Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends

Mont Ventoux Challenge Weekend

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Conquer the Mont Ventoux Climb & Complete the Club des Cinglés Challenge During this 4 Night Road Cycling Weekend.

“A fantastic set up with service and support that makes it feel like it’s your own personal cycling experience just for you! The reason I go back year after year……” Dan Carter

Holiday Summary

One of our cycling challenge weekends based in Bedoin at the foot of the classic Ventoux climb. Over your 4 night weekend you will have 3 full days guided & supported riding in the great spring/early autumn climate that Provence has to offer us cyclists. If you are planning on joining the elite group of riders in the Ventoux Club des Cinglés by way of climbing Ventoux 3 times, once from each direction (Bedoin, Malaucene, Sault) this weekend will see you fulfil your ambition.

There’s more to this area of Provence than Mont Ventoux alone and you’ll spend the 3rd day of riding taking in the tour of Ventoux finishing via the stunning Gorges de la Nesque which after the Gorges du Verdon is one of the most spectacular Gorges in Provence (if not France in our opinion).

After each ride you can be assured of a very relaxing end to the day. The Hotel des Pins has been the hotel of choice for us for 4 years as part of the Galibier to Ventoux tour, it offers a degree of comfort unsurpassed by other hotels in the area. Relax by the pool, have a massage with a soigneur used to working with many a pro cycling team or just relax in one of the hammocks strung between the pines in the hotel’s private grounds. As with all of our trips food is of the highest priority and each evening you have a great selection to choose from.

Our goal for this weekend is to provide you with a great cycling challenge, relaxing surroundings and great cuisine.

Detailed Trip Information

Contact Dates

16th May > 20th May

10th Oct > 14th Oct

Duration

4 Nights

Difficulty

4 / 5

Distance

250km > 360km

Climbing

6,000m to 9,000m

Max. Group Size

12

Price

925.00 EUROS

We have the option of taking dinner in the comfortable restaurant or outside in the very relaxed covered space. Either way a great choice of food and wine is on offer.

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekend - Hotel Des Pins Evening

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekend - Hotel Des Pins Dining

Each of the rooms in the hotel is individually styled even down to the bathrooms which have some quite unique showers! Our prestige rooms are very comfortable all with either a private terrace or balcony.

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekend - Hotel Des Pins Prestige Rooms

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekend - Hotel Des Pins - Ambience

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekend - Hotel Des Pins Great Location

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekend - Well Appointed

Outside of your room the hotel really comes into its own with its open spaces. There’s the pine forest with hammocks, the secluded outside bar area and of course the pool.

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekend - A great Garden to relax

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekend - Hotel Des Pins equals relaxation

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekend - The pool is always a favourite

The pool area has a massage cabin where you can have a full one hour post ride massage. The massages are the best we’ve ever had, in fact all others get compared to this one and to date nothing has come close.

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekend - Hotel Des Pins Massage Cabin

Arrival Day

Collection at Lyon airport for flights landing before 1PM ready for your private transfer to your hotel in Bedoin.

Day 1 Riding

Today after breakfast we head out of Bedoin to Mont Ventoux via the classic route. As always with our trips there are options to do more if you wish. We plan to take lunch at Chalet Reynard and from that point there’s the possibility to take on another side or head back down to Bedoin and take in the atmosphere in one of the many cafes along the main street. A key consideration today is if you’re planning on joining the Ventoux Club des Cinglés tomorrow you might not want to do too much more!

Day 2 Riding

If you’re looking to join the elite group of riders in the Ventoux Club des Cinglés then today is the day to conquer the mighty Ventoux 3 times once from Bedoin, then Malaucene before ascending the 3rd and final time from Sault. The classic route from Bedoin and Malaucene both offer a stern challenge and there’s always much debate about which one is the hardest, mercifully the 3rd climb from Sault is by far the easiest of the day!

Today is your day so whatever your personal challenge on Ventoux 1,2 or 3 times we’ll be there to support and encourage you as ever.

Day 3 Riding

After 2 full days on Ventoux today offers a change of scenery and in fact terrain. You’ll head around the foot of Ventoux often catching glimpses of the Giant of Provence on route to the Gorges de la Nesque. The Gorge is truly amazing and we’ll take a very relaxed lunch before heading back to the hotel for a final evening meal and well earned glass of wine or two.

Day 4 Departure Day

After breakfast we leave the hotel at 10am and return you to Lyon airport for return flights after 3.30PM.

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - On route to Ventoux

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - Support vehicle and team ready for Ventoux

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - Gorges des Nesques offer great views of Ventoux

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - A first sighting up close

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - A sunny terrace at Chalet Reynard in October

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - One climb down and two to go!

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - The full set - well done team!

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - Views in the Gorges du Nesque are spectacular

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - A relaxing evening after the big day

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - The final 6km of the climb

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - The Tour du Ventoux

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - Looking sharp for the camera!

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - A view of Ventoux for much of the day as we tour around

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - Nearly coffee time

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - October Sunshine and quiet roads in Provence

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - Stunning landscapes after coffee

Mont Ventoux Climb Club Des Cingles Challenge Weekends - Always time for this photo.

The weekend includes:

  • 4 nights half board accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Prestige rooms at the hotel
  • A superb choice of 3 course dinner each evening
  • 3 days guided and vehicle supported cycling
  • Fresh fruit each day and top up sports nutrition in support vehicle
  • Client to staff ratio of 4-1
  • Private airport transfers to and from Lyon airport
  • Access to British Cycling Level 3 coaching to help improve any aspect of your cycling

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Lunches
  • Travel or bike Insurance
  • Any drinks or incidentals at the hotel
  • Spa or Massage (Available as extra)
  • Bike Hire
  • Single occupancy (on request & subject to room availability)

More Destinations

Contact Dates

16th May > 20th May

10th Oct > 14th Oct

Duration

4 Nights

Difficulty

4 / 5

Distance

250km > 360km

Climbing

6,000m to 9,000m

Max. Group Size

12

Price

925.00 EUROS