Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban / Cruis Grande Traversée L'Alpes-Provence by mountain bike
39,10 km cycling route from Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban to Cruis
Elevation of the stage
The route from Château-Arnoux to Cruis by mountain bike
Behind the Tourist Office, the route crosses the A51 motorway, then a trail leads through the Massif des Bruyères to reach Châteauneuf-Val-St-Donat. Next, you ride along a stretch of former Roman road (the Via Domitia), taking on La Louvière Mountain to emerge beside Saint Donat Chapel. There follows a 10km climb, almost all on single track, up to Tourdeaux’s summit. You descend via its north side, with some special mountain-biking obstacles to enjoy along the way (jumps, berms, etc). After Mallefougasse, you reach Cruis via a stretch on a minor road, then a track.
SNCF train station
- Château-Arnoux: technical mountain-biking section after the three bridges.
- Châteauneuf Val St Donat: on a Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route; the Roman road, the Via Domitia; St Donat Chapel
- Peyruis: panorama from Tourdeaux’s summit
- Villages of Mallefougasse and Cruis