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Available Months Jun to Sep
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Ventoux & Provence France Ride sleepy backroads & one legendary Geant

Ride sleepy backroads & one legendary Geant

Join us in beautiful Bedoin 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.

Breakfast & dinners
Hotel in Bedoin
Return airport shuttles
Daily guided rides
Optional Extras Bike Rental
Ventoux & Provence by Sportive Breaks
Routes Details
Itinerary
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Ride Notes

Provence in late spring or early autumn is about as good as it gets, warm but not too hot, miles and miles of tarmac without a car in sight and some glorious rolling terrain. Most people come to these parts for one reason, to ride the mighty Mont Ventoux. While this is one of the world's great climbs, most riders leave remembering the amazing back lanes and smaller climbs as much as the Ventoux. This 4 night trip is ridden at a more relaxed pace, we aim to ride 100km per day and be out for around 5 hours. That leaves plenty of time for a game of boules in the evening, exploring the local markets and carb loading at one of Bedoin's patisseries.
Our two queen stages are on Friday where we ride to the amazing Gorges de la Nesque. On Saturday we ride the Ventoux with a short warm up before the ascent from Bedoin and descending for lunch in Sault before rolling home. If anyone wants to try climbing all three sides of the Ventoux in a day & joining the Cingles club we offer that too.

Real Rider Reviews

Mark, Sportive Breaks Rider, 2017: "Sportive Breaks' attention to detail and communication are spot on! Will be back next year. "

Ride Highlights

  • Ride the Gorges de la Nesque

    Ride two is one of the world's best one day rides - a journey round the base of Ventoux over rolling terrain culminating in the beautiful Gorges de la Nesque.

  • Climb the mighty Ventoux

    One of the world's most famous climbs. Ride the classic side from Bedoin, into the lunar landscape and past the Tommy Simpson memorial. For the mad, we offer the chance to join the Cingles club and ride all three sides in a day.

  • Exploring the Luberon

    Ride one sees us head south out of Bedoin and into the amazing Luberon. This stunning valley is full of rolling terrain, pretty hilltop villages and beautiful views. An unforgettable day in the saddle.

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Trip Summary

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


Climbs at Ventoux & Provence

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
Itinerary

Ventoux & Provence Cycling Itinerary

Four nights (Wednesday to Sunday) with three main rides taking in the best routes this amazing region has to offer. Our support team includes a road leader and mechanic in a support car so you can focus just on the amazing riding (and food, and petanque).

Itinerary

Airport Transfers

Airport collections are from Marseille (MRS) and the drive to Bedoin takes just over an hour. Flight times not match? Get in touch and we can arrange another transfer time,

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)

Hotel

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Four night packages from Wednesday to Sunday. Price includes return transfers from Marseille, 4 nights half board accommodation in Bedoin and daily support rides including ride nutrition. Add a rental bike for £139.

4 Nights

Date Hotel Name Room Type Price  
5 - 9th Jun 2019 Hotel l'Escapade Single Room £749 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1299 Book Now
26 - 30th Jun 2019 Hotel l'Escapade Single Room £749 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1299 Book Now
4 - 8th Sep 2019 Hotel l'Escapade Single Room £749 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1299 Book Now
11 - 15th Sep 2019 Hotel l'Escapade Single Room £749 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1299 Book Now
18 - 22nd Sep 2019 Hotel l'Escapade Single Room £749 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1299 Book Now
25 - 29th Sep 2019 Hotel l'Escapade Single Room £749 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1299 Book Now

Ventoux & Provence
Jun to Sep

4 nights

Single Room £749
Twin Room £649
  • 4 nights accommodation in Bedoin
  • All breakfast & dinners
  • Return transfers from Marseille
  • Daily guided rides with support vehicle & ride nutrition
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks & lunches

 
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