A cycling path between Cavaillon, Apt and Forcalquier crosses the Park Naturel Régional du Luberon. The path follows valleys along the northern edge of the Luberon Mountains, without steep climbs. The elevation difference of 477 m between Apt and Vachères is over a distance of 35 km.
The entire route has been selected for the beauty of the countryside and villages. Some parts follow roads, so normal cycling safety must be observed. Parts of the path follow the old railway line, crossing through some beautiful fields and woods. Between Bonnieux and Apt, the cycling path follows a small road that crosses the 2000-year-old Pont Julien.
You can get more information, including the brochure "Le Luberon en Vélo" from the Offices de Tourisme of the Luberon towns and villages. Those in Apt, Bonnieux, Cavaillon and Forcalquier are open all year. Offices in Reillanne (Tel: (33) 492 75 10 02) and Dauphin (Tel: (33) 492 79 51 98) are open in July and August.
Bus service information between Cavaillon and Forcalquier is given on the Travel-Bus page.
Bikes on the Bus. Taking your bike on the Cavaillon-Forcalquier bus depends on how crowded they are and how much space there is in the luggage compartment. There's often room for a couple of bikes, but not enough room for several. It's probably the same for the Nice-Aix and other long-distance buses.