Conquer one of the toughest mountain climbs in the world – Mont Ventoux in France – three times in just one day.
And spend the rest of the week enjoying the best the fantastic region around Mont Ventoux has to offer – stunning roads and climbs, a fantastic climate, delicious food and great wine…
On popular demand, we have extended our Ventoux trip for 2017.
In addition to climbing the infamous Mont Ventoux (three times in one day if you’re up to the challenge, entitling you to join the Club des Cinglés du Mont Ventoux), we will introduce you to the amazing cycling the surrounding region has to offer.
All in a relaxed atmosphere, with a focus on enjoying ourselves both during the days on the bike, but also in the evening over some excellent local food and wine.
The triple ascent of the Giant of Provence involves more climbing per distance cycled that any existing sportive event – 4,400m of climbing over the 137km ride.
Cyclists may have to battle extreme winds and scorching or freezing temperatures as they take on the notoriously inhospitable mountain, the scene of one of the most difficult climbs in the Tour de France.
Included in the package is an official Cinglés entry – if you manage to complete all three ascents and descents of Mont Ventoux in one day, you will become a member of the Club des Cinglés du Mont Ventoux and receive a numbered medal.
In the 29 years it’s been going, fewer than 10,000 people have completed the Cinglés. And come on ladies – if you complete it, you’ll be one of fewer than 500 women to have done so!
The exact itinerary will depend on the weather since Mont Ventoux can be very windy, freezing cold and scorching hot, all within the space of a couple of days. In 2016 we had hail and sleet, making the top impassable; the next day it was boiling hot!
We will target Monday, day 3, for the triple ascent of Mont Ventoux, but will attempt it on the first day of suitable weather to ensure the best chance of success.
A number of additional options are possible – please contact us for more information if any of the following are of interest to you: