Experience the best of Ventoux

Mont Ventoux Experience

Follow in the tracks of Tour legends and ascend the famous mountain standing at 1,912 metres. The climb will push you to your limits but once you reach the top, you will be able to proudly claim that you have summited Ventoux. #Lovevelo #LoveCycling #Ridefurther


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Bedoin, France
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Cycling Holidays to Mont Ventoux

What to Expect on This Trip

To experienced riders, Ventoux is a legendary climb. Its slopes have featured as a battleground throughout Tour de France history. From Tom Simpson and Lance Armstrong to Chris Froome, all cycling aficionados have a Ventoux memory etched in to their consciousness. Come to Provence and climb the Giant of Provence. Spend some time too on the flat plains, rolling through fields of lavender, vineyards and sunflowers, and take advantage of other great rides in the area such as Gorge de la Nesque.

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You have the power to book the best bikes for your climb of Ventoux. From full carbon with disc brakes and DI2s to e-bikes, book online or make an enquiry with us.

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You have the power to book your airport transfers, arriving and departing at any time. Book online or make an enquiry with us. If you wish to be picked up from Avignon train station, please make your request with us via our enquiry form.

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As part of your cycling adventure, we will provide you with our curated set of digital routes. Just download to your Garmin or Wahoo, or navigate from your phone.

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Whether you're a keen road cyclist, enjoy riding an e-bike or hybrid bike, or want to get your family more active, we have the perfect cycling holiday for you.

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A Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    If you're travelling as a group, arrive into Marseille airport and we will transfer you to Bedoin. If you're on your own or a couple, it's best to get the Eurostar to Paris and then the TGV to Avignon as your transfer will be more cost effective.

  2. Day 2

    Your trip is totally flexible so you can choose when and where you want to ride. We recommend riding Gorges de la Nesque to get a little bit of climbing in, as well as wonderful scenes, or discover the Val de Sault. Spend some time on the plains and explore the lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards.

  3. Day 3

    The ascent of Ventoux from Bedoin is the classic route. 21,5km at 1912m of climbing, this is how you will conquer the legend.

    The climb is split into 3 sections with the first, a gentle gradient of around 4.5%, getting the legs warmed up as you arrive at Saint-Esteve. You will then enter the forest with no air. Lined with trees, the outlook is straight up, at an average of an unrelenting 10%, until you reach Chalet Reynard. From there, it is out of the forest and onto the barren lunar landscape. Perched boldly atop the Provencal countryside, this is the area known for buffeting winds but will you be lucky and get a good tail wind, or will you be fighting the elements to the top? The Tom Simpson memorial is just 1.5km from the top and with a final switchback to the right, you will reach the top and will have joined the greats of cycling and be able to say, I conquered Ventoux.

  4. Day 4

    Check out from your hotel and we will transfer you back to Avignon train station or Marseille airport.


What Our Cyclists Say

My first experience of solo travel and one that ran seamlessly! I went to France to stay in Bédoin to climb Mont Ventoux. I used the routes from Love Velo to climb Mont Ventoux from Bédoin and then also to combine the Gorge de la Nesque and the climb up Ventoux again from Sault, and down into Malaucène. I loved every single minute of my trip and will definitely be using the company again. I could not recommend them highly enough!

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Booked cycling trip to Mont Ventoux this month. Experience was fantastic. We dealt with Tom and would highly recommend anyone interested in this trip to contact these guys. We booked flights to Marseille Airport and Tom organised collection from airport straight to accommodation, which is located just outside Bédoin on route to Mont Ventoux. Accommodation was perfect, such a relaxing environment and incredible view of mountain. Breakfast was lovely and fresh. We collected our bikes in France cycling Shop located in Bédoin. We cycled approx 100km first day around the beautiful countryside off any of the main roads and on day 2 did the Mont Ventoux cycle which is very challenging but unbelievable experience. We then were collected at hotel and brought back to Airport the following day. Overall fantastic experience…

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A fantastic 3 day trip with the middle day being the club des Cingles climbing of Mont Ventoux. Everything went like clockwork. Transfers from the station, bike hire and the hotel booking. The staff at the transfer company, hotel and the bike hire shop were friendly and helpful. Cannot recommend Love Velo highly enough.

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Female cyclist climbing the steep road towards the summit of Mont Ventoux.
Two cyclists at the summit of Mont Ventoux, standing under a sign reading "Sommet du Ventoux 1910m
Memorial for cyclist Tom Simpson on Mont Ventoux with cycling memorabilia.
Aerial view of the winding road on Mont Ventoux with a radar dome in the background.
Scenic view of the winding road on Mont Ventoux with expansive landscape.
Summit of Mont Ventoux with its distinctive red and white tower.
Group of cyclists riding on a road near Mont Ventoux.
Cyclists riding along a mountain road near Mont Ventoux, surrounded by greenery.

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