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Sportive Date 16th June 2019
Nights Available 4 Nights
Santini GF Mont Ventoux Vaison La Romaine France
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Santini GF Mont Ventoux By Sportive Breaks
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Santini GF Mont Ventoux

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.

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Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights

  • Climb a legend

    One of the must climb mountains in cycling. Ride Mont Ventoux with thousands of others from around the world with full ride support.

  • A beautiful weekend in Provence

    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.

Rider Review: Santini GF Mont Ventoux

Rider Review: Santini GF Mont Ventoux

  • Chasing Geants: Joining the Club des Cingles du Mont Ventoux

    It's one of the great challenges in cycling: riding all three sides of Mont Ventoux in a day. Your prize: treasured membership of one an elite club - the Cingles du Mont Ventoux. We sent Tim, one of our test team riders, and friends to take on this formidable ..

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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.

Why Book With Us

  • Guided group rides on the Saturday
  • Entries delivered to the hotel
  • Pro race watching near the top of Ventoux
  • Pre race briefing and post ride social


Friday 14th June

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.

Saturday 15th June

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.

Sunday 16th June

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.

Monday 17th June

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.

Tuesday 18th June

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.


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Routes & FAQs

The Routes

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.

Choose the Route

Ride Distance: 3300

Elevation gain: 135

Starting from Vaison la Romaine at 7.30am, the long route packs in over 1,000m of elevation over the first 60km before a long descent down to Bedoin. Cut off for the climb is at 1pm (116km) and then you are onto the Ventoux. The first few kms are deceptively easy and then the gradients ramp up in the woods. You then reach Chalet Renard and hit the lunar landscape where it gets a little easier (winds dependent!). Finish at the summit and descent home to Bedoin.


Frequently Asked Questions

Getting There

Fly into Marseille. Our transfer will meet you from there for the 1hr30 drive to our base in Bedoin.

Documents Required

You will need a signed medical certificate to get your race pack. We will send a template for you to take to your GP.

What to Pack

In June the weather is pretty perfect but even on the nicest day things can change quickly on the Ventoux. The gradients are typicallly 8-10%so set up gearing accordingly.

Warm up Rides

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.

Travel Packages

Popular Packages

4 night breaks based in Bedoin with guided rides, sportive entry with support, pro race watching, airport transfers and half board accommodation.

All Packages Include:

  • Return airport transfers from Marseille
  • 4 nights accommodation in Bedoin
  • All breakfast and dinners
  • Guided rides and feed station on sportive
4 Nights: 14 - 18th Jun 2019
Summary Price Quantity Total  

Single package
4 nights half board
Sportive Entry
Return Transfers from Marseille

£699 £699 Book Now

Twin package for 2 people
4 nights half board
Sportive Entry
Return Transfers from Marseille

£1099 £1099 Book Now
Stephen, Tour of Flanders, 2017: "Organisation was perfect and marshalling superb. Hotel was great, staff were brilliant - definitely the right move to stay in Oudernaarde and will go back. "

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