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.