Combine two of the most iconic climbs in cycling history in three days of stunning riding. The two must do climbs on any keen cyclists bucket list, steeped in Tour de France history and firmly embedded in the greatest stories and legends of our sport.
Starting in the high Alps on the rugged slopes of the Romanche Valley, follow in the pedal strokes of the Tour’s greatest legends and conquer “The Alp” with its 21 infamous switchbacks. From here we make our way southwards over the Col d’Ornon and into the breathtaking cycling terrain of the Parc National Regional du Varcors on our way to the lavender fields of Provence. We might not be in the Alps anymore but don’t be fooled, this is challenging and exhilarating cycling which will lead us to our final epic challenge,Mont Ventoux. Known as “The Giant of Provence” -It has to be said, this is a fair description!- Ventoux is a real monster of a climb.
We tackle this beast from the bustling market town of Bedoin, the classic route most commonly used by the Tour de France. Winding its way up through the forested lower slopes and onwards and skywards till we reach the lunar landscape of the summit. Take in the incredible views and enjoy a quick refreshment stop at the famous Chalet Regnard before taking on one of our all time favourite descents into the town of Sault.
To finish our tour, no ride in this area would be complete without taking in the grandeur of the Gorge de la Nesque. After a short mellow climb we can sit back and relax knowing all the hard work is done. Enjoy the final descent along the awe inspiring cliff hugging road that hangs to the side of the stunning gorge all the way to our final hotel and a very well earned celebration.
|15/6/2018 - 19/6/2018||£1150|
Arrive at Geneva airport and take a three hour transfer to Les des Alpes.
Leave Mazan for your flight home from Marseille airport.
‘Your desire to give everything possible to your customers is evident from the airport pick up, right through until the end of the trip. You have without doubt given me some of the greatest cycling memories of my life’
‘Riding with Velovation through the Alps over the last three years could not have been better.
The routes planned by Velovation were spectacular; and ascending and descending the iconic climbs was thrilling. One would expect this type of experience when riding in the Alps.
However, Velovation enhanced that experience. For Mark and his team nothing is too much trouble. All needs and eventualities are carefully planned and catered for. Attention to detail is everything and Mark makes full use of his experience to deliver a great package for all his customers. From the choice of roads to ride, the abilities of a mixed bunch of cyclists, the range of food to feast on, the places to stay in, Velovation get it right every time.’