Surronded by the Verdon Gorges, the Sainte-Croix Lake and Valensole’s Plateau, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is a « star of Provence », a place for new discoveries when riding a bike.
Bike rentals in Moustiers
To rent an electric bike or just repair it, you have 2 choices : Ebike Moustiers, at the bottom of the village or Moustiers Bike Services, in Camping du Petit Lac (direction Sainte-Croix Lake).
You also have the possibility to go on a bike tour with a guide with Aquattitude in Montagnac-Montpezat. Finally, our partner Vélo Gorges du Verdon is located very close to Rougon. It offers accompanied outings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (booking required) to discover the grand canyon!
Our Tourist Office is bike friendly!
Our Tourist Office will allow you to charge your electric bike : batteries are to be borrowed during opening hours. We also can sell you several guides or consult free documentation like « Vélo Loisir Provence » booklet (the bike specialists!).
Through all these documents you will find « Le Verdon à Vélo » (french and english), « Le Tour du Verdon » and « À vélo au fil de l’eau ». With no translation, they present to you maps and circuit trails. For the more experienced riders is « 3 grandes traversées VTT », presenting long trails throughout the canyon (french only).
+ Our department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is dedicated to cycling!
Indeed, the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is the first department to be awarded the "Territoire vélo" (cycling area) label in autumn 2020.
This label, awarded by the Fédération française de cyclotourisme (FFCT), applies to the whole of our department and highlights the work carried out in favour of cycling throughout the Basses-Alpes area!
To prepare your day...
You have the possibility to do groceries in 2 of our "8 à Huit" shops : in the village center (open all year) or at the entrance (open from April to September). You can also take your time in one of our restaurants or take away a sandwich, panini… You may also like to take a break and enjoy an ice cream made from scratch with local products in the centered place of Moustiers.
➕ To go further...
Mountain biking in Moustiers
Download the GPX tracks of the routes or buy our mountain bike map online or at the Tourist Office!
Mountain bikers, 7 routes have been created and marked out on our area!
Whether you ride an electric mountain bike or a muscular mountain bike, these routes are aimed at both novices and regular riders of a good level... Get the GPX tracks of the routes you want to follow for free on the reference website for mountain bikers, www.utagawavtt.com! ↓
⚠️ WARNING : "La Saint-Jursienne" and "Le Montdenier", present a significant distance and difference in altitude as well as
several rather demanding portions. These routes are for experienced cyclists!
&... the departure of 3 routes is not from our village of Moustiers → "La Saint-Jursienne" starts from the village of Saint-Jurs and the routes "Le Circuits de Lavandes" and "Les balcons du lac de Sainte-Croix" both start from the plateau of Valensole.
Gravel : long recommended courses for this popular discipline!
"Gravel" is a two-wheeled sport combining road and off-road... Discover the 2 itineraries you can follow in the Moustiers area! ↓
Cycle touring : the must-see discovery routes!
From Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, three medium-distance routes and one long route can be particularly highlighted... ↓
And... Thanks to the digital mapping tool developed by Vélo Loisir Provence, you can find a large number of signposted itineraries or create your own cycling routes (both cyclo and mountain bike) based on the location of the various service providers with the "Accueil Vélo" label : accommodation, guides, hire and repair companies, transporters, etc.