Mont Ventoux is the most famous climb in cycling and has lacked a world class sportive to accompany it, until now. The Ventoux Santini is a perfect way to ride this classic climb with a great route taking in stunning parts of Provence and a couple of nice warm up climbs before hitting the Ventoux. Enjoy mechanical support and feed stations to help you ride at your best. Come out for 3 nights and enjoy a guided warm up ride in Provence and a celebratory dinner in Bedoin after the ride. The sportive is challenging but not too hard so suits most types of rider. On the Monday there is the brand new pro race on Ventoux which mirrors this sportive. Catch the action on the mountain before heading home on Tuesday.
One of the must climb mountains in cycling. Ride Mont Ventoux with thousands of others from around the world with full ride support.
Our base is in Bedoin, a pretty village with some great restaurants and markets. We host a weekly petanque tournament with our riders and enjoy the post ride as much as the ride with a nice bottle of local wine and some delicious food.
The sportive of Mont Ventoux. A stunning route taking in some of the best local roads finishing with the most famous climb in cycling. There is a long route options summitting from Bedoin and a shorter route tackling the climb from Sault.
Book a flight to 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 meeting at 7.30pm.
We take a warm up ride all together around the base of Mont Ventoux and through the stunning Gorges de la Nesque. This will be between 8.30am and 2pm. Your race entries will be in the hotel for you and we run through a pre sportive brief in the evening.
Sportive day! We drive you from Bedoin to the start for 6.30am. We will be on the route with a feed station in the lower section of the Ventoux from Bedoin. After the ride we celebrate together with a glass of wine and some amazing local food.
Pro day. We go for a spin to Malaucene and take on the Ventoux from the other side. We then spin down to find a good spot to watch the pros close to the summit with a couple of beers and some food before rolling back down to Bedoin for a friendly game of Petanque.
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.
A stunning route taking in some great local roads with a choice of climbing the Ventoux from Sault (short route) or the classic side from Bedoin (long route). The first half of the route is undulating with some feature climbs to soften you up for the major challenge of the day.
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Ride Distance: 3300
Elevation gain: 135
Fly into Marseille. Our transfer will meet you from there for the 1hr30 drive to our base in Bedoin.
On Saturday we do a relaxed 75km coffee spin taking in the stunning Gorges de la Nesque. This is a club ride at 25km/h sticking together with a short coffee stop at the mid point. On Monday we do the second summit of Ventoux from Malaucene before finding a spot near the summit to watch the pro race. 3 very different but all great over the weekend.
4 night breaks based in Bedoin with guided rides, sportive entry with support, pro race watching, airport transfers and half board accommodation.
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Twin package for 2 people