Explore the area around Chateau de Mille on a bicycle, with the wind in your hair and the blue sky above. The region offers many opportunities for serious cyclists (who can even attempt the famous ascent of the Mont Ventoux, one of the hardest étapes du Tour de France). But it is also an ideal playground for recreational cyclists, who can rent electric bikes at several good shops (you should probably book ahead):
Station Bee https://www.stationsbees.com
Luberon Bikeshop https://www.luberonbikeshop.com
All-terrain electric bikes in Bonnieux: https://www.provence-a-velo.fr/commerces-et-services/luberon/rent-bike-luberon/provence-782613-1.html
So many beautiful routes are possible! To name a few:
Découverte du Pays des Ocres. 27km (278m elevation) on hard ground.
Discover the “Colorado Provençal”, starting from the small village of Rustrel, with its particularly striking views in June and July, when the blue lavender fields lie against the red ochre mounts.
En route, don’t miss : the gite-étape Château de Rustrel (18th century, recently renovated); l’église Notre-Dame des Anges, le prieuré Saint-Julien (11th century) and the Aqueduc du Couloubrier. The tiny village of Gignac, is also full of history and well worth a visit.
The route from Cavaillon to Apt. 40km with not too much elevation (160m), this itinerary is pleasant as it runs almost entirely along the car-free Veloroute du Calavon. It follows the Via Domitia, the first road built by the Romans in Gaul, from Italy to Spain.
The first stop is in Les Taillades, an old white stone quarry now converted into a theatre. The village is on the hill top, as usual, with beautiful views towards Mont Ventoux and the beautiful Moulin Saint-Pierre mill.
You go through Robion, a typical Provençal village with a particularly pretty square and a church, fountain and plane trees. It was famous for its various springs.
Then you reach Coustellet, where a great marché paysan takes place every Sunday morning. You should really visit the Musée de la Lavande: https://www.museedelalavande.com/fr/
From then on, you will be on the cycle path, and will go pass les Beaumettes (with its fascinating troglodytic habitations, les beaumes) and the Roman bridge Pont Saint-Julien. You can stop at some of the loveliest villages of the Luberon on the way: Oppede, Goult, Bonnieux…