Mad About Mountains: This mountain, the highest in Provence, is famous as a cyclist’s mountain although it can also be reached on foot and by car. The long distance footpath GR4 traverses the east ridge to the top.

[By bicycle], there are 3 roads to the top, and the easiest is from Sault to the east. The ride starts with a sharp drop but very soon after crossing an agricultural valley, then slowly uphill through the forest as far as the roadside bar Chalet Reynard where the steeper route from Bedoin joins in. This is the road used by the Tour de France when it comes this way.

Also see: Three different ascents by bicycle of the Mont Ventoux

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