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Mont Ventoux Cycling Weekend
FH-EXD-119029
4 days from
£599
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At a glance
Climb one of the Tour de France's most iconic mountains
Trip Highlights
Start Destination
Sault
End Destination
Sault
What's included
  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

All continental breakfasts are included. If you are a vegetarian please advise us when you book. Lunches and dinners are not included, giving you the flexibility to select your own diet. We suggest that you bring with you your favourite snacks as the choice of energy bars available locally is fairly limited.

Itinerary
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Day 1
Fly to Marseille
Fly to Marseille; transfer to Sault at the foot of Ventoux. Short warm up ride through the Provencal countryside.
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Day 2
Ride to Montbrun, then climb the Col de Macuegne (1068m) for views of Mont Ventoux. After an easier climb we then tackle the Col de l'Homme Mort (1213m)
For our first full day of cycling we'll take a lovely quiet route from Sault to Montbrun, before climbing the Col de Macuegne (1068m / 9.5km long / average 5%). Although far less famous than Ventoux, this is one of the 'must do' climbs of the area as it enjoys spectacular views over Mont Ventoux. After an easier 4.5km climb, we'll join the Col de l'Homme Mort (1213m) before a speedy descent overlooking at the Plateau d'Albion. Returning to Sault we pass the Provencal villages of Banon and Simiane La Rotonde, perched high above the surrounding lavender fields.
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Day 3
Ride through the magnificent Gorges de la Nesque to Bedoin and climb Mont Ventoux (1912m) by the most famous Tour de France rout / Ride the Gran Fondo Mont Ventoux
We can't ignore the 'Giant of Provence' any longer, so today we head to the iconic Mont Ventoux. Our ride starts on a great road that winds itself through the magnificent Gorges de la Nesque. This is a lovely ride in its own right, but only the start of today's excitement. Arriving in Bedoin we start the climb of Mont Ventoux (1912m) by the most famous and difficult Tour de France route. It is certainly a challenge as the road climbs for 21.5km at an average of 7.5% to the summit. The final 5km are tough with pitches as steep as 10.7 %, you'll have earnt a celebratory drink by the top! A scenic 30km descent takes us back to Sault, probably for another celebratory drink. Gran Fondo Mont Ventoux departure: Today is a day to test the legs! After an early breakfast we will transfer to Beaumes de Venise to collect our race numbers for the Gran Fondo Mont Ventoux. At around 8.30 am the event starts and we can challenge ourselves to either the 102km senior, or the 170km master route with 3500m of climbing on some fantastic roads around the beautiful Provence region of France and taking in one ascent of the famous Mont Ventoux climb. After the event we transfer back to Sault where we will have the evening to relax and celebrate in the picturesque old town.
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Day 4
A short morning ride before we Fly to London
Time for a short morning ride around Sault before the transfer to Marseille; fly to London.
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What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? Getting to the top without stopping . What did you think of your group leader? He was great and kept me going on the tough sections. Do you have any advice for potential traveller…

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No, quality bikes are available for hire locally, please arrange this at the time of booking. If you prefer the familiarity of your own bike, you may of course bring it along.

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