Lappiere gF Mont Ventoux

Highlights

  • 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.
I really can't recommend Véloventoux highly enough. They are about 15km from the foot of Ventoux, so a great warm up, plus there are lots of other good routes from there round the mountain or along the Gorge de la Nesque etc. There are lots of places to eat around, I mean, it is France. But Vaison la Romaine is my favourite place to eat of an evening, and a stunning village to walk round.
Dasy
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Introduction

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

Dates

3 nights. 10th to 13 June 2022

Extra nights available

Cost

 £640.00 per person

Single Supplement £155.00

What's included

  • 3 nights bed, breakfast and evening meals.
  • Return transfer from Marseille airport.
  • Entry to the Granfondo.
  • Private feed stop.
  • Guided warm up ride on Saturday.

Not included

  • Flights.
  • Lunches during the day.
  • Insurance.
  • Bike rental.

Itinerary

Friday 10th: 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 11th: 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 12th: 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 13th: Departure Day

Transfer back to Marseille airport with tired legs and big smiles. Transfer time is approximately 1h30m.

Tour Map

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.