Mont Ventoux, France
Cycle in beautiful Provençal countryside and climb the epic Mont Ventoux
13-17 September 2021
Limited spaces available
Our Provence Signature Challenge Event will provide the opportunity to cycle around some of the most spectacular scenery in France taking in the sights and sounds and filling you senses before taking on the challenge of climbing the epic Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux, possibly even there times.
Follow in the tracks of Tour de France legends and climb Mont Ventoux once, twice or even three times
Stop at the top of Ventoux to take obligatory snaps that prove you conquered the beast
Stay in a charming hotel in the foothills of Mont Ventoux
View the stunning scenery in the picturesque Provencal countryside
Optional visit to a vineyard to sample locally made rosé wine - it would be rude not to
Day 1: Welcome to Provence! After flying into Marseille airport, you and your bike (if you choose to bring your own), will be collected and driven to the beautiful town of Malaucene. You will stay at the fabulous Hotel Domaine des Tilleuls, which once was an 18th century silk farm. Being set at the foot of Ventoux, it has hosted many groups aiming to climb it.
After arrival and a chance to settle in, you will be given a Welcome briefing by your ride leader who will help you set up your bike or collect your hire bike.
Evening meal to meet the other guests and your hosts for the week
Day 2: Warm up Ride. Starting off in Malaucene you will ride out to visit some of the picturesque villages that line the hilltops around the beautiful Provençal countryside.
Day 3: Challenge Day: Cycle Mont Ventoux with your ride leader. Starting off in Malaucene you will ride over the Col de la Madeleine to the start of your climb from Bedoin. After a stop at the summit for the
obligatory photos, you will descend via the route towards the hotel in Malaucene. If you are taking on all three sides, you will start your climb back up, before descending into Sault, ready for your final climb and then it's all downhill to your hotel.
Day 4: Ride the Toulourenc Valley. After the challenge of riding Mont Ventoux, today brings a more casual ride from the village of Malaucene through a number of beautiful Provençal villages perched on hillsides, offering outstanding views of the steep northern face of Mont Ventoux.
In the afternoon, you have the option to visit a local vineyard to sample some locally made rosé wine.
Celebration Meal with the rest of your guests.
Day 5: Departure Day. After breakfast, transfer to Marseille airport where you will say goodbye to your hosts and new friends.
Private transfer on arrival from Marseille airport including own bike
4 nights accomodation in charming hotel with amazing views of the surrounding countryside and Mont Ventoux
4 x Breakfast
Routes led by an experienced ride leader
On call support vehicle support in case of mechanical problem that cannot be fixed at the roadside
Tyco Cycling host available throughout your stay
What's Not Included:
Bike hire (if required)
Lunch and dinner
Sports Massage (on request)
Bike hire upgrade: Premium carbon road bike or E-bike