Mont Ventoux to Alpe d'Huez
3 days cycling at the Veloventoux guesthouse in Faucon then 3 days on the road to a summit finish on Alpe d'Huez then a day climbing the Col du Glandon and the Col de la Croix de Fer.
Holiday Type:
Guided moving on tour
Difficulty
Challenging
Distance:
500 Kilometres
Duration:
7 days
Accommodation:
Veloventoux guesthouse and hand picked hotels
Itinerary:

The first part of the tour starts with 3 days cycling at the Veloventoux guesthouse in Faucon where you get to ride the Giant of Provence and explore the other fantastic cycling this area has to offer. Then we hit the road for 3 full days cycling through the foothills of the Alps to a summit finish on Alpe d'Huez. On the last day you get to climb the Alpine classic the Col du Glandon / Croix de Fer.

  • Day 1 - Arrival day with short afternoon ride depending on flight times.

  • Day 2 - You'll climb Mont Ventoux from the classic Bedoin side. Round trip of 78km with 2300m of climbing from the Veloventoux house with a descent into Malaucene for lunch.

  • Day 3 - The 110km Tour du Ventoux ride which goes full circle around the base of Mont Ventoux via the stunning Gorge de la Nesque and the dramatic Toulourenc Valley. 1400m of climbing.

  • Day 4 - We ride from Faucon to the village of Nonieres in the Drome Valley via the 964m Col de Premol. A total of 115km with 2200m of ascent.

  • Day 5 - we ride to the town of Corps on the Route Napoleon via the stunning Gorge des Gats and the 1318m Col de Grimone. A total of 105km with 1800m of climbing.

  • Day 6 - Today is a shorter day of just 70km but finishes with the iconic climb of Alpe d’Huez with total ascent today of 2300m.

  • Day 7 - Round off the week with the chance to ride the classic Col du Glandon and The Col de la Croix de Fer. 77km out and back with 2000m of ascent.

  • Day 8 - We'll transfer you back to Lyon airport.


This tour is based on flights into Marseille, Nimes or Avignon and return flights from Lyon.

Bikes:
High quality rental bikes available
GPS:
GPS route navigation provided
Luggage:
Luggage transfers between hotels
Price:
€1075 / £975
What's included:
3 nights B+B accommodation. 4 nights Half Board accommodation. Vehicle support and luggage transfers. Technical assistance.
What's not included:
Flights, bike rental. Single supplement.