|Grand Luberon Ridge in winter time|
After a long lunch you now start along the ridge eastwards, and this is perhaps one of the nicest walks in the Luberon. Great waves of open mountain landscape with great views in all directions. At the 1052 meter point you turn right down the marked trail for Cabrieres d’Aigues. Before you do this, however, it’s worth thinking about continuing further east along the ridge before returning here for the descent. The time back to the car is only about 1 hour 15 minutes and it might well be worth getting more out of this ridge. But make sure you follow the trail and not the winding ridge road!
From the 1052 meter point, you follow the trail for only about 10 minutes, however, and turn down right along the smaller, but large enough for bikes, trail that runs along the hill in just the right descent to be able to enjoy all the great views along its way. You end up on the forest road at the 621 meter point and which you follow back to le Couleton and the car.
Duration: 5h (plus optional along the ridge)
Distance: 14 km.
Ascent: 700 m
Start/finish: Cabrieres d’Aigues
Map: IGN 3243 OT (1cm=250 m)