Sport Cycling

We’ve been organising tours to many of the most popular European Cyclosportives  and some smaller events local to us here in France ever since we started in 2003.

Craig has ridden over 50 Sportives including the Marmotte 5 times so we know exactly what is involved. We are here to help you every inch of the way.

 Every year we run trips to great events such as La Ventoux, La Marmotte at Alpe d’ Huez and many more smaller local event like La Corima and The Dromoise.

One of the most popular challenges we’re involved in is the Club des Cinglés du Mont Ventoux – you might have heard this called The Mont Ventoux Madmen or Screwballs and as the name suggests it is a pretty crazy challenge. All you need to do is ascend Mont Ventoux via the three classic ascents – IN ONE DAY!

Here's all the information you need to help you join The Club des Cinglé du Mont Ventoux.

We also run training weekends stating in April every season. These can be combined with a local sportive or can be linked to a specific summer event. What better way to train for La Marmotte for example than to ride The Ventoux 3 times in May.

Our sport cycling tours have become so popular that we’ve set up a separate website to cover everything in more detail.

Please go to for our 2015 Cyclosportive calendar and detailed information on individual events.

Pictured below is the private Veloventoux feedzone on the Col du Galibier in La Marmotte Sportive

NEW - Screwballs Week - 28th May to 4th June 2017

This week is based at the Veloventoux accommodation here in Faucon.

  • Sunday 28th of May is arrival day.
  • Monday we'll have an easy day riding to get accustomed to the hills and cols around the Ventoux area.
  • On Tuesday you'll attempt the Ventoux Cinglé Challenge climbing the mountain by the three classic routes all in one day! We'll offer full vehicle support today.
  • On wednesday we'll have an easier day - a nice easy angled leg strectcher ride.
  • Thursday we'll ride the classic 110km circuit of Ventoux via the stunning Gorge de la Nesque and the Toulourenc Valley.
  • On Friday another easier day to prepare for The Ventoux Gran Fondo Cannondale Cyclosportive on Saturday.
  • Saturday is the big one - La Ventoux Sportive.
  • If you book the 8 day option we'll take you down to Bedoin on Sunday morning to ride the Grimpée du Ventoux Time Trial from Bedoin to the summit.

2017 dates and prices are as follows:

Sunday 28th May to Sunday 4th June

Cost £589.00 per person based on two sharing - 7 nights

Cost £649.00 per person based on 2 sharing - 8 nights

Single supplement £25.00 per day.

What's included:

  • 7 night's B+B accommodation
  • Entry to the Cinglé Challenge + vehicle support.
  • Entry to the Ventoux Gran Fondo Cannondale Cyclosportive.
  • Entry to the Grimpée du Ventoux Time Trial (8 day option only)
  • Return transfers from Marseille, Avignon or Nimes.

NEW - Mont Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez Sunrise/Sunset Challenge - 12th June to 17th June 2017

Sorry - This tour is now fully booked

After the mega success in 2015 with 9 out of 9 riders completeing the challenge we're now running this again in 2017
As you can imagine it's not for the faint hearted and definitely not to be underestimated . Mont Ventoux and Alpe d' Huez IN THE SAME DAY, sunrise on the Ventoux and Sunset on Alpe d'Huez - 275km of riding with 7200m of ascent and the riding inbetween these two classic summits is definitely not flat with 4 other significant climbs, two of which are over 1300m - The Col de Grimone and The Col d' Ornon.

  • Monday 12th June is arrival day
  • Tuesday we'll have a leg stretcher ride of approximately 100km
  • Wednesday we'll prep the bikes, have an early evening meal then an early night ready for a 3am start in Bedoin.
  • Thursday 3am start, drive down to Bedoin for 4am to start the ride up Mont Ventoux.
  • Friday, transfer back to veloventoux accommodation.
  • Saturday - transfer back to airport

Cost £625.00 per person

Single supplement £30.00 per day.

What's included:

  • 5 nights accommodation on half board basis
    (4 nights in Faucon + 1 night in Bourg D'Oisans)
  • Fully supported ride between Mont Ventoux and Alpe d'Huez including vehicle support and all food and energy products.
  • All airport transfers.


The Marmotte finish, the Corima finish and the Routes du Ventoux podium