From the Plains to the Piedmont

This ride starts from the village of Caromb and takes you along peaceful country roads through a wide variety of landscapes. Between the Comtat Venaissin plain and Mont Ventoux, man has long fashioned the landscapes here, working with the fertile land and turning it into exceptional production areas. Here you ride through AOC Ventoux vineyards, olive groves, cherry orchards and fig orchards. You ride from Caromb to Modène, from Bédoin to Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols, through Crillon-le-Brave and Mazan. Explore these villages which are full of character. Take your time, stop and enjoy.

 

Entre plaine et piémontD istance = 33 km
Paysage = The foothills of Mont Ventoux
Level = "Discovery"
Parking = Salle des fêtes in Caromb
Marked itinerary


Do not miss:
In Bedoin: Chapelle de la Madelène, the ochre cliffs, the geological phenomenon of the Demoiselles Coiffées earth pillars, the narrow streets in Les Baux hamlet and the church in Sainte-Colombe.
In Mazan: see the sarcophagi, Notre-Dame de Pareloup, the castle of the Marquis de Sade



Things to do:

Take advantage of the Provençal markets in Bedoin and Mazan every Monday morning, and in Caromb every Tuesday morning.
Hiking and other outdoor activities are popular here – check with the tourism offices for suggestions of activities which are proposed.
Visit the wine cellars and estates which are part of the Ventoux Cyclists Welcome network.


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Information
Tourism Office - Caromb, 44 place du Château - 84330 Caromb Tel. +33 (0)4 90 62 36 21
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Tourism Office - Bédoin, place Portail de l'Olivier - 84410 Bédoin Tel. +33 (0)4 90 65 63 95
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www.bedoin.org

Tourism Office - Mazan, place du 8 mai - 84380 Mazan Tel. +33 (0)4 90 69 74 27
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www.mazantourisme.com

Tourisme Office - Carpentras and Maison de Pays, 97 place du 25 août 1944 - 84200 Carpentras Tel. +33 (0)4 90 63 00 78
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www.carpentras-ventoux.com


www.provence-cycling.com
www.provence-a-velo.fr

On the way
Starting from the parking lot at the “Salle des fêtes” in Caromb, cycle to the centre of the village then take the direction of Modène
In Modène, have a look at the bell-tower. Just after the château in Crillon le Brave, don’t miss the road on your left in the curve as you go downhill.
In Mazan, take the direction for Carpentras prior to taking a right as you leave the village.
As you leave the hamlet of Serres, follow the cycling signs on the right.

 

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Accomodations

 

Terroir and famous places

 
     
Restaurants   Guides / Taxis
Restaurant-café Le Guintrand
Hôtel-restaurant Crillon le Brave***** 
Hôtel-restaurant le Château de Mazan****
Le Four à Chaux
Le Saint-Romain
Restaurant L'Esprit Jardin

 

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La Route du Ventoux - France Bike Rentals
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