Day 10 – Gorges de la Nesque

Today was meant to be a quiet day after the Mont Ventoux climb yesterday and although the climb was fairly gentle we rode 128 klms in 5 and a half hours. My Garmin said we climbed 1,540 meters in elevation and I burned 1,987 calories, with an average heart rate of 111 and average cadence of 66. Our course took us out of Carpentras and then up the Nesque River gorge to the small township of Sault. The scenery as we rode up the gorge was mind-blowing and we arrived at Sault when their weekly market was in full swing. After a coffee and a check of the market which took over the whole town, we rode on further past the lavender fields to the ancient town of Montbrun les Bains where we had a great lunch under the umbrellas. After lunch a further climb up an alternate route to Sault before heading back down the gorge at a fast pace. I hope the photos and videos give you an idea of just how amazing the scenery was today.

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