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Mont Ventoux Cahllenge

Overview

Company: SportActive
Coaches: In House
Start Date: 02/08/2020
End Date: 09/08/2020
Sports: Cycling
Location: France
Price from: €1,239

Details

 

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.

 

No Need to Transport your Bike

 

Don’t take your bike on a plane, hire one on site. The bikes are kept in first class condition and are perfect for conquering ‘The Beast of Provence’. We take care of the hire logistics.

 

Logistics - We've got you covered

 

From airport transfers to ensuring your accommodation is booked, to keeping you on the road, we have everything covered. All you have to do is ride the mountain the pros respect.

 

Ride Together, Eat Together

 

We ride together, we eat together, and camaraderie forms. Our guests tell us they make new long lasting friendships on our tours. If you are wondering if you can enjoy riding Ventoux if you're travelling alone, the answer is yes.

 

Prices per person based on double occupancy
EB* = Early Bird for deposit received before 30.12.2019
R** = regular price

 

Mont Ventoux Challenge : 2nd-9th August. 2020

 

7 nights B&B, sharing en-suite room

 

EB* from 1239  €/pps R**  from 1389 €/pps
Single suppl:  46 €/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
  • Free action shots of your Ventoux experience 

 

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