Balade à vélo dans la Crau verte

2h easy

Length of the route : 21.5 km Town : Salon-de-Provence

The Green Crau, artificial landscape, was created through irrigation implementation in the 16th century by Adam de Craponne. Channels and troughs with many sluices feed throughout the year these lands.They are surrounded by cypress hedges (windproof) and reeds (sign of humidity).Fruit trees, olive trees and especially grasslands which provide the famous FOIN DE CRAU - the only Hay certified Appellation d'origine contrôlée (A.O.C.).Three harvest occur from May to September.
Sheep flock can be seen there when they return from transhumance until early winter.

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