Boucle de Caseneuve - Ocres à vélo

Discovery of the eastern part of the Ochre massif and the secret of its formation. Backdrop: hilltop villages, rural landscapes and mineral mining remains.

mis à jour le 03/05/2019 par Velo Loisir Provence

26 km to go
Duration : 3h45
477 m
481 m
Max. altitude : 659 m

Recommended period(s)

Spring | Winter | Summer | Autumn |

Type(s) of land

Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring) |

Municipality(ies) crossed

Viens | Saint-Martin-de-Castillon | Gignac | Caseneuve |

Caseneuve Loop: 26.8 km - 3h45

►Departure: Village of Caseneuve
►Theme: Rocks, Fossils, Landscapes and Men

This loop takes you to the eastern part of the Ochres Massif. Few ochres to see! But you will be able to discover the secret of their formation and some other geological sites.

Enjoy hilltop villages, rural landscapes, remnants of useful mineral exploitation. All that reminds us that man's survival is through his obligatory covenant with Nature and the resources it provides.


Mobile App: Geology and Ochres

Discover the exceptional site of the ochres massif, between Roussillon and the Provencal Colorado of Rustrel, thanks to the “Ochres à vélo” app for smartphones and tablets, created by the Luberon Regional Natural Park.

Playful and accessible to all, it will guide you in complete serenity, on small quiet roads to meet the riches of the land, landscapes and ocrier sites of the Luberon.

This app shows you sites of interest when you go nearby and offers a discovery from various media: videos, audios, texts, quizzes, games, augmented reality...


Les Ochres by bike: 51 km and 411 m of positive elevation gain

It offers 4 bike routes (VTC recommended) and each loop has a different theme:

  • Roussillon loop: 14.9 km, 2h30. The exploitation of ochre, underground quarries or open pit quarries.
  • Apt loop: 25 km, 3h45. History of the country of Apt from geological times to modern times.
  • Rustrel loop which contains a shorter variant: 19 km, 2h45 or 11 km, 2h. In the shoes of a geologist, looking for Colorado. This loop and in particular its short version is especially dedicated to families and children.

The ochre massif is a classified site: it is up to each of us to preserve it by staying in the paths and leaving the ochre on site.

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