|Barjac - Sault||201km|
|48.4km off-road||April / October|
Quick GLR 4 overview
The GLR 4 Motorcycle Adventure Route will lead you for over 201 kilometers through the Ardèche, Drôme, and Vaucluse regions of Southern-France. 48 of those kilometers will traverse over off-road sections. If the going gets tough, The Back-up Tracks will support you with 7 different sections. With a total of 5 connecting GLRs to this GLR 4, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!
GLR 4 Route info
GLR 4 Region
You’ll Adventurise with the GLR 4 three departments of south-east France. This route starts near the border with Ardèche in the department of Gard. From there on you Adventurise the departments of Drôme and Vaucluse sequentially. You end your adventure near the border with the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
The region doesn’t know any high-speed transportation methods. Ardèche at its widest does not exceed a width of 75 kilometers. Therefore, because of its elongated shape, it knows many natural regions. From the mountains in the west to the plateau of the Coirons in the south-east. One remarkable feature is the Valley of the Rhône, a straight corridor running from the south, up to the north. Creating a funnel-like effect, exaggerating the effects of the cold wind from the north. Also known as the Mistral.
The region is also known for its other weather phenomena such as la Burle, which are very violent winds during autumn and winter. September and October are known for its rainfall.
The department can be split in two regarding its weather features. The north knows a more continental oriented climate. If you progress to the south, the Mediterranean climate gets overhand. Funny is that for us as Adventurisers, that the summers see more precipitation than the winters. This is caused again by the transition between the humid Mediterranean air and the somewhat colder northern winds. But don’t be fooled, the winters aren’t easier to ride! With an average temperature of 3°C in January, the winters are cold!
This enclave called “canton of Valréas” or also known as “enclaves des Papes”, was the home of several popes in the 14th century. Nowadays it’s an enclave, surrounded by the neighboring department of Drôme.
A significant part of the east of the region is mountainous. It’s here where you find the Giant of Provence, the Mont Ventoux. In the more southern part of the region, you find fertile grounds with fruits and lavender fields as far as the eye can see.
Adventurising isn’t only about getting as fast from A to B! A Region has so much more to offer! That’s why I give you some suggestions about things to do while Adventurising the GLR 4.
The Pont d’Arc is a large natural bridge, located 5 km from the town of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc. The arch is 59 meters wide and 34 m high at the top of the opening. The perfect spot to have a little rest during the day!
Dentelles de Montmirail
This chain of mountains is located just south of the village of Vaison-la-Romaine. The jagged shape of their peaks is something to behold. I would recommend visiting these peaks in the late afternoon to enjoy them at sunset.
Les Gorges Du Toulourenc
Time to cool off during a hot summer day! Just relax a little near the water, or explore the ankle-deep gorges on foot! I would recommend bringing some shoes as the rocks can be quite sharp!
TThis is the highest mountain in the region. At a height of 1909 meters it stands out in the surroundings. Also known as the Beast of Provence, record-holding wind speeds are measured at 320 km/h at its peak. Just spend a day discovering this mighty mountain on foot.
Thank you for downloading the GLR 4! Good luck with Adventurising Europe. Speaking of Adventurising Europe, to keep the project going and free, we’re relying on a mix of sponsored advertisements and Adventuriser donations. Do you like what we’re doing and you want to support the project? Please consider a donation. You can read more about donations and support down below.
The Adventurising Europe project is all about documenting Europe through the eyes of adventure riders. Do you want to contribute to this mission? Become an Adventuriser! As an Adventuriser you’re part of our community and you enjoy the benefits of accessing the back-up tracks of the GLR-Network. Also you receive our regular updates on the project. It’s completely free, so enlist now!
Continue your GLR 4 Adventure by connecting different GLRs. To make your life even simpler, I’ve put together all the options down below!
Connections in Barjac
In Barjac your adventure has the option to continue in 3 directions! Take the GLR 1 west. This 226-kilometer long route leads you over a total of 61 kilometers of off-road sections. Follow this route if you want to explore the rolling hills of the French Ardèche and the Cévenne.
Head down south with the GLR 2. This GLR functions as a connection between the Camargue region of GLR 3. This GLR 2 stretches over 140 kilometers. Be prepared to spend a day on this one! With around 40 km of off-road sections, it’s an adventurous one.
At last, you have the option to head up north with the GLR 27. This highway to the Higher Alps functions as a connection GLR to the GLR 28, which leads almost straight to the famous Mont Blanc. The GLR 27 sports 195 km of road- and off-road sections.
Connections in Sault
You’ve enjoyed the GLR 4 and you’re ready for more? Take the GLR 5 down south. The GLR 5 has some amazing sandy sections which make you feel like a real Adventuriser! This 104-kilometer long route has a total of almost 40 km of off-road sections.
Heading for the Higher Alps? Take the GLR 7 to get in the mood. This 416-kilometer long GLR 7 leads you east towards Saint-Sauveur. With 107 km of off-road sections is an Adventure worthy route!
Exploring Europe through the eyes of an adventure rider. Making Europe a better place for adventure riders by creating the GLR Network.
As an Adventuriser you get access to our special Back-up Tracks for the GLR-network. These routes function as a back-up when the going gets tough. In the event you need to circumnavigate a piece of the original GLR, the Back-Up Track will lead you via paved road to the next section.
Sign in to download this Back-up Track!
Support the Adventurising Europe project
As a Patron, you gain access to the latest 5 GLRs before Everyone else! That's at least 2,5 months! Besides that, you support 1 kilometer of that GLR. You enable me to continue the Adventurising Europe project and keep the GLR Network free. Please consider becoming a Patron if you think I provide any value to you.
The GLR 49 motorcycle adventure route leads you for over 125 kilometers through the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County of Croatia and the Inner Carniola & South-east Slovenia regions of Slovenia. 78 of those kilometers will traverse over off-road sections. If the going gets tough, The Back-up Tracks will support you with 3 different sections. With a total of 3 connecting GLRs to this GLR 49, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!
The GLR 48 motorcycle adventure route leads you for over 361 kilometers through the Goriška Coastal–Karst regions of Slovenia and the Istria and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County regions of Northern Croatia. 113 of those kilometers will traverse over off-road sections. If the going gets tough, The Back-up Tracks will support you with 13 different sections. With a total of 5 connecting GLRs to this GLR 48, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!
The GLR 47 motorcycle adventure route leads you for over 88,9 kilometers through the Goriška / Inner Carniola regions of Slovenia. 65,1 of those kilometers will traverse over off-road sections. If the going gets tough, The Back-up Tracks will support you with 4 different sections. With a total of 5 connecting GLRs to this GLR 47, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!