Haute Route Ventoux 2018
3rd to 8th October 2018
(Event dates 5th-7th October)
We will not be running a tour to the 2018 Haute Route Alpe d’Huez. If you are interested in doing a 3-day Haute Route, why not book the Haute Route Ventoux?
2017 saw the first ever Haute Route Ventoux, the latest in the popular Haute Route series. The town of Bédoin at the base of the Mont Ventoux is the base of this 3 day Cyclo-Sportive.
As in 2017, the event will consist of 2 full stages and a 3rd Individual Time Trial stage, all finishing at the summit of Mont Ventoux. We are pleased to offer travel packages with airport transfers, staff support, hotel in Bedoin and guaranteed entries to the 2018 Haute Route Ventoux. The 2017 Haute Route Ventoux covered a total of 270km, with over 7,500m of climbing across the 3 days.
The concept of the Haute Route Ventoux is like the other Haute Route events: Haute Route Pyrenees, Haute Route Alps, Haute Route Dolomites, and Haute Route Alpe d’Huez.
Consecutive timed stages (including one ‘Marathon Stage’ and one individual time-trial), legendary cols, minimal flat sections, mountain top finishes where possible and individual timing. All this with Haute Route Pro support to emulate the Pro Cyclist experience as much as is possible for an amateur cyclist. To view more information, please visit the official website: www.hauteroute.org.
Check out a great article from the Guardian that takes a closer look into the Haute Route highs and heartbreak – what motivates cyclists on tough rides? Read more here.
Why book 2018 Haute Route Ventoux with us?
Sports Tours International have been involved with the Haute Route from the very beginning. We know how to support our athletes during this physically and mentally demanding event. Our support package lets you fully focus on the job at hand
- Airport transfers and evening meals are included
- Our hotel is in an ideal location
- Our experienced reps and pro mechanic will be on hand throughout the event to support you
- We transport you and your bike to and from the finish and start if required
- We provide daily private feed and support stops en route
- We provide airport transfers and transport for non-riding partners who book through us
★★ Hotel l’Escapade Bedoin:
Hotel l’Escapade is ideally located in Bedoin, at the foot of Mont Ventoux, the host village for the Haute Route Ventoux. This charming family run hotel is located in the centre of Bedoin, and has long welcomed cyclists looking to conquer the Giant of Provence. A free, secure bike garage is available for cyclists.
You will stay here with breakfasts and evening meals included.
All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, TV, air-conditioning and free WiFi. Dinner is provided at the hotel’s restaurant, using locally sourced fresh ingredients, and can be served on the terrace as well as inside.
Bédoin is fortunate to be situated in one of the largest public forests in France stretching across 6300 hectares.
The 2018 itinerary is yet to be confirmed, but is likely to be very similar to the below:
Wednesday 3rd October, 2018 – Optional early arrival:
The day of the registration and event Expo will be Thursday 4 October. We offer the opportunity to arrive ahead of this day so you can prepare ahead of the event. Book your extra hotel night and please give us your flight times so we can arrange the airport transfer from Marseille airport. The transfer time is approximately 1.5 hours from Marseille to Bedoin. We will be operating 2 transfers today, at 11.00 and 19.00 from the airport to our hotel.
Thursday 4th October, 2018 – Bib and number collection and event registration:
The event village is located in Bedoin where we will be in place to welcome the 2018 Haute Route Ventoux riders. Arrive directly at the hotel or take the option to fly into Marseille Airport and make use of our airport transfer. We will be operating 1 transfers today, at 14.00 as you need to arrive this afternoon at the latest to register for the event. This evening we will organise a race briefing and you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow riders.
Included with your entry you will receive among other things:
- 1 Haute Route back pack
- Mechanical support from Mavic both at each race village and along the route (not for repairing punctures)
- A personalised frame plate and 2 sets of race numbers
- Pit stops, refreshment breaks (solid, liquid, energy products) on each stage
- A hot meal at the finish of each stage
Friday 5th October, 2018 – Bedoin to ?
The riders of the 2018 Haute Route Ventoux will start in Bedoin. We expect a brilliant but challenging route around the Giant of Provence. After you finish, enjoy the evening meal at our hotel.
Saturday 6th October, 2018:
Stage details will be announced at a later date. Our staff support, transport, extra assistance points and a well located hotel with evening meal are again included today.
Sunday 7th October, 2018 – Mont Ventoux Time Trial:
The third and final day will be an individual time trial to the summit of Mont Ventoux, finishing atop the Giant of Provence at 1,912m altitude.
As today’s stage will finish early, it’s possible to depart today. We will provide an airport transfer to Marseille for flights departing this evening.
Monday 8th October, 2018 – Departure day:
Today we will run airport transfers to Marseille airport at set times. Please book a flight departing Marseille Airport later than 10:30.
PRICES for 3 nights (arrival on Thursday, departure Sunday evening):
£675 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin room – (2 single beds)
£675 per person based on 2 people sharing a room with 1 double bed
£200 per person supplement for the sole occupancy of a room
PRICES for 4 nights (arrival on Thursday, departure on Monday):
£750 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin room – (2 single beds)
£750 per person based on 2 people sharing a room with 1 double bed
£200 per person supplement for the sole occupancy of a room
Extra night in Bedoin ahead of the event (Wednesday 3 October) available on request – Contact Us
Included in your travel packages is:
- 3, 4 or 5 nights accommodation at our hotel in Bedoin
- Daily breakfasts
- Evening meals
- Secure bike storage at the hotel
- Airport transfers at set times – see itinerary for more details
- Transport after the finish or to the start if required
- Transport of non-riding friends or partners to and from stages
- Sports Tours staff support during each stage and in the evenings
- A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini – More information
- Travel Insurance – highly recommended. Please visit our insurance page
- To take part in the 2018 Haute Route you have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date, our partners offer online medical certification
HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings open soon.
To take part in the 2018 Haute Route you have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date, our partners offer online medical certification.
Sports Travel – Keeping safe:
For some tips on how to stay safe whilst you travel, please have a look here
Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another traveller (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.
General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page.General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.