Bicycling In The Shadow Of The Dentelles de Montmirail

Since we left Orange, the breathtaking Dentelles de Montmirail have been a constant backdrop along our itinerary. These foothills to Mont Ventoux are incredibly distinctive, in parts, resembling a razorback dinosaur.

They form the palate upon which some of the most beautiful villages of the northern Vaucluse are located: the famous wine villages of Gigondas and Vacqueryas and Beaumes-de-Venice, Sablet and Seguret and Vaison-la-Romaine. The cycling in this area is challenging at times, but the scenery is nothing less than spectacular. Here are some of my favorite photos of the Dentelles.






Posted by Maggie LaCoste

I love the adventure and unpredictability of experiencing France by bike. Cycling in France is the ultimate slow travel adventure, an opportunity to see it through the back door in a way few tourists experience. One week on a bike in France and life takes on a different meaning! I created Experience France By Bike to inspire recreational cyclists to visit France the slow bike, and to be the best source of information for planning the perfect bicycling adventure. I encourage readers to embrace the uncertainty of the road ahead and to take the path less traveled, exploring roads, towns and villages that you would never experience traveling by car.