Cruis / Forcalquier Grande Traversée L'Alpes-Provence by mountain bike
2 h 07 min
I cycle a lot
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
1000 m 827 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.
- 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