Mont Ventoux - le Rat

A Bédoin walk posted on 09/09/12 by rioufredo. Update : 18/01/19

Discover the vegetation's biodiversity of the Mont Ventoux.
From Bedoin, take the road (by car) leading to the Mont Ventoux.
Cross the remarkable cedar's forest then the beech forest will appear.
Continue (approx. 10km) until you find a car park on the right-hand side. (Jas des Melettes)

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h10[?]
Distance Distance : 5.93mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 587ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 607ft
Highest point Highest point : 4085ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 3642ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Monts de Vaucluse
Location Location : Bédoin (84410)
Starting point Starting point : N 44.134627° / E 5.300883°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3140ETR
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A trail starts on the left-hand side (GR91b) and goes up through beech and oaks trees to the ridge, the vegetation then becomes dense.
Follow the trail (GR) leading to a spring, 'la Font d'Angiou' ('the angel's fountain').
Then, continue on the other side on a forest path (GR91b) which winds around the valley's flank (the vegetation is lower, you'll find pine trees, boxwoods...), until you reach a hunting lodge 'le Rat' in the middle of a meadow, a picnic area.
Go back the same way until 'la Font d'Angiou', leave the trail (GR) to your right, and continue on the track.
Don't follow the first path at your right side.
Continue until you see a second path on the right-hand side.
Follow it then turn left towards the car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 1.02 - alt. mi 1.02
2 : mi 2.43 - alt. mi 2.43
3 : mi 4.71 - alt. mi 4.71
D/A : mi 5.93 - alt. mi 5.93

Useful Information

Easy hike, even for kids.
I regularly drink the spring water.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3140ETR.

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During the walk or to do/see around

The mount Ventoux

Opinions and comments


Global average : 4.54/5
Number of opinions : 28
Description quality : 4.57/5
Routemap quality : 4.61/5
Walk interest : 4.43/5

on Mon 18 Feb 2019 22:36:39 CET

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 11/02/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Looks a really interesting walk, but the day we arrived it was below the snow line and our gear was not up to the conditions. We walked on a parallel path at a lower level. There are many. Excellent views of the region.

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