Les Gorges de la Nesque is a stunning route starting in Villes-sur-Auzon just 10 kms from Bédoin – the start of Mont Ventoux.
The route is 20 kms long, averaging just 2% – so it’s not hard. But so beautiful. It’s the perfect route for someone that wants the enjoyment of riding along fun cliff roads, but for whatever reason isn’t able to do a tough alpine climb.
After Saturday’s Ventoux cyclosportive for me – and an ascension of Ventoux from Bédoin by Doreen (!!) – this was a dream Sunday “rest-day” route.
While plenty of loops are possible, we were more than happy to descend back the same way enjoying the views, after eating at the top. Highly recommended
Les Routes du Ventoux cyclosportive (Sept. 12, 2010) descends through Gorges de la Nesque at the very end of the race. I rode this in 2008, details here.