Parcours n°6 - Lioux

Bike itinerary alternating between hilltop villages of the Monts-de-Vaucluse and the Ochres. Landscapes with a palette of colors and exceptional sensations.

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

45.2 km to go
Duration : 3h40
701 m
703 m
Max. altitude : 499 m

Recommended period(s)

Winter | Spring | Autumn | Summer |

Type(s) of land

Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring) |

Municipality(ies) crossed

Lioux | Villars | Gargas | Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt | Roussillon |

Not to be missed:

Lioux: old village at the foot of the cliff of the Madeleine (700 m long), the Romanesque church of Saint-Romain.

Joucas: walk through the caladeled streets of this village of character and discover a unique panorama of the Luberon chain. Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church (late 18th century), numerous artists' workshops.

Roussillon: “Ochre” village or any reminder of the exploitation of the precious natural pigment. The discovery trail runs through the cliffs (old quarries) and the Conservatory of Ochres, located in a former production site, brings contemporary dynamics to this tradition.

Gargas: permanent exhibition “earth d'ochre”, possible visit of the factory of the Société Ocrière de France (Friday in summer) .Guided tour of the Bruoux cliff (mine gallery).

Villars: pretty little flowery village wraps up on the top of a small hill. Here harmoniously blends architecture and nature: you are in the Land of ochres.

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt: discover in the heart of the city very beautiful old mansions with carved porches and also enjoy the remains of the castle and the ramparts, the priory Saint-Pierre d'Agnane and the mill.

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