Variante Boucle de Rustrel - Ocres à vélo

An amateur geologist, explore the ocrier landscapes and the characteristic rocks of the Colorado Provencal. A bike loop to discover the village of Rustrel and its surroundings.

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

11 km to go
Duration : 2h
151 m
151 m
Max. altitude : 414 m

Recommended period(s)

Autumn | Summer | Winter | Spring |

Type(s) of land

Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring) |

Municipality(ies) crossed

Rustrel |

Shorter variant of the Rustrel loop: 11 km - 2h

►Departure: Village of Rustrel

Short version is more particularly dedicated to families and children of the loop of Rustrel in the Ochres by bike.


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

Four loops are proposed with different themes (mountain biking recommended):

  • 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.
  • Loop of Rustre l: 19 km, 2h45 or 11 km, 2h. In the shoes of a geologist, looking for Colorado.
  • Caseneuve Loop: 26.8 km, 3:45pm. Rocks, fossils, landscapes and men.

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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