Signature Challenge Ventoux
Cycle in beautiful Provençal countryside and climb the epic Mont Ventoux
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 Provençal countryside
Day 1: Welcome to Provence! After your arrival in Provence, you will be invited to attend a Welcome briefing by the Tyco Cycling team at the event HQ and and you can collect your hire bike, if required.
The event HQ is the fabulous Hotel Domaine des Tilleuls in Malaucene, which once was an 18th century silk farm. Being set at the foot of Ventoux, it has hosted many groups aiming to climb it.
A Welcome meal to meet up with the other guests and your hosts for the week will be arranged for the first evening.
Day 2: Warm up Ride. Starting off from our event HQ in Malaucene you will ride out to visit some of the picturesque villages that line the hilltops around the beautiful Provençal countryside.
Day 3: The Main Event: Cycle Mont Ventoux with your ride guides. Starting off from our event HQ, 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 two sides of the mountain, you will start your climb back up, and then it's all downhill to your hotel.
Day 4: Extra Credit: 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, why not take the opportunity to visit a local vineyard to sample some locally made rosé wine.
Celebration Meal with the rest of the group.
Day 5: Departure Day. After breakfast, it'll be time to say goodbye to your hosts and new friends.
3 days of fully guided cycling in an area of France, steeped in cycling history, with the opportunity to climb Mont Ventoux
Rides led by an experienced ride guide
Tyco Cycling host available throughout your stay
Exclusive event socks
On call support for the Mont Ventoux climb, in case of a mechanical problem that cannot be fixed at the roadside
What's Not Included:
Accommodation - there are many different accommodation options in the area
Bike hire (if required)
Optional extras:these services are offered by a third party
Bike hire upgrade: Premium carbon road bike or E-bike