The Mont VENTOUX - Beyond the myth

Omnipresent in the landscape of Provence, which it dominates from its 1909 m altitude, the Mont Ventoux is a giant. From its summit, the panorama opens onto the Alps, the Massif Central and the Mediterranean. But to do so will require great determination.

All around Mont Ventoux, under its bare top, lie wild gorges, orchards, olive trees, world famous vineyards, lavender fields and some of the most beautiful villages in France.

A cycling holiday to and around the Mont Ventoux is a must. No doubt.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ascent of the Mont Ventoux
  • Dentelles of Montmirail
  • Nesque Gorges
  • Luberon valley
  • Perched villages of Provence: Gordes, Séguret, Gigondas, La Roque-Alric, Vaison la Romaine, Suzette, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

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Veymont retains the right to change the itinerary if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

Day 1

Escapade in Provence

We welcome you this morning at the Avignon TGV station before taking you to your hotel at the foot of Mont Ventoux. After lunch, we are already on the Provençal roads for a dream bike ride that will take us through Vénasque, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes and Sénanque Abbey.

Route : 66 km / 1150 m D+

Night in Mazan

Meals included:  Lunch – Dinner

Day 2

Perched villages and vineyards of the Dentelles de Montmirail

With magnificent views of the Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, this itinerary will take you to villages secretly nestled at the foot of cliffs.

The Dentelles de Montmirail, it is also this region that gives the wines of the southern Côtes du Rhône their credentials, whose reputation has been exported throughout the world: Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise, Séguret.

Route : 90 km / 1100 m D+

Night in Mazan

Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Jour 3

The Mont Ventoux and the Nesque Gorges

That’s why you came here. It is here that the Tour de France wrote its legend, it is the mythical summit that every cyclist dreams of conquering, like  Bobet or Pantani. 

The ascent of Mont Ventoux from Bédoin is by far the most difficult, the most famous too. These are 21 kilometres of ascent, 1600 metres of altitude difference, an average slope of 7.5% (8.9% since the turn of St Estève), slopes reaching 11.5% and almost no opportunity for respite.

On the way back, we will slide along the Gorges de la Nesque to finish this incredible day.

Route: 97 km / 1970 m D+

Night in Mazan

Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 4

Unless you prefer to continue your adventure in Provence, it is unfortunately already time to say goodbye. Today, we will take you to Avignon TGV to close this trip.

Meals included: Breakfast

Mont Ventoux Basecamp

Veymont retains the right to change the itinerary if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

BIKES

Included

Carbon road bike – Shimano 105 Compact

Trek Emonda S5 (Male) ou Trek Domane SL5 WSD (female) or equivalent

Size: 44 (Emonda S4) – 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

Crank : 50-34

Cassette: 11-32

 

 

Supplement + 70€

Road E-bike

Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 -53 – 55 – 58

 

 

 

Supplement + 110€

Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2 Compact

Pinarello Prince or Domane SL7 or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 -51,5 -53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5- 62

Crank: 50-34

Cassette: 11-32

 

Supplement + 320€

Carbon road bike – Dura Ace Compact

Pinarello F10 or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 -51,5 -53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

Crank: 50-34

Cassette: 11-32

 

GEARS

For a more comfortable travel experience, you can choose to bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet with you on the trip. Your guides will install your equipment on the first day when you adjust your bike.

Included with a road bike rental

  • Pedals to choose from the following: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo / Flat pedals with cages / Flat pedals
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 2 spare tubes + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet:  Size S – M – L – XL

 

Included with a hybrid bike rental

  • Pedals to choose from the following: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo / Flat pedals with cages / Flat pedals
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 2 spare tubes + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet:  Size S – M – L – XL
  • 1 handlebar bag with a map holder
  • 2 rear panniers

Dates

Price / person

Single occupancy supplement

5 – 8 September, 2019

13 – 16 September, 2019

from 1690 €

from 1690 €

+ 240€

+ 240€

Departures are guaranteed from 4 participants.

If there are less than 4 participants, a supplement will be requested to guarantee departure.

If you wish to privatize the stay, please contact us so that we can adjust our offer to your needs.

Included

Non inclus