The afternoon before our 3am assault of Ventoux we cycled this nice little loop from Bédoin up to Col Notre Dame des Abeilles.
It’s an open, quiet climb with views of Mont Ventoux. The road we took for the descent was a little bumpy, but deserted.
So it’s perhaps a better loop in the opposite direction.
For really superb loop, combine Col des Abeilles with the – truly superb – and beautiful Gorges de la Nesque (I marked the Gorges on the map. See here for more details.