Lappiere gF Mont Ventoux
- The most well organised sportive we’ve ever done.
- Ascending Mont Ventoux to a summit finish and traversing some of the most scenic countryside the area has to offer.
- 10 minutes ride time to the start.
- Excellent marshalling.
- Post race food is excellent.
- Massage available.
A simply classic route and probably the most well organised sportive we’ve ever done. Ascending Mont Ventoux to a summit finish and traversing some of the best, most scenic countryside the area has to offer including the Gorge de la Nesque
Formerly the GFNY Ventoux and now in it’s 6th year this great event grows from strength to strength with organisation, marshalling and feed stops as good as, if not better than events like The Etape du Tour and The Maratona de Dolomites.
There are three courses to choose from:
- Granfondo. 122km. 3600m
- Mediofondo. 100km. 2600m
- Piccolofondo. 44km. 1900m
3 nights. 9th to 12th June 2023
Extra nights available
£640.00 per person
Single Supplement £255.00
- 3 nights bed, breakfast and evening meals.
- Return transfer from Marseille airport.
- Entry to the Granfondo.
- Guided warm up ride on Saturday.
- Lunches during the day.
- Bike rental.
Friday 9th: Travel day / short ride
A transfer from Marseille airport (1h 30m) is included and we’ll be doing a morning and afternoon transfer.
Those arriving in the morning can assemble the bikes and you’ll will get the chance to do a leg stretcher ride of 45km to the perched village of Brantes with magnificent views of the north face of Ventoux.
Dinner tonight will be a group BBQ at the Veloventoux house.
Saturday 10th: Warm-up Ride
This morning we’ll go down to the athletes village in the Vaison la Romaine town square to register and collect your jersey and goodie bag.
After taking in the atmosphere we’ll have a quick lunch in the square then back to the Vélo Ventoux accommodation where there will be an optional 2 hour leg stretcher ride.
Dinner tonight is a pasta party at the Vélo Ventoux house.
Sunday 11th: The Granfondo
Breakfast at 6am then at 6:45 we’ll ride down to the start in Vaison just 10 minutes away. The Vélo Ventoux vehicle will come with you in case of mechanical issues and punctures.
You will be directed to your starting pen ready for the official start at 7:30.
The Granfondo finishes on the Ventoux summit. After descending to Malaucene it’s a flat 12km back to the athlete’s village in Vaison where a meal in the town square is provided.
Transport back to your accommodation will be provided so feel free to have a well earned beer or two. Dinner tonight is in a local restaurant.
Monday 12th: Departure Day
Transfer back to Marseille airport with tired legs and big smiles. Transfer time is approximately 1h30m.
events quick questions
Yes you do. In some cases your countries racing licence will do but you need to check with the organiser.
There are no time limits in The Ventoux Granfondos but if you are seriously slow getting round the broom waggon will pass you and you’ll no longer be part of the event and could miss the feed stations.
Yes but you don’t need to get involved.At the front the first finishers are often pro riders and to win one of these events is an impressive achievement.
There are prizes for the overall GC and then for each individual age group.
They are essential to the event especially on hot days for liquids. They can be a bit messy so that’s why we do a private stop for our guests and you can even supplement this with your own favourite race food.
Yes! especially at the start. Whilst most of the top riders usually get priority places near the front there will always be faster riders behind you trying to work their way up to the front so leave the left hand side of the road free for faster riders to come through.
Be careful on descents, don’t hog the road and let faster descenders through.