Traversée du Vaucluse has 400 km of cycle trails divided into 9 stages, it connects the whole of the Vaucluse from North to South. Our tips: this route is for sports people.
Our favourites: the green trail leaving from Apt, Jonquières and Caderousse, for bike rides with the family in total safety.
FANCY A WALK IN THE TREETOPS?
Looking to have some fun with the family? From the Luberon to the Ventoux, there are various forest walks on offer, with trails that both children and adults can enjoy! Reach for the sky and play Indiana Jones under the shade of our pine and oak forests.
In Cavaillon, Via Ferrata, on Colline St Jacques... enjoy climbing above the city with the Luberon landscapes in the distance. Reach for the sky and play Indiana Jones under the shade of our pine and oak forests or by the rock face.
WALKS AND HIKES
Our various marked walking routes are ideal for both experienced hikers and nature lovers seeking a quiet stroll, from the Ventoux to the Luberon, passing by the Dentelles de Montmirail or the Vaucluse Mountains
Our tips: take a walk that’s bursting with colour in the ochre of the Luberon, enjoy a fresh stroll though the Bonnieux cedar forest, or wander through the aromas of lavender country!