From the Ventoux to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Leaving Velleron, this route takes you to Pernes-les-Fontaines, birthplace of Paul de Vivie named "Veloccio" (1853-1930), an emblematic figure of french cycle-tourism who worked on imporving the derailleur. You will then arrive in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, known as "Comtadine Venice". Take time to stroll along the canals and then cycle through groves and fields before arriving in Le Thor.

 Du Vtx à Isle

Distance =  35 km
Landscape = Comtat Venaissin
Itinerary = Average level (Discovery)
Parking = Farmer's market in Velleron
Marked itinerary

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Do not miss:
Velleron: St Michel chcurch and Crillon castle.
Pernes-les-Fontaines: the old town with its fountains and monuments (Notre-Dame gate, the covered market hall, Notre-Dame de Nazareth church...) the museums especially the comtadin cycle museum.
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue: the canals, the paddle wheels, the watershed, Notre Dame des Anges collegiate church, the Campredon Arts center, the fishermen's quarters, Arquet canal.
Le Thor: Notre-Dame-du-Lac church, the Touzon caves, Thouzon castle, the belfry tower, the Pierre Salinger museum at Rose country house.
 
Things to do
The farmer's market in Velleron, one of the best-known in Vaucluse (everyday except Sundays and public holidays from April to September, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the remainder of the year).
Provencal and producer markets in Pernes-les-Fontaines (Saturdays and Wednesdays); L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (every Thursday and Sunday morning) and in Le Thor (every Wednesday and Saturday morning).
The Fountain tour in Pernes-les-Fontaines
The antique shops and flea markets in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
 

Information

Tourism Office of Pernes-les-Fontaines
Place Gabriel Moutte - 84210 Pernes les Fontaines
Tel. +33 (0)4 90 61 31 04
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Office de Tourisme Intercommunal du Pays des Sorgues et des Monts de Vaucluse
Place de la Liberté - 84800 L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Tel. +33 (0)4 90 38 04 78
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www.oti-delasorgue.fr

Tourism Office of Le Thor
Place du 11 Novembre - 84250 Le Thor
Tel. +33 (0)4 90 33 92 31
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www.oti-delasorgue.fr
 

On the way
In Velleron, turn on your right after the footbridge.

 

Professionals in the area

   
Accommodation   Local products, Arts, Crafts
Camping Les FontainesLa Paysanne  

Silvain Paysans Nougatiers
Domaine La Camarette
Musée Comtadin du Cycle

     
Restaurants   Bike rentals / Guides / Taxis
    Ventoux Bikes Trip
Luberon Biking
Provence Panorama