Mont Ventoux & Alps - Super Challenging

This trip is full of remarkable moments for those in love with the « Petite Reine » French slang for the Tour de France and the legendary king of the mountains: Tour access, breathtaking landscapes, climbing legendary mountain passes such as Mont Ventoux, Lauteret, Galibier, and Iseran.

Your guide will show you all there is to discover about this part of France, from cycling to local specialties.

Price from : 1590 €
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level : Active
Trip : Guided
Activity : Biking
Dates :
- 07/23/2019 to 07/27/2019 :
(Available)

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Day 1 :   Arrival at Avignon and installation

Meet at the Avignon TGV train station in the beginning of the afternoon. Your guide will bring you to your hotel at Bédoin at the foot of the famous Mont Ventoux. Your guide will fit your bike according to your morphology so you can bike in the best possible conditions for the days to come. You will have a short briefing to explain the organization of the next few days. Dine together and get to know the other cycling fans.

Day 2 :   Attack Mont Ventoux

Distance 1 : 39 Miles - 63 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 2000 Meters 

It’s your battle, attack the Mont Ventoux! You will start with a warm up in the Provencal vineyards that surround Bédoin and then start climbing the legendary Mont Ventoux. A memorable moment for any cycling enthusiast! Descend down to Malaucène to loop back to Bédoin. Then there is a short transfer in van to the next stop. You’re getting closer to the Alpes!

Day 3 :   Col du Lautaret, Galibier and the passage of the Tour de France

Distance 1 : 37 Miles - 60 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1930 Meters 

It is unthinkable to come to the Alpes without confronting the mythical king of the mountains: Lautaret and Galibier! So of course that is today’s program. Transfer by van to Freney d’Oisans to climb these 2 famous mountain passes. The first climb up Lauteret has an easier grade before getting into the heart of the subject – Galibier. Awesome, among the best! What a great spot to witness the Tour de France racers battle it out! By van you will join your hotel in the heart of the Alpes.

Day 4 :   Col de l’Iseran

Distance 1 : 28 Miles - 45 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1750 Meters 

Today is an important day for the Tour de France 2019. You will be in the heat of the action! You will join Bramans for a short warm up before arriving at Lanslebourg at the foot of the famous col de l’Iseran. You will climb this legendary pass before the racers to reach 2764 meters in altitude. You are well situated to live an incredible moment of the Tour de France.

Day 5 :   Departure at Albertville

Distance 1 : 22 Miles - 35 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1158 Meters 

You have already witnessed live twice the Tour de France. Now it’s time to do something remarkable with the Tour de France, from the starting line! You will have the privilege to ride the first kilometers of the stage race as a VIP in front of the peloton. You will ride the first 30 kilometers to the Col de Méraillet and then watch the racers in action. Your guide will then take you back to Grenoble at the end of the day.

Includes : ACCESS VIP ACCESS to RIDE ON DEPARTURE

Average / Day :
Distance : 50.75 Km / 31.50 Miles - Elevation gain : 1709.50 Meters

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Day : Pre-tour Night, 2, Post-tour Night


Day : 1

Blue, green, white... Mont Ventoux towers skyward watching over the hills and vineyards. At the foot of Ventoux is the hotel Les Pins, a provencal guest establishment with the charm of yesteryear... swimming pool, pond, waterlilies, garden, romantic rooms with a medley of love-at-first-sight furnishings. Savours, aromas... The cuisine at L'esprit Jardin , crafted with the marvels of taste and freshness gleaned from nearby Provencal markets, croons with a delectable local accent. Dine indoors or on the outdoor terrace under the pine trees.


Day : 3, 4

The property is a family hotel, warm, ideally located, for an optimal rest. Comfort room with quality bedding, memory mattresses of shape, bright color and selection of products for your well-being, we make every effort to bring you full satisfaction during your stay. The decoration is modern and the entire hotel has been recently renovated.

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


Our road books are complete packages of information that will help you through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out for the Tour de France. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, profiles.

Included

  • 4 nights in a charming 3 or 4 star hotel
  • All breakfasts
  • 4 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialties
  • 4 dinners
  • A certified Guide
  • Van support 
  • Transfers
  • 1 Discover France bike jersey
  • 1 energy pack
  • Snacks and drinks when biking
  • Road book and tourist information
  • Tour de France gift

What's not included

  • Bike rental
  • Transportation before and after the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Dinner drinks
  • Personal expenses

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 1590 € 200 € 1790 €
    Pre-tour Night 95 € 50 € 145 €
    Post-tour Night 95 € 50 € 145 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Price from & per person
No cyclist1390 €

Options per person :
Road Bike Rental 165 €