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We were quite reluctant to leave Vaison-la-Romaine – we loved it – so pretty, historic, vibrant, colourful, but there was more to be seen that was equally delightful, so off we rode in the mid afternoon, heading towards L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue – the Venice of the South of France – we had a treat in store!

I should say that at the time of our trip, my husband and I were in our mid-fifties and pretty fit, so the ride was fairly easy – the longest leg was 55kms but there are so many sights to stop and see on the way, that it becomes a leisurely ride, and for the most part pretty flat. We encountered only one challenging piece of terrain over the whole trip, and that was on the way to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorge. The track was gravel so it was easier to push the bikes. The other challenge was riding up to Gordes, a long slow climb, but the reward once reaching the top was worth every pedal stroke. I will talk about Gordes in my next post, as we did it as side trip from L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Now for the beautiful scenery and countryside you can see on the way, if you take this particular route :