Top 5 Places to Cycling in Provence (France)

You are here because you are tempted to do some cycling in France

Cycling in Provence can be an overwhelming experience if you do it in specific regions. Weather of the country usually remains better and there are some places where you can ride your bicycle. Let us present you the top five places for those who are looking for a cycling holiday in France.

Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque:

The first recommended place for cycle riders is Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque. Located in the wild valley that is in the north of Gordes. The area is basically populated with Cistercian monks who will be happy to welcome you and its beautiful hills will help you to recognize the place. The purple lavender fields of the place provide you with a best route to enjoy cycling.

Gorge de la Nesque:

Next in our top five lists is Gorge de la Nesque. The route starts from a beautiful hill town and don’t forget to bring map with yourself. But don’t worry too much of being lost, you will discover some of the beautiful routes in the town.

Mont Ventoux:

Mont Ventoux is basically a route designed for bike and cycle riders. Made up oif ancient roman roads the route is surrounded by the mountains and it is a bit challenging for riders to breeze along the bank. Because of its beautiful scenes, the route is impossible to resist by the riders and this is the reason that most of the bicycle riders spend weeks in Provence.


Another recommended cycling route in the Provence is the Carpentras where you can enjoy your cycling around the canals and the beautiful landscape of Carpentras. This is a perfect route for those who love to explore the beauty of nature while cycling. You can experience the sceneries with a string breeze. Carpentras and Avugnon are the best places to base yourself for rides because you will go through stunning villages that will include Fontaine de Vaucluse, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and many other.

Provence’s Vaucluse Region:

Vaucluse is one of the top five destinations to ride bicycles in summer. It provides cyclists with a chance to experience hills and backroads of the Provence. Although it is a short distance route but it is perfect for long weekend of cycling. To have a good experience in Vaucluse you have to plan the route. Vaucluse has terrific resources that makes it a good candidate to be considered as a cycling destination in Provence.

Stephanie George

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