Vaucluse is a mountain-biker’s paradise in the heart of Provence, offering more than 850 km of signposted mountain biking trails, two French Cycling Federation (FFC) certified areas, and an incredible 300 days of sunshine a year.
A map of mountain bike routes around Vaucluse
Now bikers have their own map showing a range of circuits: on the front, the highly technical ‘Grande Traversée de Vaucluse’ (almost 500 km in total) and the Grand Tours (40-120 km) if you fancy a day exploring the Petit Luberon, Mont Ventoux or the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains, and, on the other side, itineraries across the two FFC-certified areas in Ventoux and Luberon-Lure. All in all a hundred cycle trails catering to every level of proficiency, beginners included, to explore on traditional or electric mountain bikes. Also available to download from provence-cycling.com website.
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Provence Luberon Lure FFC-VTT certified area
What is a FFC-VTT site?
Ever since 1991, in order to support the development of mountainbiking and promote its access to all, the French Cycling Federation (FFC) has been certifying territories with a quality MTB offer (ie signposted trails for all levels and different types of practice, map, MTB hiring facilities, etc).
After the Ventoux FFC-certified mountain-biking area was signposted two years ago, it’s the turn of the Provence-Luberon-Lure area to get the same treatment. A selection of 63 cycle trails take you on a tour of this iconic mountain-biking region, from Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and the Vaucluse hills, passing through the ochre-rich landscapes of Rustrel and Roussillon and the undulating terrain of the Grand and Petit Luberon ranges before reaching the pretty towns of Forcalquier and Manosque. Choose, for example, a short 5K ride, ideal for novices and families, or one of the Six Grand Tours available on GPS to truly soak up the magnificent unspoilt scenery around Luberon Regional Nature Park and the Biosphere reserve.
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