Trek Travel’s #5 Greatest Ride In The World.
Tucked in between the iconic Mont Ventoux and the world famous lavender fields, Gorges de La Nesque is yet another feature that makes Provence such a world renowned region.
Discover this ride on our Provence trip.


On this ride you will pedal through the wildly beautiful canyon, below towering limestone cliffs that reach up to 400 meters high in some places.

You will feel as though you are taking a ride back in time as you meander through this quiet and untouched area. Once through the gorge, the beauty of Provence will open up to you as you pedal by countless kilometers of lavender fields (blooming their brightest in mid june!) and through beautiful French villages. Stop for lunch, a coffee and some souvenir shopping in the hilltop village of Sault before the dreamy cruise back down to Villes Sur Auzon.

“We knew the Provence bike trip would be nice but nothing could have prepared us for how incredibly wonderful, over-the-top it actually was! Every detail and every meal, everything was more than we imagined it could have been and our only regret is that it’s already over”

-Meghan, Trek Travel Guest

Three Things You Need to Know

At 55kms and 850m of elevation gain, this beautiful ride will offer incredible views and not destroy the legs. While trending uphill, through Gorges de la Nesque, the gradients are a mellow 2-4%. There are 4 tunnels through Gorges de La Nesque, none of them are very long but they are quite narrow. It is recommended to at least have a rear light so that cars can see you better.

It is usually very windy through Gorges de la Nesque. Leave the aero bikes and deep dish wheels at home unless you like getting blown around!

There are very few resources while out on this ride. The best location for resupply is half way through the ride in Sault.

Local Resources

Explore the many Lavender fields and extraordinary lavender products sold at almost every shop in the area. You will see everything from lavender soap to lavender honey and lavender shampoo, stock up on the best lavender in the world while you are here!

There is tons to do in this special region of France. Many amazing rides, famous wineries, open air markets in Gordes and Menerbes, hiking in Gorges de La Nesque and so much more. Plan to spend several days here to experience it all.

Discover this ride on our Provence trip.

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