Mont Ventoux, France

Mont Ventoux - France

Epic Climbs: Ventoux Discovery Bike Tour

Guided 4 days € 1,450

Four days spent with a knowledgeable guide exploring the most scenic routes in the Ventoux region by road bike. This one is for all of you who enjoy a good, long ride! As our guides take you on a Tour de Provence that will leave you speechless and out of breath.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
7147m
Distance
414km
Level
Difficult

Tour overview

RIDE THE SLOPES AND THE SURROUNDS OF AN INFAMOUS GIANT

Spend four days with a knowledgeable guide exploring the most scenic routes in the Ventoux region. This one is for all of you who enjoy a good, long ride! As our guides take you on a Tour de Provence that will leave you speechless and out of breath, the Mont Ventoux will, of course, serve as the tour’s centrepiece; however, it will be far from the only challenge you face.

You will stay in the Ventoux House in Bedoin, a luxury, bespoke cycling accommodation. This is a long-distance ride for those who enjoy it! We plan to ride a minimum of 100 kilometres each day. A Tour de Provence with our guides will leave you speechless and breathless after riding four days of the region’s most incredible roads. 

Start point
Bedoin
End point
Bedoin
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Marseille
Flying out
Marseille

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Tour de france spectators

Tour de France Routes

This incredible trip includes rides that are on many people's bucket lists, including legendary Tour de France cols. The only thing you have to worry about is pedalling because you will have full technical support and your luggage will be transported for you.

Diverse Terrain

Experience a wide range of breathtaking scenery, from the sweeping vistas of the mountains to the shimmering waters of the coast. Each day features two different routes that range in both distance and profile.

Comfortable Stay

After spending each full day in the saddle, look forward to a restful night's sleep in a quality accommodation as well as the opportunity to chat with people who aren't riding and to re-join the rest of the group at the end of the day.

Tour destination

Provence

Provence, historical and cultural region encompassing the southeastern French departments of Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, and Var. It is roughly coextensive with the former province of Provence and with the present-day region with Mont-Ventoux, the Dentelles de Montmirail, the Gorges de la Nesque and Sault lavender, the Provence region is overflowing with beautiful countryside! Soak up the fresh air of Provence from high up in the mountains.

  • Weather

    Average temperatures range from 10° (December) to 31° (July). The rainy months are: November, October and September. We recommend the months of April, May, June, July, August, September and October to visit Mont Ventoux.

  • Terrain

    The Giant of Provence, the Bald Mountain, the Lonely Mountain. Whatever you choose to call it, it towers above the Provençal countryside and is one of the world’s most iconic rides. It’s a big part of Tour de France history and the elevation always goes up.

  • Culture

    Marked by an ancient rural civilisation, the Mont Ventoux Biosphere Reserve provides a vast historic, religious, architectural, artistic and linguistic heritage. The archaeological heritage is rich and diverse with bones, flint and polished stone tools and utensils and pottery from Gallo-Roman times.

Accommodation during your tour

Bespoke Cycling Accommodation

You will stay in the Ventoux House in Bedoin, a luxury, bespoke cycling accommodation. 3 night stay in a twin room complete with outdoor swimming pool, full coffee bar with Il Magistrale Cycling Coffee and fitness room.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

  • Distance
    92,5km
  • Elevation
    2382m

After a relaxing night’s sleep, breakfast and coffee is served at 8am. We will gather in the courtyard to roll out at 9.30am for today’s full day ride. The ride will be all the way up to the summit of “the” Mont Ventoux. We will return to the House, tired but triumphant after reaching the summit. In the evening you are invited for a 3-course dinner from our local chef. 

  • Key points: Ventoux from Bédoin after a 40km warmup

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

Any questions about flights and transfers? The Epico team is here for you. Ping us via the chatbot in the corner of your page or send an email to [email protected]

Flying in

Fly in airport options: Marseille

When best to arrive: Day of the start of the tour

Where the tour starts: Bedoin

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Marseille

When best to depart: In the evening of the final day of the tour or the following day

Where the tour ends: Bedoin

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Delicious Meals

    All meals are prepared by an in house chef so you will be fuelled up and ready for each day of riding.

  • Mont Ventoux, France - Support car
    Guides and Support

    Throughout the tour you will have experienced guides riding with you as well as have a support car on standby for any necessary assistance.

  • Cyclist Specific Accommodation

    3 night stay in a twin room at the Ventoux house – complete with outdoor swimming pool, full coffee bar and fitness room.

  • Laundry Service

    The in house laundry service will take care of all your washing needs to keep you fresh day after day.

  • Band of Climbers Tour Jersey

    Each guest will receive a special edition jersey designed and made exclusively for this tour by apparel partner, Band of Climbers.

  • Dedicated Tour Mechanic

    Your group will have a dedicated professional mechanic on hand, to tune your bikes during your stay – so every kilometre and gear shift, will be silky smooth.

Cycling bottle
Extra

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • Transfers and Flights

    If you would like us to arrange flights and transfers for your trip, please get in touch with us and we can assist you with this.

  • Single Room

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €750 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. You can select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

  • Extra Night

    The tour starts in the morning and ends in the evening, plus airport transfers take time. We recommend that you fly in the day before and fly out the day after to maximise your trip and avoid unnecessary rushing. You can book an additional night after the tour, including breakfast for €150 when you proceed to checkout.

Booking options

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Thursday 1 September 2022
Sunday 4 September 2022
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