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France - Provence - Le Ventoux a Velo - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Exploring the world famous beauty of one of France’s most popular regions
  • Conquering Mont Ventoux – the mighty Géant de Provence
  • Stunning views of the turquoise waters of Lac de Sainte Croix
  • Riding the rim of the Gorge du Verdon, Europe’s very own Grand Canyon
  • The lavender fields of the Plateau de Valensole
  • Sipping on a cheeky post ride rosé in the sunshine

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival Day: Nice Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Rousillon to Sault (via Gorges de la Nesque) 56 Miles / 90 Kms Approx. 1,750 Metres Approx. B L  
3 Mont Ventoux Loop Ride 32 Miles / 51 Kms Approx. 1,300 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Sault to Forcalquier 34 Miles / 55 Kms Approx. 800 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Forcalquier to Moustiers Ste Marie 43 Miles / 70 Kms Approx. 700 Metres Approx. B L  
6 Moustiers Ste Marie to Castellane 47 Miles / 75 Kms Approx. 2,000 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Castellane to St Paul de Vence 47 Miles / 75 Kms Approx. 1,000 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Departure: Nice Airport Non Riding Day   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

A beautiful road cycling holiday in France, in one of the most popular and most visited regions, Provence. With its diverse landscape, ranging from snow-capped mountains, pancake flat lavender plains and a stunningly beautiful coastline it’s not difficult to see why. All of this stunning scenery, combined with fantastic food, over 300 days a year of sunshine and an extremely agreeable climate make Provence an irresistible holiday destination.

Provence is home to some of the best road cycling in southern Europe. Taking advantage of a host of low cost flight options from numerous regional airports in the UK. Your cycling holiday starts and finishes in Nice, the glittering capital of the French Riviera.
A transfer on arrival day takes us away from the coast and we head inland to the medieval village of Rousillion in the Vaucluse region. The following day we begin our ride which will ultimately bring us all the way back to the Cote D’Azur. It’s an incredible journey which will take in some of the most impressive routes in Provence, including the Gorges de la Nesque and an ascent to the famous 'moonscape' summit of the mighty Mont Ventoux.
Another highlight of the trip is the incredible and dramatic Verdon Gorge, the deepest and most beautiful in Europe, second largest in the world and often referred to as the 'Grand Canyon of Europe'. We end the week with a thrilling descent of the Col de Vence which spits us out in the 12th century medieval town of Vence and then onto the fortified town of St Paul de Vence where we will spend the last evening.

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Say salut to the mountains of France

Looking to cut your teeth on one of Europe’s most iconic mountains this year? If you’re a keen road cyclist looking to take your riding skills to the next level, our holiday Le Ventoux a Velo could be for you. Based in the South of France, our tour takes in the best that Provence has to offer ... 

Last Updated: 18/05/2018