The Giant of Provence

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  • Cyclist at top of Mont Ventoux
  • View of Mont Ventoux Summit, Provence
  • Road up Mont Ventoux, Provence
  • View from Mont Ventoux, Provence
  • Cyclist riding on Mont Ventoux
  • Cyclist Ascending Mont Ventoux

The Giant of Provence


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Fully supported cycling tour in the Mont Ventoux region.

Mont Ventoux is an icon for road cyclists and the region offers a multitude of scenic routes in addition to the 3 famous summit climbs.

Our experienced guides will show you the best routes and our support team will ensure you can focus on achieving your goals and enjoying the ride.

3 days

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Our itinerary is focused on ensuring you make the most of your day on Mont Ventoux, but at the same time giving you a chance to sample the stunning scenery of the Vaucluse region.

Tour includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Transfer for you and your bike from Montpellier or Nimes airport or Avignon rail station
  • Daily guided rides with support vehicle
  • Breakfast each day and one evening meal

The minimum group size for this trip is 4 persons


Depending on your desired dates, we will arrange accommodation with one of our partner hotels in the Bedoin area. All our accommodation is bike-friendly, rated 2 or 3 stars and includes breakfast.

Standard pricing is based on double occupancy, but single occupancy can be arranged for a small supplement.

Sample itinerary

Level: challenging, hill climbs, designed for avid riders

Option 1: Gorges de la Nesque
With fantastically carved rocks, Les Gorges de la Nesque is an imposing and wild canyon which can be admired from the road. The route is punctuated by tunnels and view-points.

Gorges de la Nesque

Distance: 60km, Climbing 1100m
Option 2: Abbaye de Senenque
This ride takes you into the Luberon natural park. Enclosed in a valley and surrounded by lavender fields, the Sénanque Abbey remains one of the purest examples of early Cistercian architecture. It is still inhabited by an active community of Cistercian monks.

Abbaye de Senenque

Distance: 75km, Climbing 1400m
Mont Ventoux Summit Climb
Today’s ride is the “raison d’etre” for your trip. Mont Ventoux utterly dominates its surroundings in the heart of Provence. There are 3 possible ascents, with the classic Tour de France route starting in Bedoin. Mont Ventoux is a worthy adversary for any aspiring cyclist and merits it’s nickname “The Giant of Provence”.


Distance: 55km, Climbing 1900m
Les Dentelles
Our final ride winds through the scenic foothills of Mont Ventoux. The area abounds with hidden valleys, hilltop hamlets and quiet back roads which give the area a unique feel and make it a ride not to be missed.


Distance: 60km, Climbing 1500m

1 review for The Giant of Provence

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    We talk about that fun day that we cycled up Mt Ventoux in late June often (OK, we even brag to our friends), and think we may need to return soon and try a different route up.

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