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Cingles du Mont Ventoux France Ride a Legend, Join the Club

Ride a Legend, Join the Club

Take on the Cinglés du Ventoux challenge in our 4 night break to Provence. We start with two warm up rides including your chance to take in all 3 sides on the infamous Mt Ventoux. Trip includes airport transfers, Cingles registration, van support on Ventoux and 4 nights B&B accommodation. Available May-Jun and Sep-Oct.

Return Airport Transfers
All breakfasts & dinners
Hotel in Bedoin
Daily supported rides & Cingles Reg
Optional Extras Bike Rental available
Cingles du Mont Ventoux by Sportive Breaks
Routes Details
Itinerary
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Event Info

Ride Notes

Riding in Provence is as good as it gets; the roads seem designed by cyclists, taking you from pretty village to pretty village through beautiful rolling countryside dotted with vineyards and stunning views around every corner. The focus of this short break is Mt Ventoux which rightly deserves its place on the bucket list. Taking on all 3 sides in one day is the big challenge and our on the road support will give you the best chance to become a member of the legendary Club du Cinglés du Ventoux - just make sure you have remembered to stamp your dossard in each of the 3 towns.

Real Rider Reviews

Rob, Etape du Tour, 2019: "very well organised, great mechanic service. The food stop was well organised, maybe the individual bags should be left in the shade but otherwise it was a great stop, lots of food, oranges and cola very important! Training spin was well organised. Hotel was a good selection and very comfortable. Plenty of information was provided. Míle buíochas "

Ride Highlights

  • Join the Club des Cingles

    One of the big challenges in world cycling. We ride the Cingles on Saturday starting in Bedoin. Our support staff help you all the way with feed stations, mechanical help and drop offs for extra clothing.

  • Ride the stunning Gorges de la Nesque

    On the Friday we ride round the base of the Ventoux. This is many people's highlight as we go through the Gorges de la Nesque and more rugged side of the mountain.

  • Join our weekly Petanque game

    We are in Provence, that means great food, lovely wine to toast completing the Cingles and our weekly game of Petanque on Saturday night. When in Rome...

Trip Summary

  • Overview: 4 nights
  • Dates available: Every Thurs to Sun from May to June & Sept to Oct
  • Total distance: Avg 119km per day
  • Total elevation: Avg 3,450m per day
  • Bucket List Climbs: Mont Ventoux
  • Pricing: From £649 to £749
Routes Details

Route Overview

Our Ventoux / Provence weekender includes three main rides all suitable for anyone that ride at 14-15mph. We ride together on the flat and rolling terrain and then at our own pace on the climbs, regrouping with a coffee at the summit. On Sunday there is an optional spin for anyone wanting a last blast before flying home. Our rides are:
1. Luberon Explorer - 100km, 1200m of climbing
2. Gorges de la Nesque - 102km, 1800m of climbing
3. Ventoux day - 77km, 2182m of climbing or the Cingles 136km, 4659m
4. Coffee spin - 40km, 500m of climbing

Stage One

Stage One

From Bedoin to Bedoin

Ride Distance 102km
Elevation Gain 2102m

We circumnavigate Mont Ventoux, tucking into the remote Toulourenc valley on its north side. After the village of Sault we descend the Nesque gorge: a spectacular canyon road that hovers high above the gorge, winding through tunnels carved into the limestone. We return to Bedoin through the vines and cherry orchards.


Climbs at Cingles du Mont Ventoux

Ventoux (Bedoin)

The most famous side up the Ventoux. This is the side we ride or the first side if you are completing Les Cingles.

Ride Distance 20.9km
Elevation Gain 8%
KOM  1hr 00mins

Ventoux (Malaucene)

The back way up the Ventoux but no less hard than the Bedoin side.This is ride two of Les Cingles, the gradients are less regular this way up with some flats followed by long stretches of 10% ramps.

Ride Distance 20.5km
Elevation Gain 8%
KOM  1hr 06mins

Ventoux (Sault)

The final climb of Les Cingles is from Sault. This way up climbs gently all the way to Chalet Reynard and then we are into the famous lunar landscape and steep gradients.

Ride Distance 24.2km
Elevation Gain 5%
KOM  1hr 03mins
Itinerary

Cingles du Mont Ventoux Cycling Itinerary

We offer 4 night breaks to Ventoux from Wednesday to Sunday. On the Thursday we start with a warm up ride to the Luberon and on Friday we ride around the base of Ventoux before the big day itself. The Cingles day starts early (exact times dependent on time of year) as we ride from Bedoin / Malaucene & finally Sault side up before descending back to our hotel in central Bedoin. We finish our weekend with a game of petanque and head back to Marseille on Sunday morning.

Itinerary

Day One Wednesday

Bedoin

Arrive in Marseille by 4.15pm. Our host will meet you at the airport and the transfer leaves at 4.45pm for arrival at our hotel for around 6pm. We set up bikes that evening (and if time can go for a quick spin) before our welcome dinner at 7.30pm.

Day Two Friday

Luberon Loop

After breakfast we roll out at 9am for the 100km ride into the Luberon. We take it really easy today as we get our legs ready for Saturday. We have lunch in a small village in the Luberon and get back to Bedoin for around 3pm. Dinner is in the hotel at 7.30pm.

Ride Distance 100 km.
Elevation Gain 1200 m.

Day Two Friday

Gorges de la Nesque

After breakfast at 7.30am, we roll out for 8.30am for the 100km ride around the base of Mont Ventoux. The route is rolling throughout. We have our local guide leading the ride and a support vehicle behind with nutrition, spare parts and any extra clothing you need. We will stop for coffee and cake.
Our average speed will be a leisurely 25km/h as we all aim to ride together on the flat and then regrouping on summits of climbs. We aim to get back to Bedoin by 1pm.
In the evening, over dinner we run through the timings for tomorrow and the details like where the feed stations will be and where to get your Cingles card stamped.

Ride Distance 102 km.
Elevation Gain 2102 m.

Day Three. Saturday

Mont Ventoux

We have an early breakfast at the hotel and then roll out between 6am and 7am depending on time of year. The first climb is from Bedoin, our support vehicle will be at various points with more drink, food and places to shed layers.
We will be at the top of Ventoux each time you summit so you can grab a jacket for the descent. You will mostly be climbing on your own or in small groups and will get food either in Malaucene ad / or Chalet Renard after the second summit.
We are normally back at the hotel for 5pm / 6pm and start the celebrating straight away. Dinner is at 7,30pm

Ride Distance 137 km.
Elevation Gain 4679 m.

Day Four Sunday

Bedoin

Departure day. Morning at leisure, we have some nice coffee ride routes if you want one last spin before the transfer leaves at 12.15pm for a 2pm arrival at Marseille.

Airport Transfers

Airport collections are from Marseille (MRS) and the drive to Bedoin takes just over an hour.

Arrival

We will meet you in arrivals and give you a number to call if you are delayed.

Arrival Airport
Transfer Times
Marseille (MRS)
Arrive before 4.15pm for transfer at 4.45pm

Departure

We leave Bedoin at 12.30pm with plenty of time for you to check your bike, grab a last minute gift and have a stress free return flight.

Departure Airport
Transfer Times
Marseille (MRS)
Depart after 4.30pm (transfer arrives at Marseille at 2pm)
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Four night packages (Wed to Sun) for people wanting to attempt this classic cycling challenge. Price includes return airport transfers, Half Board at a hotel in Bedoin, registration to the Cingles and full ride support. Single or twin / double rooms available:

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Date Hotel Name Room Type Price  

Summer 2020

3 - 7th Jun 2020 Hotel l'Escapade Single Room £749 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1299 Book Now
17 - 21st Jun 2020 Hotel l'Escapade Single Room £749 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1299 Book Now

Autumn 2020

2 - 6th Sep 2020 Hotel l'Escapade Single Room £749 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1299 Book Now

Cingles du Mont Ventoux
Jun to Sep

4 nights

Single Room £749
Twin Room £649
  • 4 Nights Half Board
  • Airport Transfers from Marseille
  • Guided warm up ride
  • Ride support & registration for Cingles challenge
  • Ride nutrition
  • Bike Rental
  • Flights
  • Lunches, Drinks with dinner
  • Insurance