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Cycle Tour Canal des 2 mers - Mediterranean route - Cycle route Switzerland-Mediterranean

10. Etappe: Avignon - Apt

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Canal des 2 mers - Mediterranean route - Cycle route Switzerland-Mediterranean

Added on 13 Jun 2018

on 23 Sep 2018

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

84

Cumulative elevation gain in m

513

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,61

Cumulative elevation loss in m

254

Total cycling hours

5,1

Avg. pace in km/h

16,5

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by ThimbleU on 27 Jun 2018

Track points in total

1.327

Track points per km (avg)

16

Start/endpoint

Start location

Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FR (25 m NHN)

End location

Apt, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FR (284 m NHN)

ridden on

27 Jun 2018

Weather

Sunny, partly cloudy in the afternoon.

Temperaturverlauf am 27.06.2018 10:0011:0012:0013:0014:0015:0016:0010°20°30°40°24° - 32.2°

Accommodation

Chambres dʹhôtes Les Mylanettes
Rue des Bassins
FR-84400 Apt

Signposting

From Saint-Rémy to Cavaillon signposted as temporary bike path EV8.

Schild

From the former station of Robion to Apt signposted as bike path EV8.

Schild

Schild

Otherwise without signpostings.

 

Properties

asphalt

84,2 km99,8 %

without a path across the rails and along the railway tracks

0,2 km0,2 %

The information relates to the track as traveled!

Travel report

The exit from Avignon to the south worked again without problems. After about six kilometers we arrived on a quiet side road and cycled southeast towards Châteaurenard. Irrigation canals often run alongside the road. Vegetables and fruits are grown in this area. The road was often shaded by trees.

In Châteaurenard we visited the church Saint-Denys. An unusual feature of the simply furnished Romanesque church is the sloping floor of the church.

Through the old town streets we cycled southwards out of the city. After crossing road D571 we were back on a quiet side road. On both sides of the road again fruit and vegetable cultivation. It stayed that way until shortly before Saint-Rémy.

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Châteaurenard, a butcher gets his meat delivered
Châteaurenard, a butcher gets his meat delivered
Châteaurenard, church Saint-Denys
Châteaurenard, church Saint-Denys
Saint-Rémy, Collégiale Saint-Martin
Saint-Rémy, Collégiale Saint-Martin

In Saint-Rémy, the Grand Marché Provençal took place. From Rue Carnot to Collégiale Saint-Martin and to the end of Rue Lafayette, there was one market stall next to the other and hundreds of people in between. With the bicycles much attention was needed to maneuver through the crowd. Therefore, we did not notice much of the offers of the market stalls.

On the road along the old town center we then cycled north, crossed road D99 through the underpass and were on the EuroVelo 8. From here, the bike path to the Durance Bridge in Cavaillon was signposted as a temporary EV8.

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Saint-Rémy, Grand Marché Provençal
Saint-Rémy, Grand Marché Provençal
Saint-Rémy, Grand Marché Provençal
Saint-Rémy, Grand Marché Provençal
Saint-Rémy, Grand Marché Provençal
Saint-Rémy, Grand Marché Provençal
Saint-Rémy, Grand Marché Provençal
Saint-Rémy, Grand Marché Provençal
In Saint-Rémy
In Saint-Rémy
Saint-Rémy
Saint-Rémy

The first kilometer of the bike path runs next to road D99, then almost two kilometers as a well-developed bike path parallel to the side road to La Galine. From there then on almost traffic-free side roads through the area north of road D99. The route took us through the flat landscape, provided insights into the complex irrigation system, and ran through the town of Mollèges, which offers shops, restaurants and snack bars. There is no reason to rebuild the route along road D99.

On a well-developed bike path, we came well across the Durance on the last stretch before Cavaillon. Then signposting and bike path ended.

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View of the Alpilles
View of the Alpilles
View of the Alpilles
View of the Alpilles
Between Saint-Rémy and Cavaillon
Between Saint-Rémy and Cavaillon
View of the Alpilles
View of the Alpilles
Irrigation canal
Irrigation canal
Durance Bridge in Cavaillon
Durance Bridge in Cavaillon

We cycled the southern variant through Cavaillon, which means pretty much in an easterly direction. Through a small underpass we passed below the railway. We turned to the left and therefore had to cross twice the railway tracks of the disused railway line.

Note: In Cavaillon easterly behind the railway underpass turn right and then left onto the Chemin du Puits des Gavottes.

Beyond road D973 begins the signage of the "Autour du Luberon à Vélo", which can be followed until Robion. The first interesting place on this piece is Taillades. At the southern tip of the village is its old nucleus. A quarry has been used in such a way that the stones left became a fortification. Fortress tower, church Saint-Trophime, as well as some houses from this time are preserved.

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Taillades
Taillades
Taillades
Taillades
Taillades
Taillades
Taillades
Taillades
Taillades
Taillades
Taillades
Taillades

On the way to Robion there were some steep climbs. Through the village itself, we rolled through without sightseeing.

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Near Robion in the Luberon
Near Robion in the Luberon
On the bike path ʺCalavon Vaucluse à Véloʺ
On the bike path ʺCalavon Vaucluse à Véloʺ
On the bike path ʺCalavon Vaucluse à Véloʺ
On the bike path ʺCalavon Vaucluse à Véloʺ

At the former station of Robion begins the developed bike path. The bike path is signposted up to our current destination Apt with the EuroVelo 8 logo and a supplementary logo "Calavon Vaucluse à Vélo".

The route is paved with asphalt a good two meters wide. A few meters above the surrounding ground level we had a good overview of the fields on both sides of the route. Occasionally, the bike path is also off the former rail track, but is always good to cycle and without significant gradients.

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On the bike path ʺCalavon Vaucluse à Véloʺ
On the bike path ʺCalavon Vaucluse à Véloʺ
Lavender
Lavender
House built into a rock in Beaumettes
House built into a rock in Beaumettes
Landscape in the north of the Luberon
Landscape in the north of the Luberon

Ten kilometers before Apt we came to the bridge Pont Julien, which already has been part of the Roman road Via Domitia. It has been used for car traffic until 2005.

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Lavender field
Lavender field
Pont Julien near Apt
Pont Julien near Apt
Pont Julien near Apt
Pont Julien near Apt

At the end in Apt we had to cycle uphill strongly. Our Chambres d'Hôtes is located about 70 meters above the old town on the southern slope. But we had a magnificent view over the valley and the mountains in the north from the terrace in front of our room.

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View from the terrace of our Chambre dʹHôtes in Apt
View from the terrace of our Chambre dʹHôtes in Apt
Main alley in Apt
Main alley in Apt
Main alley in Apt
Main alley in Apt
Main alley in Apt
Main alley in Apt
A cat is chilling in the alley
A cat is chilling in the alley
Cathédrale Sainte-Anne dʹApt
Cathédrale Sainte-Anne dʹApt
Cathédrale Sainte-Anne dʹApt
Cathédrale Sainte-Anne dʹApt
Cathédrale Sainte-Anne dʹApt
Cathédrale Sainte-Anne dʹApt
Cathédrale Sainte-Anne dʹApt
Cathédrale Sainte-Anne dʹApt