This tour has been initiated by the Association for developing tourism in Haut-Vaucluse and allows one to discover Saint-Léger du Ventoux, Brantes and Savoillans, three villages established in the Toulourenc valley. These villages face the abrupt, north side of Mont Ventoux. This itinerary is for cyclists in good physical condition and can be done over two days which will enable one to enjoy the calm and charm of the towns.
Distance = 57 km à 91 km
Landscape = Piémont du Ventoux nord
Level = Difficult
Parking = in the center of Entrechaux
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Do not miss
Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux: Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux is a modest but charming village on the foothills of Mont Ventoux. Brantes is a small fortified town towered by Moont Ventoux. savoillans is a quiet serene medieval town at the foot of Mont Ventoux.
Things to do
Stop now and then and get the real feel of the valley. Imagine the trackss and paths clinbing the north face of Mont Ventoux departing from Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux. Visit the workshops of different artisans and craftsmen in Brantes and discover the unique atmosphere of this quiet village. In Savoillans go thourgh the "soustets" or passage-ways, visit an exhibition at St Agricol fram, relax on the terrace of the Bistrot or walk 20 minutes to discover the ancient coalmines.
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Take time to visit the medieval castle which guards Entrechaux before heading towards Mollans and the Toulourenc valley. At Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux, the village fountain and laundry will refresh energetic cyclists. The second step, Brantes is reached after a rather abrupt and long climb. It is a real pleasure to discover the village clinging to the slopes opposite the "Giant of Provence". Let the beauty and silence of the sight invade you. Further on, Savoillans on the banks of the Toulourenc river will captivate more than one cyclist.
Two possibilities : either riding back to Entrechaux or following the valley... to Reilhannette, Montbrun-les-Bains, Sault, Villes sur Auzon, Bedoin, Malaucène and Entrechaux.