Choose from one of Love Velo's routes, available in GPX, and explore the surrounding areas of Gorges de la Nesque and discover the Val de Sault. Spend some time on the plains and then get ready for a truly wondrous climb.
The ascent of Ventoux from Bedoin is the classic route. 21,5km at 1912m of climbing, this is how you will conquer the legend.
The climb is split into 3 sections with the first, a gentle gradient of around 4.5%, getting the legs warmed up as you arrive at Saint. Esteve. You will then enter the forest with no air. Lined with trees, the outlook is straight up, at an average of an unrelenting 10%, until you reach Chalet Reynard. From there, it is out of the forest and onto the barren lunar landscape. Perched boldly atop the Provencal countryside, this is the area known for buffeting winds but will you be lucky and get a good tail wind, or will you be fighting the elements to the top? The Tom Simpson memorial is just 1.5km from the top and with a final switchback to the right, you will reach the top and will have joined the greats of cycling and be able to say, I CONQUERED VENTOUX.
With fields of lavender, rolling vineyards and quaint hilltop villages, Provence offers the ultimate escape from city life. Looming large over the countryside is Le Geant de Provence, Mont Ventoux.
With its own climate, Ventoux offers the ultimate challenge to any cyclist. The weather on the plains often bears no resemblance to what you will experience once you are on the last 10km of Ventoux. Be prepared for winds and extreme temperatures and make sure you have clothing for every eventuality.