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Vélo Ventoux

        7 - 11 September 2020       

Cycle in beautiful Provençal countryside and climb the epic Mont Ventoux

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£725 

£125 (single supp)

7 - 11 September 2020

Our Provence Signature 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 having the challenge of climbing the epic Giant of Provence​, Mont Ventoux. 

Event highlights

  • Follow in the tracks of Tour de France legends and climb Mont Ventoux

  • Stop at the top of Ventoux to take obligatory snaps that prove you conquered the beast 

  • Stay in a charming hotel with a pool in Malaucene http://www.hotel-domainedestilleuls.com

  • View the stunning scenery in the picturesque Provencal countryside

  • Ride the Toulourenc Valley and see the steep northern side of Mont Ventoux

  • Optional visit to a vineyard to sample locally made rosé wine - it would be rude not to

Itinerary

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 and our Ride Captains will help you to 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: Cycle Mont Ventoux with your ride leader and support vehicle. 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 Malaucene.

Day 4: Ride the Toulourenc Valley. Ride from the village of Malaucene through villages perched on hillsides, offering outstanding views of the steep northern face of Mont Ventoux. Option to vist a local vineyard to sample some locally made rosé wine.

Day 5: Departure Day. After breakfast, transfer to Marseille airport where you will say goodbye to your hosts and new friends.

What's Included:
  • Private transfer on arrival from Marseille airport including own bike

  • 4 nights accomodation in charming hotel located in Malaucene

  • 4 x Breakfast

  • Routes led by a Tyco Road Captain

  • 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:
  • International flights

  • Bike hire (if required)

  • Lunch and dinner 

  • Travel insurance

Optional extras:

  • Sports Massage (on request)

  • Bike hire upgrade: Premium carbon road bike or E-bike