France
Arrondissement de Carpentras

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.

Top 10 Travel Destinations Arrondissement de Carpentras:

Show all

73 travelers at this place:

  • Day12

    Séguret - Sablet

    April 3, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Wir wollen heute eine kleine Tour durch die Provence unternehmen, sind aber nicht über Séguret und Sablet hinaus gekommen. Das sind zwei schöne Bergdörfer, die zu den schönsten in Frankreich gehören sollen. Aber es hat so stark geregnet, dass wir unsere Tour (mit dem Auto!) abgebrochen haben und lieber eine Weinprobe gemacht haben und im Bistro d'O in Vaison-la-Romaine sehr lecker Essen gegangen sind. Es war die beste Küche während unserer ganzen Tour.Read more

  • Day11

    Vaison-la-Romaine

    April 2, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Seit gestern sind wir in Vaison-la-Romaine, einem kleinen Städtchen mit mittelalterlichem Kern. Auf diesen Ort ist Dagmar 2010 durch eine BRIGITTE-Ausgabe aufmerksam geworden. Ich hatte dann eine Unterkunft gebucht ... und zu unserer Überraschung war es diesellbe Pension, in der auch die BRIGITTE.Journalistin übernachtet hatte.Read more

  • Day6

    Mont Ventoux

    September 12, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Auf geht’s zum Berg der Radfahrer, dem Mont Ventoux, berühmt als Bergankunft der Tour de France. Dass aber soviel Radfahrer ausgerechnet an diesem Tag den Berg in Angriff nahmen, konnten wir nicht ahnen. Die letzten Kilometer ging es nur in einem Pulk aus Radfahrer, Begleitfahrzeugen und Autos hoch. Parkplatz selbst für Mopeds kaum zu kriegen. Na gut muss man mal gesehen haben, aber brauch man so schnell nicht mehr., aber er ist halt was besonderes: Das letzte Drittel des Berges ein einziges Felsenmeer. Er ragt in der Provence zum Teil einsam aus der Ebene heraus, sehenswert.
    Die Hinfahrt bot dann noch eine schöne Schlucht und auf dem Rückweg ging es noch mal über den Col de Perty. Wetter: strahlend blauer Himmel, wir haben das erstemal so richtig geschwitzt.
    Read more

  • Day15

    Mont Ventoux

    September 25, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Mont Ventoux, er macht seinem Namen alle Ehre!
    Juhuh, ich habe meinen ersten Pass in dem Jahr geschafft! Auch wenn es bei dem Aufstieg von Sault aus bei "QuälDich. de" um den "Nasenbohraufstieg" handelt. Die 26 km und 1150 hm waren anstrengend und mega schön. Anfangs ging es durch verblühte Lavendelfelder, gefolgt von Pinienwäldern bis über die Baumgrenze mit beeindruckender Mondlandschaft aus Kalkstein.Read more

  • Day28

    Day 28 - Bédoin, 34 miles

    May 13, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Well the weather gods were not on my side today as I awoke to thick cloud and rain covering the top half of Mont Ventoux with no sign of it moving. With only die hards and people here for only one day going up I'll keep my fingers crossed for the morning and some sun.

    With a quick bit of research I found a nice ride out towards Sault via a small village called Flassan. The road twisted up through the forest to about 950 metres (about half Mont Ventoux) and with the weather starting to draw in I soon found myself riding in the clouds and rain. With the weather not improving and hopefully a big ride tomorrow I decided to call it a day and descend back down and wow was the descent cold.

    As I rolled back into Bedoin I bumped into a group of English club riders I'd met the night before and my decision to not climb Ventoux today was justified. Not sure if I've ever seen a group of fit clearly very good cyclists look so broken both physically and mentally. As they all stood there shivering they described the ride as horrific with freezing rain and gale force head winds once in the clouds. With the same 60kph winds but sun predicted tomorrow it will hopefully at least be a little warmer.
    Read more

  • Day27

    Day 27 - Avignon to Bedoin, 48 miles

    May 12, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    After a couple of days resting the knees it's great to be back on the bike especially as at the start of a leg of the trip I've really been looking forward to. Two weeks deep in French Provence with classic climbs, deep canyons, rolling vineyards and hilltop villages all before the clifftops and beaches of the French Riviera.

    To makes things even better the wind and rain of the last week has now gone and although still a bit cloudy the sun has been trying to poke it's head out.

    The day started with a ride straight north following the River Rhone to the town of Orange which you have to say in your strongest French accent to get anywhere near right with the pronouncition. Small town but home to a huge Roman Theatre dating from the 1st century A.D. After a little recce the best vantage point seemed to be the cliffs behind so a quick ride up there and scramble gave a great photo looking down.

    From Orange it was out to Bedoin a beautiful village at the foot of the famous Mont Ventoux and my bed for the evening. With nothing anywhere near its height Ventoux stands out for miles and gets bigger and bigger the closer you get! With Ventoux meaning windy in French (it averages 56+ mph plus 240 days a year at the top) it's very weather dependent so fingers crossed for tomorrow.

    Either way I've just demolished a large pizza, garlic bread and chocolate mousse whilst writing this so I'm definitely fuelled up.
    Read more

  • Day29

    Day 29 - Mont Ventoux, 40 miles

    May 14, 2016 in France ⋅ 🌬 19 °C

    Wow what a day in the saddle in some of the most beautiful and testing conditions I've ever riden in.

    Climbs do not come much more famous than Mont Ventoux and a ride I had marked very early on when planning this trip. At 1911 meters and as previously mentioned it is considerably higher than anything else around and despite blue sky everywhere the top was still covered in cloud so as I left Bedoin on the route made famous by the Tour de France I had fingers crossed it would be clear by the time I got to the top.

    After Bedoin and a couple of miles steadily climbing through the vineyards of Provence you take a sharp left and head up into the forest. This is the steepest section of the ride and real granny gear riding. I'd left early but the road was still busy with cyclists and as I climbed on my heavy aluminium Cyclo-cross bike with a pannier full of ham and cheese baguettes and in my board shorts and t-shirt I gave a smug bonjour to each lycra clad carbon riding cyclist I overtook. Sadly most of them had been riding for more years than I'd had hot dinners and it was not long before the young club riders were giving me a smug bonjour as they passed although I did get a few nods of admiration.

    The end of the forest and the tree line you are greeted by Le Chalet Reynard a cafe marking the start of the final third. It would normally be easier from here but now out of the shelter of the forests were hit by the predicted strong winds. With them coming straight over the top in was going to be a tough last few miles. The bonus out of the forest was the view across the valley which is simply stunning.

    It wasn't until the last couple of miles that I reached the cloud cover and wow what a change in temperature and weather. The wind was now gale force and tough to stay on the bike. Making friends with a Dutch rider we stayed together the last couple of miles just trying to keep enough forward movement into the wind not to fall over. The final sharp right turn a few meters short of the summit and a huge gust did me and the Dutchman and only a quick clip out and foot down saved both of us. We then saw about 20 other cyclists all watching who been watching it happened to every cyclist coming up with a few not clipping out quick enough apparently.

    With the summit reached and a chill factor of -3 I didn't hang around the top long. The descent especially the first 2 miles in the cloud was freezing and one of the scariest things I've ever done. With everyone averaging about 10mph and one foot down to balance against the wind I was relieved to clear the clouds and at least be able to see further than 30 yards. The wind was still very strong which unfortunately meant no full head down descending but still great fun even if very scary.

    After a hot chocolate in the cafe to try and get feeling back in my fingers and bones it was quick descent through the forest to pick my gear up from the hotel and on another 15 miles to Saint Didier where Im staying tonight. This is real 'A Good Year' (if you've seen the film) scenery with vineyards and small villages for as far as you can see.

    After a great dinner and a few drinks with some Belgium cyclists it's time for bed after a magically box ticking day.
    Read more

  • Day16

    MTB- Tour durch die Region Sault

    September 26, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Tolles Wetter, coole Tour, mal viel Schotter, mal weniger Schotter, Hauptsache Steine, oft mit Blick über die Lavendelfelder und auf den Mont Ventoux.
    Spezielle Wolkenformationen wegen des Mistral.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Arrondissement de Carpentras

Join us:

FindPenguins for iOS FindPenguins for Android

Sign up now