The Ventoux Beaumes de Venise
- The longest standing Ventoux Cyclosportive.
- Amazing scenery: Ventoux, The Dentelles Mountains and The Valley du Toulourenc.
- Easy logistics just 30 minutes drive to the start.
- Excellent marshalling.
- Post race food is excellent.
The original Ventoux Sportive. The Probikeshop Gran Fondo Mont Ventoux Beaumes de Venise is part of the prestigious Grand Trophée series, which also includes La Marmotte.
This is our local event and 2022 will be our 18th year at this sportive.
It’s a classic ascending the mountain via the Tour de France route from Bedoin. After one of the best descents in the world down to Malaucene the route circles the mountain to the north before ascending once again as far as Chalet Reynard from Sault. The finale takes you through the stunning DentellesMountains back to Beaume.
There are two courses to choose from:
- Granfondo. 168km. 3000m
- Mediofondo. 98km. 2500m
To Be Confirmed
3 night long weekend – June 2022
Extra nights available
From £595.00 per person
Single Supplement £155.00
- 3 nights bed, breakfast and evening meals.
- Return transfer from Marseille airport.
- Entry to the Sportive.
- Private feed stop.
- Guided warm up ride on Saturday.
- Lunches during the day.
- Bike rental.
Friday: Travel day / inscriptions
Arrival and transfer of 1h 30 from Marseille airport to the Veloventoux accommodation.
after assembling the bikes there will be a short leg stretcher ride of 30km to Beaums de Vensie to do your inscriptions and collect your goody bag.
There will be the option to ride back or be transferred back in the van.
Dinner tonight is a pasta-party at the Veloventoux house.
Saturday: The Event
Breakfast at 6:30am then a transfer of 25 minutes to Beaumes de Venise for the event start at 8:30am. Transfers back to the Veloventoux guesthouse after the event are available between midday and 16h. Dinner at Bar Barrys in Puymeras.
Two rides will be organised today. If your legs can handle it after yesterday’s monster ride we’ll do the 100km Sederon ride into the Baronnies hills via the Col de Macquegne.
There will be the shorter option to peel off and do the 80km Col d’Aulan ride.
Monday 13th: 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.