Contrary to popular belief Mont Ventoux does not rise up on it's own 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 loop rides or varying difficulty from the Veloventoux accommodation.
If you want an easier day in the saddle, to the west it's easy enough to ride 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.