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At the foot of the Mont Ventoux 4 days

Cycling along attractive roads of Provence
  • Duration 4 days
  • Activity Biking
  • Holiday among adults
  • Theme countryside, lavenders, wineries
430€

Information : At the foot of the Mont Ventoux 4 days

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Presentation

High above us soars the Mont Ventoux (1909 metres), the “Géant de Provence” that cyclists the world over fear and respect. But there are also innumerable little roads which run hither and thither, weaving their way over the lower slopes of the mountain for the delight of cyclists whose pleasure is more about enjoying the countryside, than breaking records!
Small winding roads link vineyards, olive groves, orchards and fields of lavender. Along the way, cyclists plying their passage through the heart of this austere yet lovely limestone countryside may enjoy exploring typical little villages that surprise by their charm and character.
Every day there’s a different outing with new places and faces to see. Every evening there’s a friendly welcome and a table set with dishes of the ever-inventive Provençal cuisine.

You'll love

  • visiting the historical town of Vaison-la-Romaine
  • exploring the Valley of the Toulourenc at the foot of the impressive north face of the Mont Ventoux
  • the delightful stopover at Montbrun-les-Bains, one of France's prettiest villages
  • the plateau of Albion, known as the French capital of lavender cultivation

Program : At the foot of the Mont Ventoux 4 days

  • D1 Arrival in Mollans sur Ouvèze

    Arrival late afternoon.
    Settling in.

    Dinner and night in 3 star hotel with its own pool.

  • D2 From Mollans sur Ouvèze to Ferrassières

    42 km with total uphill 840 metres. Level 3/5. About 5hrs.
    You may prefer the option of a transfer from Montbrun les Bains to Ferrassières, which means a slightly easier 28 km with total uphill 400 metres and a rating of level 2/5. It's up to you.
    The valley of Toulourenc runs along the foot of the Mont Ventoux. The route takes you beneath the beautiful village of Montbrun-les-Bains, then up a fine ascent onto the Plateau of Albion, perched at more than 900 metres above sea level in a sea of lavender fields.

    Dinner and night in splendid guesthouse in a partly restored château.

  • D3 Around Ferrassières

    31 km with total uphill 280 metres. Level 1/5. About 2hrs45.
    No particular difficulty on this ride by the plateau of Albon, where you'll notice a number of distinct signs of the region's past. Especially in Sault, a superb town built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the valley.

    Dinner and night at the guesthouse.

  • D4 From Ferrassières to Mollans sur Ouvèze

    42 km with total uphill 200 metres. Level 2/5. Around 3hrs30.

    One of the pleasures of this day is to enjoy a route which is more down than up! You may like, therefore, to take the time to explore the hilltop village of Montbrun les Bains and even, via a short detour, the charming village of Buis les Baronnies with its handsome and distinctive shaded terraces.

    Departure.

Tariffs high season

FROM JULY TO AUGUST, DEPARTURE EVERYDAY

IN DOUBLE ROOM

IN TRIPLE ROOM

Adult : 425  €
Junior (12 - 17) : 425 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

Adult : 450 €
Junior (12 - 17 ) :  450 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN SINGLE ROOM

540 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

630 €

Tariffs low season

From April to June and from september to october, departure everyday

IN DOUBLE ROOM

Adult : 430 €
Junior (12 - 17 ) :  430 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN TRIPLe ROOM

Adult : 410  €
Junior (12 - 17) : 410 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN SINGLE ROOM

520 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

610 €

What's included?

  • Holidays are half-board
  • Guest houses with 3 "épis", 3 star hotel with pool
  • Detailed roadbook and maps
  • Technical and logistical support
  • Baggage transfer
  • Transfer possible from Montbrun to Ferrassières to shorten the climb

Optional

  • Picnics for the whole trip from :
    • Adult or junior : - €
  • Bike rental from :
    • Bike for adult or junior : 75 €
    • Trailer bike : 50 €
    • Child seat : 8 €
    • Electric power bike rental for adult or junior: 105 €

What's not included?

  • Beverage and extra
  • Round trip transfer from Home to the first accomodation
  • Facultative cancellation and repatriation insurance

Characteristics of circuits

  • Cycle holiday going from place to place, unaccompanied.
  • Daily distances: between 30 and 42 km, around 3 to 5hrs of cycling per day.
  • Total daily uphill: between 190 and 840 metres.
  • The circuits are at altitudes between 250 and 950 m
  • Small, narrow country roads.
  • Suitable for road and country bikes.

Organisation

  • These outings are much more about relaxed exploration than athletic performance. We transport your luggage from one lodging to another, and your roadbook will guide you throughout your stay. We provide the logistical and technical support necessary.
  • Accommodation is in 2 star hotels or 3 'épis' guest houses chosen for their atmosphere, warm welcome and environmental and architectural setting. You'll be in half-board accommodation. Picnics are extra ; you may like to order these at reservation.


N.B : the accommodation described above is given as an indication and may vary according to availability at the moment your reservation is finalized.

Access

By car

Highway A7 exit Bollène - 50 km

By air

Marseille-Provence airport or Lyon St-Exupéry airport

By train

Orange railway station then by bus or taxi to Mollans-sur-Ouvèze. The entrance to the first accommodation with public transports is not recommended. Call the agency for more information

Comments

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  • Séjour très agréable, circuits vélo très bien adaptés. Très belles découvertes.

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