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Mont Ventoux Challenge

Overview

Company: SportActive
Coaches: In House
Start Date: 03/08/2019
End Date: 10/08/2019
Sports: Cycling
Location: France
Price from: €1,199

Details

Mont Ventoux Challenge. Ride Mont Ventoux - One of the Toughest Climbs in Cycling - Ride the infamous Bédoin route - Test your Limits!

Test your Limits on the Mountain that has Inspired Philosopher Quotes

"The Ventoux is a God of Evil, to which sacrifices must be made. It never forgives weakness and extracts an unfair tribute of suffering." - Roland Barthes, philosopher.
Ventoux Fights you, Mocks you…

Ventoux is not just a Hors Category climb. This col has its own microclimate. It may have been warm and sunny when you started, but the last 6 kms could be rain, wind, and fog! Or vice versa. That last 6 kms is also rocky and barren. You could be forgiven for feeling you were riding on the moon! If you’re having a good day, that last six kms is a spur to conquer ‘The Beast of Provence’. If you’re having a bad day, you will feel the mountain is mocking you, playing tricks! And, it probably is!

Ride the Col the Professionals Fear

Mont Ventoux is the col that all cyclists respect. Sometimes kind, sometimes cruel, every rider who climbs this beast approaches it with trepidation.
Test your Limits on Ventoux

It is said that Ventoux exposes your weaknesses as a rider. Winds, stifling heat, rain, mist, and let us not forget gradients in excess of 10%. Ventoux is a physical and mental challenge and is considered one of the hardest climbs in cycling.
Ride Ventoux from Two Sides

Our tour takes you along the two most famous routes to reach the top. The Malaucène, and the infamous Bédoin route. Both offer you different perspectives on Ventoux and both will require all of your riding skills to conquer them. As well as the two Ventoux routes this tour gives you the opportunity to ride other roads used in the Tour de France and the Paris Nice races.
A Thrilling Descent

The descent of Ventoux has to be experienced. Although we limit you to 50 k/ph for your own safety as you are riding on open roads, you will get no greater test of your descending skills than Ventoux. This is your reward after making such a climb!
Supported Tour de France Style

For the Ventoux rides you will be supported Tour de France style with a support car carrying spare parts, drinking water, a change of clothes and food. For all routes, Martin will also be riding with you passing on coaching advice and knowledge. Martin is a professional cycle coach with years of experience. He ensures you will reach the summit of Ventoux and is on hand to carry out repairs if needed. We want to keep you on the road as much as possible.

Prices per person based on double occupancy
EB* = Early Bird for deposit received before 30.12.2018
R** = regular price


Mont Ventoux Challenge : 3 - 10 Aug. 2019

7 nights B&B, sharing en-suite room
    EB* from 1199 €/pps
    R**  from 1349 €/pps
    Single suppl: 45 €/night

Tour includes:
    A chance to climb Ventoux from two sides: Malaucène, and the infamous Bédoin route
    6 structured bike rides
    Back-up riders providing support and coaching advice
    Back-up car for assistance, carrying spares, refreshments, and change of clothes on the two Mont Ventoux climbs
    Secure bike storage
    Bike hire is available
    Airport transfers with private mini-bus (check times)
    SportActive Mont Ventoux cycling jersey
    Free action shots of your Ventoux experience

 

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