27°
24°
Trail in Provence © Rosso

Back-to-school sport outings

To stay in shape

Are you a sports lover (or someone whose resolution is to exercise more 🙂) looking for new challenges? Here are some walking, running, and cycling events perfect for enjoying the landscapes and the sweetness of late summer in Vaucluse.

Walking to warm up

To gently ease ourselves back into exercise, let’s get moving with hiking trips.

Accompanied by a guide or at an organised event, hiking outings are an opportunity to discover the vineyards, the different facets of the Mont-Ventoux or the Luberon, and the fauna and flora of the Vaucluse region.
Practiced in groups, these outings are also a great shared experience.
In terms of athleticism, it requires adapting to the rhythm of others.
In short, the hikes taking place at the beginning of the new school year will be a good way to spend time exercising without too much effort!

Did you know?

Did you know?

You can also speak directly to accompanying guides who offer hikes customised to your wishes.

Hiking in the Mont Ventoux

Hikes for the end of summer

Rendez-vous nature en Vaucluse: Nordic walk to discover ethnobotany

Rendez-vous nature en Vaucluse: Nordic walk to discover ethnobotany

Pernes-les-Fontaines

Sunday 3 October 2021 between 9 am and 12 pm.

Heritage and Landscape Hike with Horizons Luberon

Heritage and Landscape Hike with Horizons Luberon

Murs

Sunday 17 October 2021. Departure at 9:30 – 3h duration.

Journey through time in Villes-sur-Auzon with Visites privées en Provence (Private tours in Provence)

Journey through time in Villes-sur-Auzon with Visites privées en Provence (Private tours in Provence)

Villes-sur-Auzon

Sunday 17 October 2021 between 9 am and 12 pm. Duration: 3 hours.

Les Rendez-vous du Parc: Hiking challenge, discovery, and orienteering

Les Rendez-vous du Parc: Hiking challenge, discovery, and orienteering

Caromb

Wednesday 29 September 2021 between 2 pm and 5 pm. Tuesday 19 October 2021 between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Soirée brame du cerf avec Les Chemins de Pierre

Soirée brame du cerf avec Les Chemins de Pierre

Bédoin

From Wednesday 22 to Monday 27 September 2021 at 6.30 pm. From Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 September 2021 at 6.30 pm. Monday 4 October 2021 at 6.30 pm. From Monday 11 to Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 6.30 pm. Thursday 14 October 2021 at 6.30 pm.

Ascension du Mont Ventoux de nuit pour observer le lever de soleil - AVentoux'Rando

Ascension du Mont Ventoux de nuit pour observer le lever de soleil – AVentoux’Rando

Bédoin

From 02/01 to 30/12, daily at 11 pm. Subject to favorable weather. Cancelled in case of bad weather. Postponed in case of bad weather. On demand.

Discover our mountains on a trail with aventoux’rando

Discover our mountains on a trail with aventoux’rando

Vaison-la-Romaine

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily. Subject to favorable weather. Postponed in case of bad weather. On demand.

Rando'Secours avec AVentoux'Rando

Rando’Secours avec AVentoux’Rando

Vaison-la-Romaine

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily. Subject to favorable weather. Postponed in case of bad weather. On demand.

2-Day First-Aid Hike with AVentoux'Rando

2-Day First-Aid Hike with AVentoux’Rando

Vaison-la-Romaine

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily between 9 am and 5 pm. Booking required.

Sunset hiking with AVentoux'Rando

Sunset hiking with AVentoux’Rando

Bédoin

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily between 6 pm and 11 pm except on January 1st. Subject to favorable weather. Postponed in case of bad weather. On demand.

Challenge yourself with running

Trail in Vaucluse
Did you know?

Did you know?

Some races also offer courses for children!

Challenges to help you get and/ or keep fit in the new school year

Throughout the months of September, October and November, take part in several organized races.
With friends, on the ochre paths, in the city, and with short, medium or long distances, there will definitely be an option that corresponds to your desires and your level.
And why not register for several events to keep fit?

Runs, half-marathons and marthons at the end of summer

10km from the Papal City

10km from the Papal City

Avignon

Sunday 26 September 2021.

Les Rendez-vous du Parc -  Introduction to trail running

Les Rendez-vous du Parc – Introduction to trail running

Flassan

Sunday 26 September 2021 between 9 am and 12 pm.

Les Traillades

Les Traillades

Taillades

Sunday 10 October 2021.

La Nocturne des Papes - Avignon Urban Trail

La Nocturne des Papes – Avignon Urban Trail

Avignon

Saturday 16 October 2021 at 7.30 pm.

Luberon Châteaux Trail

Luberon Châteaux Trail

Maubec

Saturday 30 October 2021.

A pedalling workout

Are you more of a cycling fan? Then get in the saddle!

With the legendary Mont-Ventoux but also thanks to the “Accueil vélo” network, which provides numerous services for cyclists, Vaucluse is a destination of choice for fans of cycling, mountain biking or gravel biking.
So, it’s no surprise that many cycling events are scheduled throughout the year, especially in the autumn.ement à l’automne.

Practical info

Don’t miss

The major autumn cycling event with Avignon vélo Passion brings together all the cycling practices for a 3-day event: road bikes, MTB, BMX, urban bikes, electric bikes, push bikes and more.

Cycling in vineyards

Cycling events at the end of summer

All Ride MTB Luberon Pays d'Apt 2021

All Ride MTB Luberon Pays d’Apt 2021

Buoux

Sunday 24 October 2021 between 7 am and 6 pm. ATTENTION: find out about the start times of the different events. Subject to favorable weather.

Avignon Vélo Passion

Avignon Vélo Passion

Avignon

From Friday 29 to Sunday 31 October 2021.

Ventoux Gravel Classic

Ventoux Gravel Classic

Vaison-la-Romaine

From Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 October 2021.

RAID VTT Ventoux Xtrem MTB

RAID VTT Ventoux Xtrem MTB

Bédoin

From Saturday 30 to Sunday 31 October 2021 at 8 am.

The major cycling events in 2021

The major cycling events in 2021

Vaison-la-Romaine

From 23/10 to 31/10/2021, daily.

And more if you desire!

Canoe in the Rhone rvier
Practical info

Top Tip

Find all of our activity ideas on the dedicated page on the Provence Guide website!

Paddle, inhale, swim

Between two city courses and other ascents of Mont Ventoux, you can relax during a canoe outing or a yoga session.
And for the most athletic among you, combine the activities and participate in the “Ventouxman” triathlon!

Other sports outings for the end of summer

Yoga in the gardens of the Saint-André Abbey

Yoga in the gardens of the Saint-André Abbey

Villeneuve-lez-Avignon

From 07/06 to 31/10/2021, every Thursday and Saturday at 10 am.