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Bédoin - Le Rat Loop

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Trail

24.5 mile 39.4 kilometer loop
25% Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 3,538' 1,078 m
Descent: -3,523' -1,074 m
High: 4,087' 1,246 m
Low: 1,024' 312 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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This is the longest and most challenging of Bédoin's four mountain bike trails.

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Overview

This route links several good rides into a longer one: Le Pavillon Rolland Loop, and segments of the Grande Traversée de Vaucluse and Tour of Mont Ventoux. Along the way, you'll ride double and singletrack through historic villages and a challenging downhill.

Description

The ride sets off from the Bédoin market place and then, at both the beginning and the end, follows Le Pavillon Rolland Loop.

After cycling through ochre landscapes, and the hamlets of Les Baux and Sainte Combe, the gradient increases sharply, and the single-lane track narrows as you ride through the Combe de Canaud and Combe de Clare valleys, until you reach the forestry house at the place known as "le Rat," just a stone's throw from the high Chalet Reynard. Then a technically challenging descent leads you along zigzag bends via the Forêt de Cèdres and the Combe d'Ansis, back to Bédoin.

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The countryside, right before you start climbing.
Jun 19, 2019 near Bédoin, FR

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