Fixed Base Cycling

Introduction

Fun, friendly and 100% flexible fixed based cycling holidays from the Veloventoux cyclist’s apartments in Puymeras just 12km away from the foot of Mont Ventoux.
Choose from a minimum of 3 nights to however long you want to stay.
Come for a long weekend or a mid-week break. Flexibility is the key.
Based on the edge of the Baronnies Regional Park with it’s breathtaking scenery and fantastic cyclist infrastructure.

Craig and Vicky, I just wanted to say thanks for hosting us for our vacation in Provence, both Jonathan and I had a great time staying with you, and the rides were fantastic. The "10 cols" ride was the perfect way to start our trip - I only wish we had a few more days to do more routes! I would definitely like to return for more riding someday! Cheers,
Chris Ross
Bristol

Highlights

  • Experience a fully supported day cycling Ventoux with the experts.
  • The Baronnies Regional Park – cyclist’s Paradise.
  • The Tour du Ventoux. 110km of breathtaking scenery in 1 ride.
  • Brantes and The Toulourenc Valley.
  • Perched villages and gorges.
  • The best location for cycling Ventoux and the surrounding area in the best villlage, with the best bar and the best restaurant.

Dates

Flexible from April until the end of October. Contact us for availability.

Cost

From £300.00 per person for 3 nights.
1 week from £630.00

Single supplement £45.00 per person per day.

What's included

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Guided rides everyday
  • Post ride afternoon snack
  • GPX files for your GPS devices
  • Maps and routes for non guided rides
  • Emergency call-out
  • Kit washing facilities
  • Free wifi
  • Safe bike storage
  • Tools, track pumps and workshop facilities
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Bike cleaning equipment
  • Co2 Cartridges
  • Local knowledge, support and advice from all the Veloventoux team

Not included

  • Flights.
  • Evening meals unless specified
  • Lunches during the day.
  • Insurance.

Vélo Ventoux Signature Rides

Contrary to popular belief Mont Ventoux does not rise up isolated in the middle of a flat plain. Although not on a scale like The Alps or the Pyrenees, the hills and mountains surrounding Mont Ventoux on all 4 sides are stunning and perfectly situated to offer fantastic cycling of varying difficulty from the Veloventoux accommodation.
If you want an easier day in the saddle, to the west it’s easy enough to cycle out onto the flatter Cotes du Rhone vineyards.
The hills immediately to the north of Mont Ventoux are known as The Baronnies and this whole part of the Drome department was recently granted regional park status.
The Drome department council have recently given all the cycling cols in the area their very own information signs. These climbs range from short 2.5km climbs like the Col de Propiac to the 9km Col de Soubeyrand. It really is a cyclist’s paradise.
Below is a very small sample of some of our best rides.

Mont Ventoux and Back

Via the classic Tour de France route from Bedoin this is an 80km round trip from the Vélo Ventoux base in Puymeras.
Approximately 1 hour ride time to Bedoin with a gentle warm-up climb over the Col de La Madeleine this is an exellent leg stretcher before you hit the slopes of The Giant.
After one of the best descents in the world to Malaucene for lunch it’s just 12km back to Puymeras for a well earned beer in The Bar Barrys.

The Tour du Ventoux

“If Carlsberg did bike rides” has been said more than once concerning this iconic ride.
112km with 1500m of total climbing this ride circumnavigates The Ventoux without riding up it.
The highlights are the Gorges de la Nesque and the Toulourenc Valley.
A coffee stop in Villes sur Auzon and a lunch stop in Sault are the icing on the cake.
For those feeling frisky we’ll head back to Puymeras via the Col de Propiac. (Cardiac Hill!)

The Col d'Aulan

Perched villages and gorges.
82km with 1200m of ascent. 
Highlights include the Col de Fontaube (4.7km avg 4%)
The Perched villages of Brantes and Montbrun les Bains. Breathtaking views of the north face of Ventoux and The Cold’Aulan (8.6km avg 3.1%) with it’s medieval perched chateau, The Chateau d’Aulan.

The 10 Cols Ride

A Vélo Ventoux cult classic.
10 climbs of varying difficult including two biggies, The Col de Soubeyrand (9km at 6% avg) and the Col des Roustants (10km at 5%) and many classic shorter climbs such as The Col d’Ey and the Col Lescou and the Col de la Croix Rouge.

Clansayes

For something a bit different we’ll take you out west towards the Rhone valley. 
Flat and rolling terrain through vineyards and lavender fields leads to a succession of short, easy climbs through the medieval villages of Réauville, La Garde Adhemar, Clansayes and St. Restitut.
Magnificent views over the Rhone valley and the Ardeche.
125km with 1300m of climbing.

The 3 Cols

The Col de Propiac straight from the front door (6.2km at and average of 3.4%)
Then the Col d’Ey (5.3km at 6%)
The Col de la Croix Rouge (6.5km at 4.2%)
65km in total with 1200m of ascent. 
Highlights include the views, both north and south from the Col d’Ey.

Brantes

Short but packs a massive punch in terms of scenery. 
The Col de Fontaube and the Cote de Peyronniere are the two difficulties.
A great ride to do on airport day if you only have a couple of hours to ride.
50km with 850m of ascent.

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