The Comtat Venaissin, area of Art and History is located in the heart of Provence at the foot of Mont Ventoux. The Comtat Venaissin, a discrete area with varied, preserved landscapes, is criss-crossed by small country roads that wind amidst orchards and vineyards and are ideal for cycling. Starting from Carpentras, this itinerary takes you first toward the Dentelles de Montmirail, a small range with amazing topography. You cycle down towards the Mont Ventoux piedmont planted with the characteristic crops emblematic of Provence – vineyards, olive groves and cherry orchards. Then, on you go towards the Monts de Vaucluse and the villages that nestle in the hilltops, providing stunning views of Mont Ventoux. On your way, take the time to explore the small town of Pernes-les-Fontaines with its 40 fountains!
Distance = 115 km / 71 miles
Landscape = Monts de Vaucluse, The Dentelles de Montmirail range, Mont Ventoux piedmont, Comtat Venaissin Plain
Level = Average level
Parking = Car Park at the Porte d’Orange in Carpentras
Circuit in the process of being signposted (shared roads)
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Office de Tourisme de Carpentras
Office de Tourisme d’Aubignan
Office de Tourisme Intercommunal de Beaumes-de-Venise
Office de Tourisme de Caromb
Office de Tourisme de Bédoin
Office de Tourisme Intercommunal Ventoux Sud - Site de Mormoiron
Office de Tourisme Intercommunal Ventoux Sud - Site de Villes-sur-Auzon
Office de Tourisme de Mazan
Office de Tourisme de Venasque et des Monts de Vaucluse
Point Info Tourisme de Saint-Didier
Tél. : +33 (0)4 90 61 31 04
The Cycling Tour du Comtat Venaissin is marked in a single direction (clockwise).
To find your way, follow the signs along the itinerary. Signs are single, directional arrows.
If you are uncertain about the itinerary, follow the main road or continue on straight.
A detailed roadbook can be downloaded from the site www.destination-ventoux.com.
This roadbook will help you prepare your trip and can go with you along the way for it has:
- Map and description of the different stages
- Contact information for all the “Ventoux Cyclists Welcome” professionals on the itinerary
Information displays for the Ventoux Velo Network
In each village there is a display panel to guide you - with maps of the village and cycling circuits, main points of cultural and touring interest, services available in the town.