Provence day trip: Mont Ventoux cycling - Challenging
    • France - Provence
    • 1 day
    • Cycling
    • Guided
    • Monday to Sunday
    • English, French
      • Trip code : A1958

About the Provence day trip: Mont Ventoux cycling - Challenging

About the cycling guided day trip in the Luberon

  • Group rate for 4 persons ( contact us if less or more)
  • E-Bike sup : Contact us 

Today you are climbing the giant of Provence, the "Everest" of every cyclist : the Mont Ventoux. 21 km of climbing and a vertical mile of altitude gain. Have a look at our page dedicated to the Mont Ventoux. It's on the top of every amateur cyclist's bucket list: Ventoux. Touted as one of the most difficult climb in France, the scenery is as grandiose and the biking is tough.
Your guide leads you through the cherry orchards: a gradual section before the real climbing begins. Through a forest of cedar and then beech, a relentless section of 10km at almost 10% grade will ensure that you’re using the easiest gear on your bike. The forested section ends abruptly at the Chalet Reynard, where the famous lunar moonscape begins. The iconic tower that sits defiantly at the summit is only 6km farther, but it never seems to get closer as you continue upwards to the summit. Panoramic view on the whole Provence and on the Alps mountains at the top !

Two possible descent options
- via Malaucène 
- via the spectacular Nesque Gorge.

  • Loop Ride
    . Option 1 - Bedoin > Mont Ventoux > Malaucene > Bedoin 
    56km / 34.7 miles - Ascent: +1600 m / Descent: -1600 m
    . Option 2 - Bedoin > Mont Ventoux > Via the spectacular Nesque Gorge > Bedoin 
    90km / 34.7 miles - Ascent: +1600 m / Descent: -1600 m
  • You meet your guide in Bedoin and start your cycling in Provence  
  • Depending on our pace, you will be back in Bedoin and finished by 4 to 5 pm
  • E-Bike sup : Contact us 

Highlights of the day trip

  • Tackling France's most iconic climb: Mont Ventoux !
  • From cherry orchards to lunar landscape in only 21km 
  • 1 restaurant lunch included
  • Option: Descent through the spectacular Nesque Gorge 
  • Incredible panoramas at the top of Ventoux
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Day trip info

  • This is a FIXED rate, from 1 to 4 participants maximum with 1 private guide
  • We confirm the private tour within 7 working days (subject to availability)
  • From Monday to Saturday 

The ride

  • Mont Ventoux is arguably the toughest thing you can do on a bike in France. 
    It's only suitable for those who are fit, and used to sustained high-intensity cardio exercise, lasting several hour sat a time, and preferably cycling experience on very hilly terrain.   
  • We strongly recommend using E-bikes to make the riding more accessible to less experienced riders (with a supplement): we can also provide you with a E-road bike

The program of the day 

  • Start of the day: 9AM in Bedoin
  • Loop Ride
    . Option 1 - Bedoin > Mont Ventoux > Malaucene > Bedoin 
    56km / 34.7 miles - Ascent: +1600 m / Descent: -1600 m
    . Option 2 - Bedoin > Mont Ventoux > Via the spectacular Nesque Gorge > Bedoin 
    90km / 34.7 miles - Ascent: +1600 m / Descent: -1600 m
  • End of the day : around 4 to 5 PM in Bedoin

INCLUDED

  • 1 English and French-speaking cycling guide during the day tour
  • 1 Hybrid bike rental - helmet included
  • 1 lunch picnic or restaurant

NOT INCLUDED

  • E-Bike sup : Contact us 
  • Your transfer to the start / end of the ride 
  • Drinks
  • Insurance
  • Entrance fees - Items of personal nature

DO NOT FORGET TO BRING -  You will need:

  • Comfortable gym clothes are sufficient or you can choose to wear bicycle-specific clothing (bib-shorts and a cycling jersey) 
  • Wind/Rain jacket in case of wind, bad weather that can be store in your backpack (recommended)
  • a collapsible backpack to store your items
  • gloves and a warm hat (beanie) for the summit; it can get cold up on Ventoux and on the descent!  
  • Running shoes for the flat pedals
  • Sun hat, sun protection (hat, sun cream)
  • Bottle of water

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    • Incredible panoramas at the top of Ventoux
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    Provence day trip: Mont Ventoux cycling - Challenging
        • France - Provence
        • Group rates
      • 1 day
    Total 600€
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