31,96 Km
2 h 07 min
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31,96 km cycling route from Cruis to Forcalquier

This mountain-biking stage makes you take on Lure Mountain, climbing half way up it. After the Jas de Roche, a dry-stone shepherd’s barn typical of the area, follow the famed enduro descent of Lure Mountain as far as Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues. There’s another climb before you descend via single track to Les Mourres, a site to be savoured for its extraordinary rock formations, like giants’ faces. End by cycling into the centre of the town of Forcalquier.

Elevation of the stage

1010 m 837 m

The route from Cruis to Forcalquier by mountain bike

The first trail climb involves a shift of 430m in altitude, its final part somewhat steeper than the rest. Then enjoy a descent on a stretch of the famed Lure Mountain Enduro Trail (with a total 1000m negative shift in altitude specially conceived for mountain bikes) to Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues. The route then follows a trail as far as Fontienne. The descent involves a mix of paths and trails, going via the extraordinary giant rock formations at Les Mourres, to Forcalquier.

Don't miss

  • Cruis: dry-stone shepherd’s barn; viewing points on the valley 
  • Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues: Notre Dame de Lure; the enduro descent of Lure Mountain
  • Forcalquier: Rochers des Mourres, extraordinary giant rock formations; the citadel

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