Mont Ventoux cycling Shortbreak
    • France - Provence
    • 3 days
    • Cycling
    • Self-guided
      • From March to November
    • 2 - 10 travellers
      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Charming
      • Prestige
      • Trip code : A1221

About the Mont Ventoux cycling Shortbreak trip

About the trip in Provence

Your Provence short break cycling holiday: The Mont Ventoux climb is a mecca for amateur cyclists all around the world, often touted as the most difficult climb by bicycle in France and made famous by the Tour de France cycling race. Experience cycling Provence's Mont Ventoux on a 3 day trip – 4 days if you have time with an extra day to enjoy the tour of the Mont Ventoux via Sault. 

During this Provence cycling trip, we'll pick you up in Avignon for a transfer to Bedoin, the starting point of the mythical Mont Ventoux climb. From Bedoin, the summit is a vertical mile high, with an average gradient of 7.5%

We recommend :
. You can offer you a ROAD bike, an HYBRID E-bike and also a ROAD E-bike. Have a look at the detail in our BOOK section
. If you have time for an extra warm up day : go for a cycling day in the lavender region to the pretty village of Sault !
. You can also tempt  the "Mont Ventoux 3 ways in a day" ! Contact us 

Highlights of the trip

  • Cycling Mont Ventoux, the giant of Provence 
  • Free-wheeling down the Nesque Gorge
  • The charming cyclists' village of Bedoin
  • Extra day : in the lavender fields region and the charming village of Sault

  • Choose your type of accommodation,  extra rides, an e-bike, etc .. Click on BOOK
From the blog

Mont Ventoux cycling Shortbreak: Day by day

Day 1 - Start of your cycling holiday in France

cycling mont ventoux holidays

  • Your trip begins in Avignon with a transfer to Bedoin.
  • Night in Bedoin or in Mazan

  • We recommend 
    . Have an extra night in Avignon and take the time to discover this beautiful medieval town, with the famous Pope's palace!

  • Access
    . Regular train lines from Paris and Marseille city/airport > Avignon on the SNCF train website.
    Access information here

Day 2 - The wine roads of the Mont Ventoux

mont ventoux gorge nesque

  • Ride - Bedoin > Crillon > Beaumes de Venise > Suzette > Bedoin 
    40km / 25miles - Ascent: +675 m / Descent: -675 m
  • You can enjoy a leisurely bike ride this morning and warm up your legs, through the vines and cherry orchards that blanket the plains. A beautiful loop through the wine roads country discovering Beaumes de Venise and its famous wine, exploring villages hidden in the countryside like Crillon le Brave, Lafare and Suzette. Return via the easy climb of the Col de la Madeleine with wide-sweeping views of the Rhône valley before descending to Bedoin.   
  • Night in Bedoin
  • MEALS included: Breakfast

  • Market on Monday morning in Bedoin and Mazan.

Day 3 - Mont Ventoux cycling

climb mont ventoux summit

  • Ride - Bedoin > Mont Ventoux summit > Bedoin
    2 descent options : 
    - Classic descent directly to Bedoin
    56km / 34miles - Ascent: +1800 m / Descent: -1800 m
    - Descent via the spectacular Gorges de la nesque
    87km / 54miles - Ascent: +1950 m / Descent: -1950 m
    (adding an extra 35km = total of 87km with lots of freewheeling descent !)
  • Today is the big day ! The summit is a vertical mile from Bedoin. With an average gradient of 7.5%, you start climbing on roads lined with Mediterranean flora all the way to the moonscape that covers the top of the Ventoux. The first 5km are the easiest : a moderate uphill through the vineyards and orchards, passing the hamlet of Sainte Colombe. Then, as oak, cedar and then beech forests appear along the road the climb becomes steeper, before reaching Chalet Reynard. The tower then comes into view, and the forests give way to bare rock with 6km left to the summit.     
  • You can also tempt  the "Mont Ventoux 3 ways in a day" !
  • Transfer from Bedoin to Avignon. End of your trip in Avignon.

- OPTIONAL: extra cycling in the lavender fields!

mont ventoux lavender fields

  • Extra cycling option - Bedoin > Sault > Bedoin 
    67km / 41miles - Ascent: +100 m / Descent: -11800 m
  • It’s a beautiful ride to the lavender region of Provence. You cycle up the seldom-used Gabelle road, climbing up from the sleepy village of Flassan. You reach Sault and admire the vast expanse of lavender fields. Ride back to Bedoin
  • Lavender blooming is roughly between mid June and mid july .. and of course can vary slightly from year to year. 
  • Night in Bedoin

  • If you are interested : please contact us
    ( 1 extra hybrid bike rental, 1 extra night BB, 1  extra ride with roadbook notes & map)

Trip info

The rates are per person:

  • on a 2 pers. minimum reservation basis ( shared room)
  • and always remain subject to availability
  • If you travel SOLO : please contact us 

INCLUDED

  • 2 nights double occupancy with private facilities
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Day 1: Transfer from Avignon to Bedoin
  • Day 3 : Transfer from Bedoin to Avignon
  • 2 days of hybrid bike rental 
  • Our Road Book with detailed itineraries, including highlighted maps
  • 1 road map of the region
  • GPS files
  • 24/7 phone assistance

NOT INCLUDED

  • All lunches not noted-included in your itinerary
  • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
  • Items of personal nature
  • SINGLE supplement

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        • France - Provence
        • 2 adults (2x390€)
        • 0 children (0x390€)
      • 3 days
      • Simple
    Total 780€
    Deposit 260€
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