Vélo Ventoux Challenge
- Ventoux and Alpe d’Huez in the same day.
- The unmissable Ventoux sunrise.
- The Gorge des Gats.
- The Col de Grimone.
- Fully supported with on road guides and vehicle.
The ultimate Vélo Ventoux challenge – our very own creation! Watch the famous Ventoux sunrise then in the same day get to Alpe d’Huez before sunset.
After doing many 3 and 4 day tours from Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez since 2003 the idea was hatched to attempt the ride in a single day.
In 2014 nine riders set off from Bedoin at 4am and after watching the stunning Ventoux sunrise we finally arrived on Alpe d’Huez at 7pm that very evening.
A stunning ride. One of the best days out on a bike you will ever have. With over 6500m of ascent and 265km through some challenging terrain this is not for the faint hearted.
4 nights. 27th June to 1st July 2024
Extra nights available
From £625.00 per person
Single Supplement £255.09
- 4 nights bed, breakfast and evening meals.
- Transfer from Marseille airport.
- Transfer to Lyon airport.
- Fully supported ride with vehicle and on road guides..
- Guided warm up ride on Saturday.
- Bike rental.
Thursday 27th: 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.
A leg stretcher ride.
85km loop over the Col de Peyruerge and the Col de la Croix.
Saturday 29th - Warm up ride
A short leg stretcher ride then equipment check.
Prepare your day bags and luggage ready to be put in the vehicle tomorrow morning.
Prepare kit and food for the big day.
Sunday 30th: The Challenge
A short transfer of 30 minutes in the minibus to Bedoin for a 4am start. After a steady ascent we’ll watch the sunrise on Mont Ventoux at approximatley 6am. Then we hit the road through the Drome department through the Pre-alpes before the 2nd difficulty of the day, the 1300m Col de Grimone. After the Col d’Ornon we descend into Bourg d”Oisans for a quick refuel to get up Alpe d’Huez for sunset.
Monday 1st: Departure Day
Transfer back to Lyon airport with tired legs and big smiles. Transfer time is approximately 1h45m.