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Mont Ventoux

Overview

Coaches: Stuart Hall
Start Date: 05/07/2019
End Date: 08/07/2019
Sports: Cycling
Location: France
Price from: £625

Details

Conquer one of the toughest mountain climbs in the world – Mont Ventoux in France – three times in just one day. And then relax and enjoy the best the fantastic region around Mont Ventoux has to offer – stunning roads and scenery, a fantastic climate, delicious food and great wine…

In addition to climbing the infamous Mont Ventoux (three times in one day if you’re up to the challenge, entitling you to join the Club des Cinglés du Mont Ventoux), on this four day trip, we will give you a taste of the amazing cycling the surrounding region has to offer.

All in a relaxed atmosphere, with a focus on enjoying ourselves both during the days on the bike, and also in the evening over some excellent local food and wine.

The three climbs

The triple ascent of the Giant of Provence involves more climbing per distance cycled that any existing sportive event – 4,400m of climbing over the 137km ride.

Cyclists may have to battle extreme winds and scorching or freezing temperatures as they take on the notoriously inhospitable mountain, the scene of one of the most difficult climbs in the Tour de France.

  1. First is the ascent from Bédoin, the best known of the climbs due to its regular appearance in the Tour de France. Cyclists will power up 1,617 metres over 21.8km, with an average gradient of 7.43%.
  2. Next, as lungs are already burning and leg muscles screaming, you will tackle the climb from Malaucène, arguably as tough as the first ascent. Entrants will cover 21.5km, climbing 1,570m.
  3. Finally you will be met by the third and gentlest climb, from Sault, covering 1,210m over 26km, at an average gradient of 4.4%.

Club des Cinglés

Included in the package is an official Cinglés entry – if you manage to complete all three ascents and descents of Mont Ventoux in one day, you will become a member of the Club des Cinglés du Mont Ventoux and receive a numbered medal.

In the 30 years it’s been going, only 13,600 people have completed the Cinglés. And come on ladies – if you complete it, you’ll be one of fewer than 900 women to have done so!

What’s included

  • Transfers from Marseille airport
  • 3 nights half-board accommodation in one of the quaint regional villages
  • Support and services of our experienced guides throughout the trip
  • Vehicle support on Mont Ventoux
  • Official Cinglés entry
  • Guided rides in the region

 

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Coach Profiles

  • Stuart Hall has ridden over 1,000 races and has been cycling for 46 years all over Europe. So if you are looking for a guide with serious amounts of experience you need look no further.