This is a spectacular route with some fantastic views,
Starting in Mazan and going to a working Abbey, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque (note not allow in with lycra) surrounded by Lavender fields.
The village of Gordes (stop and wander round, lovely views), then cycle to Lunch at Rossillion and back through Murs to Venasque.
Distance: 45 miles
Elevation: 2060 ft
Total climbing: 1677 m
Built on the foothills of the Monts of Vaucluse, facing the Luberon, Gordes is one of the most well-known hilltop villages in the region, and one of the most beautiful in France.
Classed among the “most beautiful villages of France”, this magical town is a maze of picturesque little streets and squares. Take the time to stroll around from the lower town up to the summit of the Castrum – the castle – and its panorama.