Ventoux & Provence

Available Months Jun to Oct
Nights 4 Nights
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Ventoux & Provence France

Is This Trip For Me?

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.

Tour Highlights

Tour 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. 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.

Avg Daily Distance Avg Daily Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 93km 1821m 3/5

What's Included

Accommodation

4 nights in central Bedoin

Transfer

Return transfers from Marseille (MRS)

Included Meals

All breakfast & dinners (budget €10 per day for lunch)

Guided Rides

3 fully supported, guide led rides with support van

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all weekend

Private Feed Stop

We set up feed stops approx every 35km

Bike Rental

Ridley Fenix SL (£139)

Reviews

Ventoux & Provence Cycling Holiday

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 Bedoin’s famous patisseries. Our Package The Ventoux & Provence cycling package includes daily guided rides including: 1. Thursday's ride goes to the stunning Luberon Valley 2. Friday's ride to the amazing Gorges de la Nesque 3. Saturday it’s time for Mont Ventoux, with a short warm up ride before the ascent, followed by a descent for lunch in Sault, 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.

Itinerary

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Day One : Arrival Day

• The Sportive Breaks team will be waiting for you at Marseille airport for our transfer service. • The transfer between Marseille and Bedoin will take an hour and 30 minutes. • Once at the hotel, our mechanic will be there to fit and build your bikes. • We will have a welcome dinner at 19:30 which will include a ride briefing from our expert guides.

Day Two : Luberon Valley

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 87km 1568m 3/5

• 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.

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Day Three : Gorges de la Nesque

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 102km 1597, 3/5

• Breakfast will be at 7:00am with roll-out at 9:00am • 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

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Day Four : Ventoux Day!

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Front Group 135km 4562m 5/5
Main Bunch 73km 2298m 3/5

• Breakfast will be at 6:00am with roll-out at 7:00am • 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 2 sides from Malaucene and Sault gathering stamps on your brevet card as you go.

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Day Five : Departure

• Breakfast will be at 8:00am with roll-out at 9:00am. • Today we have an option 40km Coffee spin with a gentle 500m of climbing. • We arrive back at the hotel to pack our bikes before departing for the airport. • Book your departure flight for after 4.30pm with the transfer arriving at Marseille for 2pm.

Accomodation

Hotel l'Escapade

Rue Portail Olivier, 84410 Bédoin

Our base in Provence is the Hotel Escapade set right in the middle of Bedoin at the base of Mt Ventoux. The restaurant has comfy rooms and a good restaurant for breakfast & dinner. Outside the hotel is a boules court and the popular market and town centre is 1 minute away.

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,

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Marseille (MRS)
Arrive before 16.15pm for transfer at 16.45pm
Depart after 17.30pm (transfer arrives at Marseille at 15:30pm)

Date's & Book Now

4 Nights: 23 - 27th Sep 2020
Ventoux / Provence Weekender
4 Nights in Hotel Escapade
4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
3 Daily guided rides & Cingles registration
Return airport transfers from Marseille (MRS)
Single Room £799 £799 Sold Out
Ventoux / Provence Weekender
4 Nights in Hotel Escapade
4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
3 Daily guided rides & Cingles registration
Return airport transfers from Marseille (MRS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1299 £1299 Sold Out
4 Nights: 9 - 13th Jun 2021
Ventoux / Provence Weekender
4 Nights in Hotel Escapade
4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
3 Daily guided rides & Cingles registration
Return airport transfers from Marseille (MRS)
Single Room £799 £799 Book Now
Ventoux / Provence Weekender
4 Nights in Hotel Escapade
4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
3 Daily guided rides & Cingles registration
Return airport transfers from Marseille (MRS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1299 £1299 Book Now
4 Nights: 1 - 5th Sep 2021
Ventoux / Provence Weekender
4 Nights in Hotel Escapade
4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
3 Daily guided rides & Cingles registration
Return airport transfers from Marseille (MRS)
Single Room £799 £799 Book Now
Ventoux / Provence Weekender
4 Nights in Hotel Escapade
4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
3 Daily guided rides & Cingles registration
Return airport transfers from Marseille (MRS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1299 £1299 Book Now
4 Nights: 15 - 19th Sep 2021
Ventoux / Provence Weekender
4 Nights in Hotel Escapade
4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
3 Daily guided rides & Cingles registration
Return airport transfers from Marseille (MRS)
Single Room £799 £799 Book Now
Ventoux / Provence Weekender
4 Nights in Hotel Escapade
4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
3 Daily guided rides & Cingles registration
Return airport transfers from Marseille (MRS)
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1299 £1299 Book Now

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