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.

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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 way....by 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.