Try cycle and electric bike-touring! Travel into the Alpes de Haute Provence and explore new horizons as you follow the routes!
Prepare your cycle-touring circuits on the different itineraries with the GPX trails, leaflets, mobile app and practical information.
The Mediterranean by bike
From Spain to Cyprus, the Mediterranean by bike links a large number of sunny on the Mediterranean coast.
Two legs are in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
Cavaillon – Manosque leg
From Cavaillon to Robion, the “véloroute” (bike path) follows the “Autour du Luberon” itinerary. It then links up with the Véloroute du Calavon on the former railway track.
The 37-km green lane itinerary is ideal for a family ride through the landscapes and hilltop villages of the Luberon.
When you get to Céreste you are in Haute-Provence and as far as Manosque, the itinerary continues on small, calm, signposted roads where you can discover villages built of time-worn stone.
Manosque (Meyrargues) – Draguignan leg
It is advisable to take the train from the SNCF train station in Manosque (place Frédéric Mistral) to the SNCF train station in Meyrargues.
Download the log book
Designed for cycle-tourists and adventurers, the log book is an indispensable tool for discovering this new itinerary safely. In this free tool, you will see:
- Each leg detailed on a precise map
- A selection of sites which are a must to visit: listed architectural heritage, cultural sites, remarkable natural sites
- Useful information: tourist offices and stations near the itinerary to organise your trip easily.
Download the general tourist map
For an overview of the route and additional information, do not hesitate to download the general tourist map of The Mediterranean by bike.
Buy the official bike guide of La Méditerranée by bike
More than 1000 km: from Perthus to Menton.
A course in 20 stages – 4 escapades. For each stage, cultural and historical information on the heritage.
Practical advice throughout the 1000 km and useful addresses (accommodation, bicycle dealers, tourist offices, etc.)
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See the GPX trails, leaflet, mobile app and practical information: en.eurovelo.com/ev8/from-beziers-to-nice
Les routes de la lavande
From the Drôme to the Alpes-Maritimes, the Hautes-Alpes, Vaucluse and the Alpes de Haute Provence, the Routes de la Lavande take you on a ride for unusual encounters in an exceptional territory.
Discover lavender on an itinerary of 6 cycling circuits and day discovery loops.
See the GPX trails, leaflet, mobile app and practical information: www.routes-lavande.com
The Luberon by bike
A 236-km itinerary on the little-used picturesque small roads of the Luberon Park.
From Cavaillon to Apt, Forcalquier and Manosque, the cycling loop itinerary ends with Lourmarin and Cavaillon.
The Verdon by bike
Such a variety of routes to choose from!
More than 700km / 438 miles of marked and sign-posted itineraries along lanes and pathways and nearly 2000km / 1242 miles of mountain bike itineraries: the Verdon rejoices in an uncommonly diverse choice of routes
See the GPX trails, leaflet, mobile app and practical information: www.veloloisirprovence.com/fr/verdon
The P’tites Routes du Soleil
From Haute-Savoie to the Alpes-Maritimes, the “P’tites Routes du Soleil” is already on a par with a great cycling itinerary: 890 kilometres peppered with 44 accessible “little” passes.
The “P’tites Routes du Soleil “cycle-touring itinerary is more of a “ride” as you cycle along the “side roads” and discover the local heritage, plunging into unspoled territories which are perfect for escapades.
The “P’tites Routes du Soleil” was laid out to be the first “connected” mountain bike crossing thanks to over 100 electric-bike charging stations, every 30 to 40 kilometres.
The itinerary in the Alpes de Haute Provence
The itinerary is cut into 4 sections in the department.
- You can download the GPX files: Sisteron to Digne-les-Bains
- You can download the GPX files: Digne-les-Bains to Tartonne
- You can download the GPX files: Tartonne to Saint-André-les-Alpes
- You can download the GPX files: Saint-André-les-Alpes to Saint-Auban
A guidebook will be an asset on this itinerary.
The Route des grandes Alpes
The Route des Grandes Alpes is a prestigious tourist itinerary which takes you from Lake Léman to the Mediterranean Sea via the great Alpine passes.
720 kilometres of mountain roads from Thonon-les-Bains to Nice, peppered with 17 passes which are among the highest in the French Alps.
In the department
In the Alpes de Haute Provence, the itinerary goes over the Col de Vars to Jausiers, Barcelonnette, and the climb up to the Col de la Cayolle takes you into the heart of the Mercantour National Park.
The road then goes down to the south in the Val d’Entraunes and follows the Var River as far as Guillaumes, twisting and turning through rocky gorges.
Alternative routes: through Embrun and past the lake of Serre-Ponçon, via the Col de la Bonette and the highest road in Europe.
See the GPX trails, leaflet, mobile app and practical information: https://en.routedesgrandesalpes.com/
The Grand Tour à Vélo Alpi Marittime / Mercantour
A cycle-touring green transport loop on the roads through the two parks which is the only one of its kind in Europe.
The almost 360 km-long itinerary covers a 5-day “figure-of-eight” loop with an elevation of nearly 10,000 metres, and also has adaptable, alternative legs.
5 legs including 2 in the Alpes de Haute Provence: 360 km, 9,200 +, 8 passes. From the Alpes de Haute Provence, to the Alpes Maritimes and Italy.
Download the GPX tracks of the itinerary.
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- Tracks from Barcelonnette to Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée: 55,6 km
- Tracks from Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée to Borgo San Dalmazzo: 93,8 km
- Tracks from Breil-sur-Roya to Saint-Martin-Vésubie: 72,9 km
- Tracks from Saint-Martin-Vésubie to Valberg: 58,6 km
- Tracks from Valberg to Barcelonnette via col d’Allos: 75,3 km
Tested by Claudio Chiappucci himself!
Claudio Chiappucci came second in the Tour de France in 1990. In 1991, he was on several podiums: 1st in the Milan-San Remo, 2nd in the Giro and 3rd in the Tour de France, and even came 2nd the following year in the Giro.