Forcalquier - Lure à vélo
Bike route leading you to the wildest corner of the Luberon but also very famous for its purest sky in Europe in Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire.
A contrasting, authentic route!
From the high plains of Provence you will discover the great variety of their landscapes in an infinite number of colors, scents and atmospheres... To exploit it, men have had to adapt typical cultures: lavender, olive, honey, truffle... Moreover, it is not uncommon to come across a herd of sheep. You will also appreciate the authentic charm of the villages crossed.
A bike route of 38 to 94 km fully signposted and secure. Follow the signposts that mark the route in both directions, each direction being marked with a color.
GOOD TO KNOW:
Many possible stops with picnic tables in Saint-Maime, Aubenas-les-Alpes, Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire or even Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues.
The link leading to Lurs (D116) will allow you to extend the route a little. The one to Aubenas-les-Alpes (D555) will allow you to join the route 'Around the Luberon'. Conversely, if you want to reduce your route or make 2 loops, you can take the links on the D950 from Rocher d'Ongles to Forcalquier.
'Lure Challenge' app
The principle is simple: a timed and animated ascent of the Lure mountain, emblematic of Haute-Provence.
Starting from Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues, this 18 km climb with an average gradient of 5.8% crosses a diversity of landscapes and offers magnificent views of the Pays de Forcalquier, the Durance valley and the Alps. This cycling challenge is open to the greatest number of people.
Depending on your sporting level and your ascent time, you leave with your gold, silver or bronze diploma. The route is animated by messages of encouragement and tourist information.
To take up the challenge, download the “Challenge de Lure” application on your smartphone (Apple and Android). If you don't have a smartphone, you can rent one at the inter-municipal tourist office in Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues or, quite simply, time yourself manually.
More information on www.challenge-lure.com.
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