cycling mont ventoux

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, the giant of Provence is a monster… A free standing mountain, Ventoux 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
3 NightsNext Departure: 13 July 2024
Kudos Score: 10/10
Guide Price: from £695 pp

Included in your trip is the official registration to the ‘Club des Cinglés du Mont Ventoux’. Once you have completed your epic challenge you will not only be on the all-time ‘Lauréats’ list but you will also receive a ‘Club des Cinglés’ certificate!



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 – Easy day relaxing at the 4**** spa hotel and maybe even another ride around the beautiful roads of Provence.

Day Four – Easy morning before transfer for return flight.


ECT rider(s) with you on the cinglés, Full vehicle support during the cinglés, Bike Mechanic, First Aiders,

Baggage Transfer, 3 Nights 4**** Spa Hotel B&B Accommodation

Registration to ‘Club des Cinglés du Mont Ventoux’

Not Included

Flights, Lunches, Evening Meals, Airport Transfers


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 – 13 July 2024

Follow in the tracks of the greatest riders to have ridden le tour on this greatest of all cycling challenges. With us you’re in informed hands, capable leadership and good company… exactly what you need just before and just after you decide to ride to the clouds and back – three times!!

To participate on this incredible cycling challenge 2024 or for further information hit contact us  now…