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Mont Ventoux Weekenders 2024 - 2 October - Prices from £699.00pp

Mont Ventoux Weekenders 2024 - 2 October

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In late Spring and early Autumn Provence boasts ideal cycling temperatures, with miles of quiet, tarmacked roads and some breathtakingly beautiful rolling terrain. Most travellers head here for one reason, the mighty Mont Ventoux, but also leave with incredible memories of the tranquil local lanes and smaller climbs. As well as Mont Ventoux, you'll also explore the Luberon and ride the beautiful Gorges de La Nesque.

Our 5-day, 4-night trip is ridden at a relaxed pace, aiming for 100km per day with around 5 hours of riding. Once done you will have plenty of time to enjoy your evenings in this charming area. Either take on the French game of Boules, explore the local markets or load-up on those essential carbs at one of Bedoin’s famous patisseries.

Our Package includes daily guided rides including:

  1. Thursday's ride goes to the stunning Luberon Valley
  2. Friday's ride to the amazing Gorges de la Nesque
  3. Saturday it’s time for Mont Ventoux, with a short warm up ride before the ascent, followed by a descent for lunch in Sault, finishing with a roll home. Sportive Breaks also offer the option to climb all three sides of Mont Ventoux in a day. Once conquered you will join the most exclusive club in cycling, the Club des Cingles du Mont Ventoux.

Included with your tour

  • 4 nights at hotel Le Nesk
  • Daily breakfasts and evening meals
  • All taxes are included
  • Return airport transfers from Marseille International Airport
  • Daily guided rides with Mike our tour leader. 
  • The services of our bike guide and bike mechanic
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Also available

 Bike rental – all options below

Bike Options

We offer you a choice of rental bikes with Carbon frames from Albion Cycles.

  • Race Carbon GIANT Defy Advanced 2 / LIV Avail Advanced 2 or similar @ £245
  • Course Carbone + Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 or similar @ £289
  • Race bike GIANT Road E + 2 Pro or similar @ £289

Bike will be available on arrival and our mechanics are available to fit the bike for you. 

Event Includes

Included with your tour

  • 4 nights at hotel Le Nesk
  • Daily breakfasts and evening meals
  • All taxes are included
  • Return airport transfers from Marseille international airport
  • Daily guided rides with Mike our tour leader. 
  • The services of our bike guide and bike mechanic
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected
Your Itinerary

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 hello@sportivebreaks.com 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.

Need to Know

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page. Please ensure that you select the correct amount of tickets. When you book, we will require full payment to confirm your place.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry Requirements’ section for France's current entry restrictions and requirements. For UK travellers information can be found here.

For other countries, please check with the relevant local authorities.

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 in cycling events in France. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

Location

By Air:

Most international airlines fly into Marseille Provence International Airport (MRS). The transfer from the airport takes about an hour and a half but can be longer due to rush hour traffic.

Hotel Options

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  • Hotel Le Nesk

    3 Rue Belle Vue Sault 84390

    More Details

    Hotel Le Nesk is a 18th century building located in Salut overlooking the lavender plain. The hotel is packed with cycling collectors’ items such as Eddie Merckx bike. There is an outdoor terrace where you can sit back enjoy the view with a drink of your choice.  

    This hotel is well suited to cyclists with a secure bike store, spa and sauna, washing machine and dryer, bike workshop and a E bike charging station.

    Rooms are spacious and have a TV, ensuite and wifi.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • On-site Parking
    • Spa

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