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Les Ocres à vélo

Touring cyclist in Apt
50.4 km
Loop
Touring cyclist
4h 50min
Medium
  • A colorful way !

  • From red to yellow over orange, ochre is featured all along this route. High-perched villages with colorful facades reveal themselves among vineyards, lavender fields, oak and pine forests. Some unique places in the region will reveal the history and know-how behind this Provençal "treasure" to you. A colorful bike ride ine the Luberon Régional Natural Park !

    Practical informations :

    • The Ochres tour by bik only allows you to visit the various ochre sites in a more eco-responsible way....
    From red to yellow over orange, ochre is featured all along this route. High-perched villages with colorful facades reveal themselves among vineyards, lavender fields, oak and pine forests. Some unique places in the region will reveal the history and know-how behind this Provençal "treasure" to you. A colorful bike ride ine the Luberon Régional Natural Park !

    Practical informations :

    • The Ochres tour by bik only allows you to visit the various ochre sites in a more eco-responsible way. You can not visit its tourist sites by bike, access to the Colorado Provençal, the Mines de Bruoux and the Sentier des Ocres is only on foot.

    • There is an "Ocres à vélo" application for smartphone and tablet available on Android and Apple Store,
    created by the Luberon Regional Natural Park.
    Playful and accessible to all, it will guide you in all serenity, on small roads to meet the riches of the land, landscapes and ochre sites of the Luberon.
    This application shows you places that are worth a stop when you pass by and offers
    this discovery through various media: videos, audios, texts, quizzes, games, augmented reality...

    It offers 4 cycling routes and each loop has a different theme:
    › Roussillon loop: 8.6 miles, 2:30 hours. The exploitation of ochre, underground quarries or pit quarries or
    › Loop of Apt: 15.5 miles, 3:45 hours. History of the country of Apt from geological times to modern times.
    › Rustrel loop which contains a shorter variant: 12 miles, 2:45 hours or 7 miles, 2hours. In the skin of a
    geologist, looking for Colorado. This loop and in particular its short version is more
    particularly dedicated to families and children.
    › Caseneuve loop: 16 miles, 3:45 hours. Rocks, fossils, landscapes and men.
  • Difference in height
    611.18 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
611 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 228 m
  • End altitude : 228 m
  • Maximum altitude : 415 m
  • Minimum altitude : 210 m
  • Total positive elevation : 611 m
  • Total negative elevation : -611 m
  • Max positive elevation : 67 m
  • Min positive elevation : -86 m