Iconic perched villages
The Calavon cycle route, passing through lavender fields, vineyards and olive groves, offers unbeatable views of the iconic perched villages of the Luberon area. Looking down on the valley below, they’re packed with Provençal charm, with their old stone houses, some with colourful façades, their steep lanes, and their breathtaking belvederes. Cyclists on for a challenge might follow the cycle trail Autour du Luberon to marvel at these Luberon gems up close.
Along the way, be tempted to ride up the slopes, using your muscle power to reach Gordes, Goult, Oppède-le-Vieux, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Saignon, Cereste, Reillanne and Forcalquier. For each detour you take, you’ll marvel at the places you reach, while a pause at their cafés provides wonderful moments to savour.