This cycling trip winds around the base of the Dentelles de Montmirail range, through grandiose landscapes composed of very particular geology.Here, the vineyards and orchards are carefully tended on sloping, terraced fields. Slight uphills starting in Beaumes de Venise, but don’t be discouraged. Your efforts will be rewarded, for the road leads to charming villages. Stunning views are well worth the effort required.
Distance = 22 km
Landscape = The Dentelles de Montmirail
Level = "Discovery"
Parking = Place du Marché close to the Tourism Office in the center of Beaumes-de-Venise
Do not miss:
In the town of Beaumes de Venise : Notre Dame d'Aubune (Romanesque church from the 12th), the Balmes (holes hollowed into the rock, at the origin of the name of this town), the old olive oil mill.
Lafare and La Roque-Alric: villages nestled in the folds of the Dentelles hills. Great views.
Le Barroux: the striking château and the remarkable abbeys
Geological curiosity: the Rocalinau rock between Saint-Hippolyte-le-Graveyron and Beaumes de Venise
Things to do :
Caromb: Paty Lake is a superb spot to rest under the shade of the old plane trees. In summertime, lots of events are proposed here. Here you are in the heart of exceptional land. Take full advantage to learn about and taste the products of the famous vineyards all around, in particular the renowned Muscat de Beaumes de Venise.
The Dentelles de Montmirail are an outstanding natural site – highly popular for outdoor activities, in particular rock-climbing.
Tourism Office - Beaumes-de-Venise,
Maison des Dentelles,
122 place du Marché - 84410 Beaumes de Venise
Tél. 04 90 62 94 39
On the way :
Starting from the Beaumes de Venise Tourism office, follow the cycling signs in the direction of Lafare and Suzette. Take a short break to admire the view on the Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail.
In Le Barroux, you can go though the village : from the castle there is a spectacular view of the surroundings, or go down towards Caromb and to the Paty Lake.
As you approach Caromb, you can leave the itinerary to visit Caromb or continue on, following the signs.
|Professionals in the area|
|Accomodations||Terroir and famous places
|La Villa Noria
La Villa Tina
Le Mas l'Evajade
|Les Vignerons de Caractère
Cave Balma Venitia
Moulin à huile La Balméenne
Le Moulin à huile du Comtat
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|Le Four à Chaux
O' Ptit Creux