Tour de France - Stage 2 - MONT VENTOUX & MASSIF CENTRAL

The layout of each route has been carefully crafted by our team. 3 versions allow you adapt to the shape and the desires of each day:

Short version: 35km +1500m, Medium version: 75km +2000m or Long version: 125km +2500m

The itineraries are inspired by the routes taken by the Tour de France. You will climb the "Giant of Provence" from Bedoin the most difficult one. The riders of the 2021 Tour will link to climbs. Follow the path of the greatest champion who hacve left their mark on the Ventoux : Charly Gaul (1958), Eddy Merckx (1970), Marco Pantani (2000), Christopher Froome (2013). These places that were the scene of immense exploits, but also of dramas such as Tom Simpson's death in a race in 1967. The memory of the champion is perpetuated thanks to a headstone placed on the side of the road, barely two kilometers before the summit, in front of which thousands of cyclists from all over the world gather every year.

Your VIP Pass at the finish of a Tour de France stage in Mende: Follow the final of the 12th stage of the Tour de France 2022 in Mende. A magical and deserved reward. You will experience the finish as close as possible to the race, enjoying a glass of champagne in VIP conditions.

High quality services: Benefit from a premium quality of service throughout your trip: reception, transfers, hospitality, supervision, assistance during the stages, concierge service.

Price from : 2500€
Region : Ventoux
Duration : 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level : or
Type : On the way
Category : Bike
Trip : Guided With VIP Access
Activity : Road Bike
Dates : -07/13/2022 to 07/17/2022 :
(Available)

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Day 1 :   Arrival in Avignon

Meet at the train station at Avignon in the beginning of the afternoon. You guides will transfer you to your hotel in the Luberon hills near Mont Ventoux. Your guides will fit your bike to your morphology so you will be in the best conditions for the rides to come. There is a briefing to explain the details and program for the week. The Tour de France is at this time on a mountain stage in the Alps with a grueling finish on the Col du Granon. The day ends with a dinner together, an occasion to get acquainted and share souvenirs about the Tour de France.

Day 2 :   Climb Mont Ventoux by Bédoin and cycle the Gorges de la Nesque

Option 1 : 29 Miles - 46 Km  Option 2 : 50 Miles - 80 Km  Option 3 : 76 Miles - 123 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1630 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 2000 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 2450 Meters 

Climbing Ventoux is an unforgettable experience !

The longer option starts in direction of the Dentelles de Montmirail, beautiful geological formations, then continues on to Bedoin and the foot of the Provencal Giant. It’s your time to play ! You will be proud of your accomplishment once you’ve arrived at the summit. Imagine, in 2021, the pros climbed it twice in one stage! Ride downhill to Sault and the picturesque lavender fields that should be in full bloom at this time of year and enter the magnificent Gorges de la Nesque. For an easier option, you may begin directly from Bedoin or for a short option, ride up Mont Ventoux and finish after the descent to Sault.

Your guides will transfer you to your hotel to rest after an intense day. Take advantage to comfortably watch the stage finish of Alp d’Huez from the television. Who do you think will win the battle?

Day 3 :   Discover Mont Lozere and the climb from Mende

Option 1 : 19 Miles - 30 Km  Option 2 : 37 Miles - 60 Km  Option 3 : 75 Miles - 120 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 450 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 1000 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 2050 Meters 

For your second day of cycling, you will discover a less known region, but it’s definitely worth the visit. This rural area is full of breathtaking landscapes, ideal for cycling. The long option starts in Barjac to climb the small roads of the National Park of Cevennes, passing through a famous small village that hosts one of the first pro races of the season, the Etoile de Bessages. From there, you will climb the Mont Lozere and its beautiful landscapes to join Mende and the renowned Croix Neuve also known as the Montée Jalabert. The climb was renamed after the victory of this French champion, now journalist, on the Tour de France. There are two other options to reduce the warm up before this final climb. Afterwards, you guides will transfer you to your hotel to rest after another intense day.

Meanwhile, the Tour arrives in Saint Etienne with most likely a sprint finish.

Day 4 :   The finish line and VIP Tour de France access at Mende

Distance 1 : 23 Miles - 37 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 640 Meters 

This morning you will start riding from Chateauneuf de Randon for the final kilometers of the day’s stage of the Tour de France. You ride under the red flag. Spectators awaiting the pros and the speaker will cheer you on as you cross the finish line just like the racers. Continue the moment as you mount the official podium. Time for souvenir pictures.

And the memory making moments aren’t finished yet. Join the VIP space and the heart of the Tour ambiance.

The VIP access, known as Izoard after a famous climb in the French Alps, is reserved uniquely to Official Tour de France Operators that we are. You’re on front row places to follow the stage, with many live transmission screens, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and especially an electric ambiance. Watch the riders tackle what you tackled the day before. This is an exceptional finish at an exceptional site. Who’s your bet for the stage victory?

Your guide will bring you to your hotel at the end of the day where you can continue to share the souvenirs of this great day.

Day 5 :   Departure

After a good breakfast, your guides will transfer you to Montpellier in the morning. The Tour will go on today for a flat stage between Rodez and Carcassonne, and its magnificent medieval castle.

Average / Day : Distance : 70.86 Km / 44.14 Miles - Elevation gain : 1460.00 Meters

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Road bike - Standard
SCOTT ADDICT 20 - ( or equivalent)
with supplement (160€)

The SCOTT Addict 20 was redesigned from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With new geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 20 will be your go to when you're looking to put the miles.

  • All sizes available: S, M, L, XL.XS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XLX

Saddle Bag Containing:

  • Toolkit,
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump.
  • Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Swag


INCLUDED

Click below to see activities per trip version.

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

ACTIVITIES INCLUDED

Included

  • 4 nights in 3 or 4 star hotels (Hotel of premium quality selected with care, hygiene measures respected) 
  • All breakfasts
  • 3 picnic lunches with fresh produce and local specialties
  • 4 dinners
  • VIP ACCESS IZOARD in the arrival area in Mende
  • VIP ACCESS PODIUM DAY in Mende
  • Certified Guide
  • Van assistance 
  • All 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
  • Personal expenses

Informations & Recommendations

A unique concept

TOUR DE FRANCE LEGENDARY CLIMBS is a new series of 3 premium cycling trips, in the heart of the Tour de France during the edition:

In the saddle, 3 days of challenge on legendary stages

The exceptional chance to experience the finish of a stage of the Tour de France as a VIP guest, close to the riders

Resolutely premium services

limited-edition for 40 passionate cyclists

Alps, Ventoux, or Pyrenees: the most difficult will probably be to choose.

And why not 2 stays, since the stays follow on from each other?

And why not all 3!

Tour rates

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Standard 2500 € 200 €
    Pre-tour Night 135 € 120 €
    Post-tour Night 135 € 120 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates
Price from & per person
No cyclist VIP1000 €

Activities

Category Activity Price
Tour de France VIP ACCESS : P-Day, Ride on course Included
in Mende
Tour de France VIP ACCESS : Espace Izoard Included
in the arrival area in Mende

Extra activities can change based on the tour dates

Swag

Swag
Discover France Jersey Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 160 €
    Performance 225 €
    Premium 260 €
Electric assist bike
    Standard 135 €
Tandem Bike Rental
    Standard 135 €


Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.