Boucle de Rustrel - Ocres à vélo

Explore like a geologist landscapes and rocks! They surround you an immersion in the Colorado Provencal. Bike ride in the Luberon, ideal for a family holiday.

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

19 km to go
Duration : 2h45
138 m
138 m
Max. altitude : 414 m

Recommended period(s)

Spring | Winter | Summer | Autumn |

Type(s) of land

Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring) |

Municipality(ies) crossed

Rustrel | Villars |

Rustrel loop: 19 km - 2h45

►Departure: Village of Rustrel
►Theme: In the skin of a geologist, looking for Colorado

Like a geologist, explore the landscapes and rocks that surround you and go in search of Provencal Colorado and the secrets it contains. Mysteries of an age when man was not yet treadling his ground and nature was still queen.
On this route, a shorter variant (11 km, 2h) is possible.


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.
  • A shorter variant of the Rustrel loop: This loop and in particular its short version is especially dedicated to families and children.
  • 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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