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Ultimate Ventoux Cycling Holiday

2nd to 9th June 2018

Over the course of 8 carefully planned days you will experience the world renowned Mont Ventoux, steeped in cycling folklore from all three of the main climbs on her flanks (Bedoin, Maulacene and Sault) as well as a circumnavigation around this remarkable mountain. This truly is the Ultimate Ventoux experience…

This package includes:

  • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
  • HOTEL*** DOMAINE DES TILLEULS in MALAUCENE at the foot of Mt Ventoux (Details below)
  • Breakfast included
  • 6 guided routes carefully designed routes.
  • 1 x group transfer from/to Marseille airport.
  • Top support: experienced ride leaders on every stage
  • Experienced mechanic
  • Support-van with water, fruit, iso drinks, nuts, etc.
  • Briefings, daily maps and elevation profiles for each stage
  • 1 x  pink cycling jersey.
  • A memorable cycling trip in Mt Ventoux and a lot of fun!

The Hotel:

★★★ Hôtel Domaine des Tilleuls:
The Hôtel Domaine des Tilleuls located at the foot of one of the Tour de France’s most iconic climbs, the towering Mt Ventoux is the perfect place to base yourself from for a cycling epic tour.

The Domaine des Tilleuls beautifully secluded grounds surrounded ancient stone walls is littered with a diverse selection of trees surrounding the hotels pool making it the perfect place to cool off after a hard day in the saddle.

The hotel is recommended by numerous guide books: find us in the latest versions of the Michelin, Green Guide, Géoguide, Lonely Planet, Le Guide du Routard, Rick Steves’ Provence…

Planned itinerary:

Saturday 2nd June - Arrival day:
Please arrive by 17:00 and we will collect you from the Airport.

Sunday 3rd June -   Short Route if time allows. 74km/ +1500m

Monday 4th June - Ventoux from Sault – 90km/+2500m:
After a short ride on Sunday to help shake the cobwebs from your days travelling your first ascent of. possibly, the greatest climb in France starts from the town of Sault on the western side of the mountain. The ascent from Sault has the reputation of being the easiest side of the mountain compared to Bédoin and Malaucène but with 1152 meters of climbing at an average of 4.5% (max 11%) over 26km this side is no give away.

Tuesday 5th June - Ventoux from Maulacène – 125km/ +3200m:
Approaching from the route from the Malaucène to the summit of Ventoux is just less than 100m less climbing than tomorrows route from Bédoin with 1535meters of total ascent. . Today however is a notable step up following on from yesterdays assent with 21 kilometres at an average of 7.2% (max 12%). Make sure you keep some energy in the tank for a tough middle section.

Wednesday 6th June - Ventoux from Bedoin – 55km/ +1860m:
By far the most famous of the 3 routes up the “windy mountain” due to its prominence in the tour and the history that it has created as a result. From Bédoin the 22km route climbs 1912m to the summit of Ventoux past chalet Reynard, where Chris Froome famously ran to the finish line outside its decking after crashing in the 2016 tour and the memorial to the great British rider Tom Simpson 1.5km from the summit.

Thursday 7th June - Ventoux Loop – 110km/ +2400m

Friday 8th June - Cingles - 120/ +3300m:
This is your chance to join the elite club and scale the great mountain from all 3 sides in just 1 Day! By completing the Cinglés challenge you will have ridden this great s times and climber well over 3000m in total.

Saturday 9th June:
Departure day. Please advise us of your travel plans and we will arrange your airport transfers for you.

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2018 Prices:

£1325 per person in twin or double room
£225 Single supplement
£397.50 Deposit

What’s Included:

  • 8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied trip
  • HOTEL*** DOMAINE DES TILLEULS in MALAUCENE at the foot of Mt Ventoux
  • Breakfast included
  • 6 guided routes carefully designed routes.
  • 1 x group transfer from/to Marseille airport.
  • Top support: experienced ride leaders on every stage
  • Experienced mechanic
  • Support-van with water, fruit, iso drinks, nuts, etc.
  • Briefings, daily maps and elevation profiles for each stage
  • 1 x  pink cycling jersey.
  • A memorable cycling trip in Mt Ventoux and a lot of fun!

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Trains from London, Bruxelles, Luxembourg, Bale, Paris, Nice.
  • Travel and personal insurance – recommended
  • Extras at the hotel, phone charges, mini-bar
  • Lunch
  • Dinner (menu 3 courses): 20€ without drinks and 25€ with ¼ wine, water and coffee.

HOW TO BOOK:
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit, plus full payment of the stadium seat ticket fee, which is non refundable. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.

Please look here for our full booking conditions.

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Important Information:

Medical certificate:
A medical certificate is not required for this event.

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.

Travel Insurance:
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 incyclingevents. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

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