Some say Mont Ventoux is the hardest of all the mythical Tour de France climbs and rightly so…
Possibly the most spectacular summit views in Europe, Mt Ventoux is a monster…the giant of Provence. It dominates the skyline and can be seen from miles around. Three serpent like pathways will take you to the top and those remarkable views but do you have the legs to do it?! … 137km and 4,500m of climbing say you won’t!
Are you crazy enough for the Ventoux Cinglés Challenge?
|Total Distance: 137km||Total Ascent: 4,500m||Max Alt: 1,911m||Difficulty Grade: 4/5
|2 Nights||Next Departure: 17 Sept 2019||Ristretto Score: #5||Guide Price: from £445
Day One – Arrive Marseilles airport – transfer to Malaucene before build bikes and leg sharpener.
Day Two – The biggest single day ride of your life – The Ventoux Cinglés Challenge! – 137km +4,500m
Day Three – Recover and pack down bikes before transfer for return flight.
Experienced Cycle Leader(s), Full Vehicle Support, Bike Mechanic, First Aiders,
Baggage Transfer, 3/4 star Hotel B&B Accommodation (2 or 3 nights options available), Airport Transfers (designated flights)
Flights, Lunches, Evening Meals
Recommended flight information will be given on your application.To help us help you, It is important you notify us of any extraordinary travel arrangements you may have that prevents you from arriving at the recommended times.
Your personal bags will be carried by the support vehicle throughout the event.
We strongly ask your bikes to be transported by bike bags (semi-rigid/soft). Please do not arrive to the event with rigid bike travel boxes. Support vehicles will have limited space and unable stow large solid bike boxes as well as all luggage and equipment through the event.
Please contact us with any questions regarding flight transport of your bike, we will be more than happy to discuss this further with you.
Weather & Kit
We can expect warm, sunny weather, however we should expect slight temperature drop and cool conditions on the mountains (800m+) – Remember to bring layers – not heavy coverings.
This is a road bike tour. Your bike should be well maintained and in good running order with suitable ‘road gears’ and brakes.
A full kit list will be issued in your ‘Joining Instructions’ document after your application. We will be glad to discuss any aspect of kit and your bike with you, please call us anytime with any questions.
Fitness & Training
This is a level 4 cycle event. You will be capable of riding comfortably upto 140km in a day and/or used to riding distances upto 100km over hilly terrain – minmum. If you have any doubt as to your fitness regarding participation in this event please give us a cal and we will be more than happy to chat with you.
Please arrive to the event ready to ride and not rely on ‘muscle memory’ or riding into ‘trip fitness’ – don’t let us or yourself down…please train to ride.
Click here for Training plan
Mont Ventoux Cinglés Challenge Route
Mont Ventoux Cinglés Challenge Route Profile
Come and join us on the next epic challenge on the giant of Provence – register your interest today…
Next Departure – 17 September 2019