True. Route planning consists of sitting in a restaurant, tasting the wine list. The best domaine gets to be the recipient of a visit. Look at the map, and plot the most sinuous route. Add some gratuitous cols and gorges. The Luberon is not the Alps, often quite a bit less than 1000m, but plenty squiggly and with elevation changes to match. Of course if you want a higher altitude fix, then try Mont Ventoux, but take your warm clothes. The excellent Col de Murs on the D4 is only 640m, there are lots of alternate routes to places, so even if I have been to somewhere before, I can usually make a different route. Mostly gnarly single carridgeway, narrow with crap surfaces. Almost traffic free, beautiful views with an olfactory back ground of garrigue and hot aromatic herbs. Plus the interesting villages and towns. With little cafes, bars and occasionally a restaurant. Win! Spent years doing the 4\5000 miles in a fortnight thing. Great fun and really enjoyed it then. Now many of the roads I enjoyed in the south back then are clogged with tourist buses and campervans, many of them rentals, so the drivers really have no idea.