Sportive Breaks

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Ventoux & Provence Weekender

4  Nights

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Dates

2 October 2024
30 October 2024

12 September 2025

DAILY GUIDED RIDES

Book from

£699 GBP

Key Features of 5 Day Tour

Mont Ventoux Weekenders with Sportive Breaks

Join us in beautiful Sault in the heart of Provence’s stunning cycling country. Ventoux is the headline but the glorious riding in the quiet country lanes around it is equally memorable. This 4-night trip is ridden at a more relaxed pace where the quality of the company and croissants are more important than KOM hunting.

Available 2024 & 2025 Dates

Some dates require minimum numbers for the tour to go ahead.

  • 02 Oct 24 – Guaranteed Departure
  • 30 Oct 24 – Available to book
  • 12 Sept 25 – Contact us for details

Please note some of our trip require minimum numbers for the tour to go ahead. This trip status is – Available – Open for bookings. Please hold off with booking flights. Please click the link for more information.

What's Included?

Accommodation

4 nights hotel stay in Sault

Included Meals

Breakfast & dinners (budget €10 per day for lunch)

5 Guided Rides

3 fully supported, guide-led rides and 2 shorter rides

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all weekend

Private Feed Stops

We set up feed stops approx. every 35km

Transfers

Return transfers from Marseille (MRS)

Bike Rental

Bike rentals are available for the tour

Itinerary

Day One - Arrival

Date

Dependant on Package Selected

Location

Sault
View over the Mont Ventoux during sunset in France

Please arrange to meet us at our hotel in Sault. We are staying at hotel Le Nesk on half board basis.

Airport Transfers

Included with your 2024 Mont Ventoux and Provence Weekender, we offer airport transfers for you, your luggage, and your bike from Marseille airport at set times. If you wish to make use of these then you are required to book your flights in line with our transfer timings.

Please note the transfer times below and please consider these when booking your flights. Please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time ahead of our transfer time. We cannot always guarantee that we can wait for you if you arrive late.

Please note that we can’t provide refunds if you decide not to make use of our airport transfers.

Please see attached Transfer sheet

Arrival Transfer at 14.00 on Wednesday

We will depart Marseille Airport at 14.00, so please book a flight that lands in Marseille before this time. We will arrive at our hotel in Sault around 15.30.

Transfer Duration of over 90 Minutes

Booking a Private Transfer

Should you wish us to arrange a private transfer for you (at your own cost) from Marseille, Lyon, Avignon train station or any other airport to Sault, please contact us on +44 (0) 161 676 0390 | hello@sportivebreaks.com

Daily Highlights

Meals

Dinner

Day Two - Luberon Valley

Date

Dependant on Package Selected

Location

Sault

Breakfast will be at 7:00am with roll-out at 9:00am. Today, ride to the ancient hilltop city of Gordes for lunch, taking in some stunning Provencal scenery. Our route also adds in a few small climbs before we head back to the hotel.

Ventoux Weekender Day 2 – Gordes du Verdon loop from Sault | 124.0 km Cycling Route on Strava

Daily Highlights

Ride

124km

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Medium Ride

Day Three - Gorges de la Nesque

Date

Dependant on Package Selected

Location

Sault

Bormio

Breakfast will be at served at 07:00am with roll-out at 9:00am. This is the first of our Queen Stage days. Today we ride a relaxed 100km and fully loop the mighty Mont Ventoux, taking it in from every side. Our Friday route has some longer climbs to warm up for our final Queen Stage on Saturday. Pause and take in lunch in the sun in the town of Sault. Freshen up for a carb-reload dinner at 19:30.

Ventoux Weekender Day 3 – Ventoux loop from Sault | 100.2 km Cycling Route on Strava

Daily Highlights

Ride

100km

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Medium Ride

Day Four - Ventoux Day

Date

Dependant on Package Selected

Location

Sault

Breakfast will be served at 6:00am and we will depart the hotel at 07:00am. Today is our main Queen Stage – we tackle cycling history, Mont Ventoux.

We climb the most famous side from Bedoin, a full 21km at an average incline of 8%. We wind our way up to the weather station atop the mountain and pass the memorial to Tommy Simpson with 1km to go. The summit at 1,912m offers views across all of Provence and an overview of the Alps to the East. For those adrenaline-mad cyclists in the group, today we offer the opportunity to join the Club des Cingles du Mont Ventoux, tackling all 3 sides in a day!

Take on the other two sides from Malaucene and Sault gathering stamps on your brevet card as you go.

Ventoux Weekender Day 4 – Cingles de Ventoux (Starting in Bedoin) | 135.0 km Cycling Route on Strava

Ventoux Weekender Day 4 – Sault-Bedoin-Ventoux-Sault | 101.8 km Cycling Route on Strava

Daily Highlights

Ride

100km+

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Long Ride

Day Five - Departure Day

Date

Dependant on Package Selected

Location

Sault

Today breakfast will be at 8:00am and we will aim to roll out at 09:00am. You have the option of a 40km coffee spin with a gentle 500m of climbing. We arrive back at the hotel to pack our bikes before departing for the airport.

Returning Home – Departure From Sault at 12.30 on Sunday

Please consider the 90-minute transfer time to Marseille Airport and the 90-minute transfer time back to Marseille Airport together with the 2-hour check-in requirement. Please book return flights that depart after 16.00pm from Marseille Airport.

Transfer Duration of 90 Minutes

Booking a Private Transfer

Should you wish us to arrange a private transfer for you (at additional cost) from Marseille, Lyon, Avignon train station or any other airport to Sault, please contact us on +44 (0) 161 676 0390 | hello@sportivebreaks.com

Daily Highlights

Ride

Optional 40km spin with 500m of climbing

Meals

Breakfast

Medium Ride

Tour Dynamic

The Sportive Breaks Cycling Weekender is a four-night trip for avid amateur sports cyclists to iconic cycling destinations such as Alpe d’Huez, Mont Ventoux, Mallorca, Calpe, the Dolomites, the Stelvio and the French Alps.

This is the perfect long weekend for avid amateur cyclists and the same tried and tested formula can be expected in each destination. All weekenders are hosted by local riders and in Italy you can even ride with a former Giro d’Italia stage winner! Riders arrive on Wednesday and go on to enjoy 4 to 5 days in the saddle, taking in a combination of classic world-renowned cols and climbs made famous by the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana. We also introduce some undiscovered climbs favoured by local riders.

We offer 3 fully supported, guide-led rides with a support van on hand. We also offer 2 shorter rides; a warm-up ride on arrival day and a short ride on departure day.

Pricing

Join us in beautiful Sault in the heart of Provence’s stunning cycling country. Ventoux is the headline but the glorious riding in the quiet country lanes around it is equally memorable. This 4-night trip is ridden at a more relaxed pace where the quality of the company and croissants are more important than KOM hunting.

Prices

  • £699 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) or 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
  • £729 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) 1 double (1 bed for couple) comfort room with valley view
  • £974 based on single occupancy of a room
  • £914 based on single occupancy of a comfort room with valley view

Included With Your Weekend

  • 4 nights at our hotel in Sault
  • Local expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Daily guided rides
  • Breakfasts and evening meals
  • Airport transfers at set times from/to Marseille Airport
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Also Available

  • Private airport transfers from Marseille Airport or Avignon train station
  • Bike rental

Make it Private

This Weekender is available as a private tour for groups. If the dates don’t suit you then please contact us with your requirements and we can advise on departure dates to suit your group. Email us: hello@sportivebreaks.co.uk

Who Is This Tour For?​

Cyclists

Our tour is suitable for avid amateur cyclists with a love for the sport. Our guided rides are ridden at a relaxed pace as we take in some picturesque scenery.

We also have a team of local riders and mechanics on hand who will guide you around their home roads for an unforgettable experience.

More About Our Tour

Cycling in Provence In late Spring and early Autumn Provence boasts ideal cycling temperatures, with miles of quiet, tarmacked roads and some breathtakingly beautiful rolling terrain. Most travellers head here for one reason, the mighty Mont Ventoux, but also leave with incredible memories of the tranquil, local lanes and smaller climbs. Our 5-day, 4-night trip is ridden at a relaxed pace, aiming for 100km per day with around 5 hours of riding.

Once done you will have plenty of time to enjoy your evenings in this charming area, either take on the French game of boules, explore the local markets or load-up on those essential carbs at one of areas famous patisseries. Our Ventoux & Provence cycling package includes daily guided rides including: Thursday’s ride to the stunning Luberon Valley and on Friday the ride to the amazing Gorges de la Nesque. Saturday it’s time for Mont Ventoux, with a short warm-up ride before the ascent, followed by a descent for lunch, finishing with a roll home. Sportive Breaks also offer the option to climb all three sides of Mont Ventoux in a day. Once conquered you will join the most exclusive club in cycling, the Club des Cingles du Mont Ventoux.

Climbs Involved

Mont Ventoux (Bedoin)

  • Distance: 21.5km
  • Average gradient: 7%
  • Lowest elevation: 322m
  • Highest elevation: 1904m
  • Elevation difference: 1582m
  • Climb category: HC (most difficult)

Mont Ventoux (Malaucene)

  • Distance: 21.5km
  • Average gradient: 7%
  • Lowest elevation: 345m
  • Highest elevation: 1889m
  • Elevation difference: 1545m
  • Climb category: HC (most difficult)

Mont Ventoux (Sault)

  • Distance: 24.4km
  • Average gradient: 5%
  • Lowest elevation: 704m
  • Highest elevation: 1912m
  • Elevation difference: 1209m
  • Climb category: HC (most difficult)

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