Day One: Arrival day
Arrival day. We will meet you in Marseille airport (MRS) at 12pm. The transfer to Gargas normally takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes. If you wish to book a private transfer please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
You will have the afternoon to unpack and check your bike is ready for the weekend. Our mechanic will be on hand to help with any issues.
Dinner will be at the hotel.
Day Two: Gorges de la Nesque
After breakfast we will meet for the first ride of the weekend. The route will fully loop the mighty Mont Ventoux, taking it in from every side. You can get a feel for what is in store on Saturday's ride. Pause and have lunch in the sun in the town of Sault. Freshen up for a carb-reload dinner at the hotel.
Todays ride: 85km. Elevation: 1250m
Day Three: Tour of the Lauberon
Ride to the ancient hilltop city of Gordes for lunch, taking in some stunning Provencal scenery. Our route also adds in a few small climbs before we head back to the hotel.
Today's ride: 90km. Elevation: 1000m
Day Four: Mont Ventoux
Today is our main Queen Stage – we tackle cycling history, Mont Ventoux. We climb the most famous side from Bedoin, a full 21km at an average incline of 8%. We wind our way up to the weather station atop the mountain and pass the memorial to Tommy Simpson with 1km to go. The summit at 1,912m offers views across all of Provence and an overview of the Alps to the East. For those adrenaline-mad cyclists in the group, today we offer the opportunity to join the Club des Cingles du Mont Ventoux, tackling all 3 sides in a day! Take on the other 2 sides from Malaucene and Sault gathering stamps on your brevet card as you go.
Read our Mont Ventoux climb guide
Todays ride options:
73km and 2298M
135km and 4562M
Day Five: Departure
Breakfast will be at 8:00am with roll-out at 9:00am. Today we have an optional 40km coffee spin with a gentle 500m of climbing. We arrive back at the hotel to pack our bikes before departing for the airport. Departure from the resort will be at 14:20 for flights departing Marseille at 18:25 or later.